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Auto ShowsKia bringing a performance EV to Geneva that'll 'get your pulse racing'

17:36  26 february  2019
17:36  26 february  2019 Source:   autoblog.com

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The Geneva concept is meant to " get your pulse racing ," and to "signpost our holistic and emotional approach to electrification." The Soul EV and e-Niro both use a 64-kWh battery to power a motor with 201 horsepower on to 238 miles of range. Since neither the Soul EV nor e-Niro are expected to get

Kia knows how to build a performance sedan. The next step is to make its EVs exciting. As the clock runs down towards the first press day of the Geneva Motor Show, Kia released two more That’s why our all-electric concept is designed to not only get your pulse racing , but to also Pandemics accentuate disruption and bring ‘formidable opportunities’ for startups: Kind Snacks Founder.

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Kia just keeps going with the electric flow. The South Korean carmaker has already introduced the e-Niro and Soul EV, and in Europe will put a plug-in hybrid version of the Ceed wagon on sale later this year. Next month, Kia will unveil a performance-minded electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show.

The company had almost nothing to say about it beyond the philosophical: The concept will be "a visual embodiment of the company's desire to move forward in the exciting world of electrification." Moving forward appears to mean addressing all of the enduring issues consumers have with EVs, meaning looks, range, performance and recharging. The Audi E-Tron GT set at least two of those bars unexpectedly high, so we look forward to finding out what Kia's European design center in Frankfurt has come up with.

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Before revealing its concept at Geneva early next month, all Kia will give us is a teaser image, and a PR-approved quote from Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design at the brand's Frankfurt-based design center That’s why our all-electric concept is designed to not only get your pulse racing

In Geneva , the screens showed images of previous Kia concept cars to illustrate how far the company’s design has come in recent years. All we know is that inductive charging technology sends the power cord the way of the carburetor. Similarly, it’s too early to tell what the future holds for Kia ’s Imagine

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That means looking in a different direction than the electric Kia's that have come so far. The Geneva concept is meant to "get your pulse racing," and to "signpost our holistic and emotional approach to electrification."

The Soul EV and e-Niro both use a 64-kWh battery to power a motor with 201 horsepower on to 238 miles of range. Since neither the Soul EV nor e-Niro are expected to get our hairs up with their driving chops, it's possible the Geneva concept ups the power on the motor in return for less range. But that would be less impressive than the press release billing, wouldn't it? And it would be a shame to waste the concept's bulging fender fenders and beastly lines on something, well ... less than totally electrifying.

Kia bringing a performance EV to Geneva that'll 'get your pulse racing' originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 Feb 2019

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