Posted on Wednesday, 6 March 2013 , 02:03:40 byDan
Filed under KIAAsianGeneva Motor ShowConceptsTechnology
This year at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show edition, Kia presented the Provo Concept, a model that looks like a road-legal racer and that combines ultra-modern technology with a self-confident and agile look. With all this in the sleeve, the B-segment car will manage to captivate all its enthusiasts. Under the hood it has a petrol-fuelled turbo-charged engine with clever regenerative-electric motors. On the steep leading edge, the model comes with an aero-style splitter, carbon-fiber panels and small LED cluster front lights, over the long bonnet. The engineers have also provided an aerodynamic splitter with an adjustable vent system to direct airflow.
The new model measures 3.88 meters in length, 1.77 meters in width and 1.35 meters in height. It features a steep front nose and carbon fiber lower valance as well. The A pillars and frameless doors are being hidden by a wrap-around front screen and offers a visor-style appearance to the cabin glass. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have provided 225/40 R19-inch milled-alloy wheels with a traditional cast look that stays still thanks to the single center nuts finished in anodized blood-orange.
Under the hood it hides a 4-cylinder turbocharged 1.6-liter GDI engine tuned to generate 204 PS rapidly and progressively allowing Provo to deliver an injection of speed and performance often absent from the B-segment mainstream. The doors open from push-up electronic handles that operate with an electric click and reveal the polished aluminum panels featured in the external sculpted flanks extended to create a high level two-step sill into the car. The dashboard is made of only one expanse of carbon fiber. On the center tunnel we will find two control hubs: the engine stop-start button and drive selector for the 7-speed DCT transmission and a Multi-Media Interface control and the roof panel also incorporates aluminum window toggle controls.
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