Kia has released a teaser image of a new all-electric concept car due to be launched at the Geneva Motor Show in a couple of weeks’ time.
The model has been designed at Kia’s European design centre in Frankfurt, and continues the company’s good work in electric vehicles. Alongside the existing Soul EV, the excellent Kia e-Niro is due in the UK in April, and a new Soul EV is set to arrive later in 2019.
Both the e-Niro and second-generation Soul EV will offer long-distance electric range – in the region of 250-280 real world miles on a single charge – at mass market prices. The e-Niro for example costs less than £33,000, and the Soul EV is expected to arrive at a similar price or less.
Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe, said: “Automotive design is about capturing the heart and making it beat that bit faster for that bit longer – and we believe that there’s absolutely no reason why that should change simply because the car is electric.
“We imagined designing an all-electric car that not only answered consumer concerns around range, performance, recharging networks and driving dynamism, but one that also gave you goose bumps when you looked at it, and made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you drove it.
“That’s why our all-electric concept is designed to not only get your pulse racing, but to also signpost our holistic and emotional approach to electrification.”
Further details will be releases at the car’s launch on Tuesday 5th March at Palexpo, Geneva.