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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

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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 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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