Kia Futuron Concept shows vision for crossover-coupe EV
The company wants its future models to be more striking than its current lineup.
Kia has revealed the Futuron Concept, showcasing the Korean automaker's vision for an all-electric crossover coupe.
The futuristic design is described as a '360-degree' smooth form without ornament, connecting the body surfaces via flowing shapes that provide a streamlined appearance that takes inspiration from UFOs and flying saucers. The brand's characteristic tiger-nose grille has been similarly transformed, spanning the entire front end yet retaining a pair of tabs in the middle.
Kia says the concept's low-profile proportions make a "strong statement of intent" for the brand's future models. The company is working to make its lineup more visually distinctive and sporty to help nameplates stand out from the competition.
The Futuron integrates four in-wheel electric motors connected to a flat battery module beneath the floor. Inside, the cabin is designed around Level 4 autonomy with a retracting steering wheel and reclining front seats.
The concept made its official debut at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai.