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.
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.
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.
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.
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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