Monday, January 20, 2020
News Kia Futuron Concept Is An Electric SUV Coupe

Kia Futuron Concept Is An Electric SUV Coupe

The Kia Futuron Concept is meant to depict and explore the future evolution of the electric SUV.

Everyone knows that most crossovers and SUVs are little more than a sedan/hatchback with an extra 3cm of ground clearance. In this instance, Kia’s taken that concept to the next level by designing what once would have been considered a high-performance coupe concept. The Kia Futuron Concept may very well be exactly that however with enough ground clearance for some serious off-roading.

The concept could, in a way, tackle difficult driving conditions thanks to its e-AWD which consists in four independent in-wheel motors. The positioning of these motors enables Kia to set any desired ride height. A high-capacity battery, located in the vehicle’s floor, feeds the motors.

The Futuron’s body is incredibly sleek and incorporates a new “tiger-face” with innovative Star Cloud light signature. Despite the aerodynamic shape, the vehicle is fairly big at 4,850 mm in length, 1,550 mm tall and with a 3,000 mm-long wheelbase.

The roof is diamond-shaped and is reminiscent of a UFO or a flying saucer. The visible glasshouse incorporates LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors throughout which enables Level 4 autonomous driving. This is where the lounge-like cabin and its front flexible and reclining seats come into play for complete relaxation.

The Futuron is on display at the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.

Kia Futuron Concept | Photo: Kia

Kia Futuron Concept | Photo: Kia

Kia Futuron Concept | Photo: Kia

Kia Futuron Concept | Photo: Kia

Trending Now

Production Lucid Air World Debut Set for April

Production-ready Lucid Air to make global debut in April; Unveiling set to be made during the New York Auto Show; Reservations are now...

Subaru To Electrify 40% of Its Fleet by 2030

Subaru announced the plan to electrify its fleet; By 2030, 40% of it will be electric or hybrid electric vehicles; Five years later,...

Top 15 Unveils To Look For At The 2020 Montreal International Auto Show

Public Show Dates: Friday, January 17 to Sunday, January 26, 2020. More than 30 Premieres and over 500 vehicles on display. Hot cars,...

The Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake is Coming

Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake was announced 2 years ago; Leaked photos are showing the full car who has yet to be unveiled; In...

2020 Nissan Sentra: Pricing Announced for Canada

2020 Nissan Sentra starts at $18,798 before freight and delivery charges Well-equipped $22K Sentra SV includes eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android...
Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,400 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.