KIA SPORTSPACE CONCEPT TO TAKE FLIGHT

 

The 2015 Geneva Motor Show begins on March 3 and Kia’s got big plans in store. The South Korean brand will be unveiling a futuristic wagon concept called the Sportspace.


Kia has designed it to be a stylish wagon made comfortable for four adults with a focus on long distance driving. Even though it will have the capability to reach far-off destinations, they will be achieved in a fast and efficient manner.

The new concept has been designed at Kia’s Frankfurt design studio under the supervision of Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer Europe. The Sportspace concept takes on Kia’s traditional physical characteristics with its signature “tiger nose” grille.

Like many concepts, it has bold, aggressive styling that has many sharp crisp lines, as well as a sloping rear that exudes sportiness and excitement. Additionally, the rear sports a mesh bumper on both sides enclosing dual exhausts.

“We set out to design a car that is a totally new breed of grand tourer – one for active people who need reasonable cargo space on the weekend, but don’t want to compromise moving around in style, comfort, and with an element of sportiness,” said Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer Europe.

According to Kia, the interior will provide “maximum comfort and minimal stress.” For what we can see from the teaser images, the Sportspace concept seems simple, yet classy with chrome or aluminum touches throughout the cockpit. A large colour touchscreen and gauge cluster are the two parts that look above and beyond anything Kia currently offers.

Kia intends for it to be an exciting transporter that will be spacious and functional, “without sacrificing the performance, sustainability, and economy that Kia is known for.” Outside of that, many questions, such as its specific engine and power output, should be addressed during the auto show.

When the reveal is done, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Sportspace concept to showcase some styling cues for the next-generation Kia Optima.