Kia at Geneva Motor Show 2014
The 84th Geneva Motor Show kicks off next week, and Kia, fresh off its big reveals in Chicago, will undoubtedly be making the trek to Switzerland. Below we’ve detailed all the Geneva unveilings we can expect to see (although we’ve pretty much already seen it all here in the States).
Kia at Geneva Motor Show 2014: GT4 Stinger Concept
The concept that created quite the buzz (Get it? Stinger? Buzz? Bees? Okay, we’ll go home now.) at Detroit will be making an appearance in Geneva. The GT4 Stinger, while just a concept, is one incredible sports car that is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged T-GDI four-cylinder engine capable of 315 hp. Kia says there are no plans to put this baby into production, but expect to see design elements manifested on future models.
Kia at Geneva Motor Show 2014: Soul EV
The Soul EV rocked its way onto the stage for the first time in Chicago and will begin production later this year. Powered by a 27-kWh, 200-watt-hour/kg lithium-ion polymer battery (say that five times fast), the 2015 Soul EV should get a driving range between 80 and 100 miles. Under the hood is an 81.4-kW electric motor that lays out 109 hp and gets a top speed of around 90 mph.
Kia will also be unveiling a new hybrid technology for the Soul in Geneva.
Kia at Geneva Motor Show 2014: Optima Hybrid
Like the Soul EV, the 2014 Optima Hybrid also made waves in Chicago but won’t be available until the end of the year. It’s got a fresh new design for its wheels, grille, and lighting elements, and it puts out nearly 200 hp from the gas engine-electric traction motor combo.
Kia at Geneva Motor Show 2014: Sportage
Finally, Kia will be showing off the 2014 Sportage, which is the brand’s best-selling compact crossover. A 4.2-inch TFT LCD cluster, heated steering wheel, the FlexSteer system, and LED rear lamps are among the updates for the 2014 model.