Kia Novo Concept - 2015 Seoul Live

02/04/2015 - 15:53 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Based on Kia's C-segment platform.

Apart from the new Kia K5, the Korean car maker also showcased the Novo concept at the Seoul Motor Show 2015 today. The coupe-inspired fastback design hints at future styling and strategy, Kia says, although a direct production version is not expected in the near future.

Kia Novo Concept front at the Seoul Motor Show 2015

The Novo concept was birthed at Kia's Namyang design center in Korea, and is based on a specially-adapted version of its C-segment platform. Featuring the traditional 'tiger-nose' grille, Kia has equipped the Novo with laser headlights and diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Kia Novo Concept side at the Seoul Motor Show 2015

The suicide doors of the Novo concept open to a driver-focussed cabin which features a wide dashboard with aluminium and leather highlights. The instrument cluster features a 3D hologram display, and the driver benefits from a touch pad controller which doesn't require him to take his eyes off the road.

Kia Novo Concept rear at the Seoul Motor Show 2015

The controller is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor, and can setup the car to varying individual needs. Further, a wide touchscreen display in the center of the dashboard is accessible to occupants for infotainment needs.

Kia Novo Concept front quarter at the Seoul Motor Show 2015

Power for the Novo concept comes from the 1.6-liter T-GDI gasoline engine, paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission turning the front wheels. The tires feature adaptive concave profiling, which reduce rolling resistance and road noise, but increase grip levels.

Further details are available in the press release below the gallery.

Kia Novo Concept - Press Release

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