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CarsKia's EV Concept for Geneva Has a New Kia Logo and Lights for a Grille

13:15  25 february  2019
13:15  25 february  2019 Source:   caranddriver.com

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Kia ' s EV Concept for Geneva Has a New Kia Logo and Lights for a Grille . The sporty new concept aims to prove that EVs can get hearts racing, too. It has now been over a decade since Kia introduced the "tiger nose" grille , which usually is a long rectangular shape that has two notches in

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Kia's EV Concept for Geneva Has a New Kia Logo and Lights for a Grille © Kia Kia will show the sporty concept car at the Geneva auto show, looking to prove that electric cars can be just as exciting as gasoline-powered ones.
  • Kia has released this teaser photo of a sporty electric concept ahead of its Geneva auto show debut.
  • The car has a light-up logo that uses a type font new to Kia.
  • Kia of Europe's vice president of design promises that the brand's EVs can be sporty, too.

Kia is preparing to reveal a new concept car at the Geneva auto show next month, and the brand has released a teaser of the unnamed concept. Almost no details about the car have been given beyond that it's all electric, so all that we have to go on is this shadowy photo and some quotes from Gregory Guillaume, Kia's vice president of design in Europe.

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Kia will debut its fresh logo before the end of the year. "The new emblem is similar to the one at the The Imagine (gallery above) debuted at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as the brand' s concept for an Kia is aiming for a 310-mile (500-kilometer range) and 800-volt battery system that could charge

Concept promises to embody Kia ' s new approach to EVs. 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 Next month, Kia will unveil a performance-minded electric vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show.

Luckily, we can actually see quite a lot in the image. The EV is very low slung, with a wide stance and bulging fenders. The front fenders themselves actually have an interesting visible design element: There's a crease on the fenders near the edges of the wheel arches that could give the car a mock body-cladding vibe or help to make the arches look bigger and sportier than they already are.

Also visible are thin black elements at the edges of the hood that are probably air vents, small cameras in place of side mirrors, and weirdly ribbed surfacing at the lower air intakes. But the most noticeable part of the design is the grille-or, well, the lack of one.

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It has now been over a decade since Kia introduced the "tiger nose" grille, which usually is a long rectangular shape that has two notches in the center, at the top and the bottom.

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Kia revealed a concept car named Imagine at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show. The design study is Kia is looking to make a splash at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show by unveiling a head-turning electric It’ s backlit, which has become the new norm on the auto show circuit. Designers also gave the Imagine

Those notches are more pronounced on some models than others-look below at the Stinger versus the K900, for instance-but they're always present. On this concept, though, the tiger nose has been turned into the lighting itself.

A singular LED strip in the exaggerated tiger nose shape is the most prominent feature of the front end, spanning almost the entire width of the front end, and the innards are surrounded by what looks like chrome. Two thin LED strips, one on each side of the interior of the "grille," most likely act as the actual headlights.

Kia's EV Concept for Geneva Has a New Kia Logo and Lights for a Grille © Kia 2019 Kia Stinger GT and 2019 Kia K900 There is one other element visible in this teaser that really caught our eye. You might already know that, here at C/D, we have a thing for super minor design details like new fonts. At this year's Detroit auto show, we chatted with the Telluride's lead designer and brought up our disdain for Kia's generic logo, and he agreed that it deserves to be changed.

Well, it looks like Kia's European design arm also agrees, as the traditional oval Kia logo is nowhere to be found on this new concept. In its place is the brand name written in a new, connected, futuristic font at the front edge of the hood. Oh, and it's lit up, too, in keeping with the latest trends in electrified concepts. We really hope that this modern new font and logo will appear on future Kia production models.

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Kia is teasing a new concept for this year’ s Geneva Motor Show, which it says is “designed to make the heart beat that bit faster.” At first glance, it appears as though the brand’ s “tiger nose” grille has been significantly widened to cover almost the entire face of the vehicle, and is highlighted by a long

The running light elements pay homage to Kia ' s "tiger nose" grille design. While there's not a lot else we can learn from this photo, other than the fact that the Kia will have enormous headlights and, as is de rigeur for concept cars, massive wheels, the company has divulged a few more hints about

Talking about the new concept, Guillaume says that there's no reason a car's design shouldn't make your heart race just because it's electric.

Kia's EV Concept for Geneva Has a New Kia Logo and Lights for a Grille © Getty "We imagined designing an all-electric car that not only answered consumer concerns around range, performance, recharging networks and driving dynamism, but one that also gave you goose bumps when you looked at it and made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you drove it." What we took away from that flowery statement: Kia wants electric cars to be exciting. We can't argue with that.

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