Kia has taken the veil off their first coupe SUV, but at this point of time it is a concept. Dubbed as Kia Futuron, it takes a new approach towards design direction for South Korean’s future electric vehicles. Since, it is a futuristic concept, we won’t be able to see it anytime soon on the roads. However, Kia Futuron Concept envisions a progressive electric SUV Coupe from Hyundai’s subsidiary that will eventually hit production line. The concept made its debut at the 2019 China International Import Expo in Shanghai.
Exterior design of Kia Futuron Concept is one of the most striking aspects. It has merging elegant proportions with clean shapes and surfaces. Futuron Concept also introduces a new interpretation of tiger nose grille that is much wider and it incorporates the headlamps featuring “Star Cloud” design on a Dragon Skin surface inspired by Chinese mythology. Kia Futuron Concept also takes inspiration from nebulae and the headlights consist of geometric patchwork of matrix LEDs. It is also similar at the back with similar taillights. It is quite similar to Hyundai’s Grandeur
For a low-profile SUV Coupe, it has an elevated ground clearance. Kia Futuron Concept is 190.9-inches long, 61-inches high and wheelbase is 118.1-inches. Futuron Concept has an unusual roof and sports diamond-shaped panoramic glasshouse sitting in 360-degree core. Roof extends to the bonnet that gives drivers an unparallel view ahead and also includes a network of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors with Level 4 autonomous driving capability. With the help of fully-electric powertrain and self-driving capabilities, concept has spacious and flexible interior. The front seats are made from flexible materials and offers upright driving position or reclined rest position. When self-driving mode is engaged, the front seats recline as steering wheel retracts. A high-capacity battery is mounted low in the body beneath the cabin floor. It powers four in-wheel electric motors. Because of this, Kia Futuron Concept gets low center of gravy and an e-AWD system that delivers lighting fast responses to driver inputs.