Kia's presents dynamic and smart Provo Hybrid concept, in which the advanced technology mated with the masculine design of a couple-like hatchback, prevailing in the Kia's future B-segment cars, is finally going to unveil with its debut at the 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva 2013.
The Kia's stylish Provo hatchback concept has a smart hybrid system which combines, a 4-cylinder turbo-charged 1.6-Litre Gasoline Direct Injection[GDI] Engine which is capable of generating an output of 204 PS[201.2 horsepower or 150 kilowatt], with the smart regenerative electric motors which is alone capable of delivering an output of 45 PS[44.4 hp or 33.1 kilowatt] and has a technically smart 4WD-Hybrid system, designed to produce an extra power to the rear wheels when needed and also permit low-speed electric-alone motion. The power is transmitted via Kia's first time introduced 7-speed DCT transmission, bringing a complete the technology package.
The Kia's new Provo Hybrid Concept has an impressive exterior is featured with Kia’s ‘tiger nose’ grille with Schreyer-inspired headlamp made of more than 850 tiny LEDs which can be set with daytime running lights, full beam or even race-style configurations, visor-style appearance to the cabin glass with the clamshell-like roof floating above, its 3.88-metres long, 1.77-metres wide and 1.35-metres tall, featuring strong blood-orange accents contrast with the grey-green ‘Storm Metal’ body colour, has a unique 225/40-shod, 19-inch milled-alloy wheels, a 2.53-metre wheelbase, where doors panel comprised of the outer panel, a carbon-fibre inner panel and a neoprene-covered inner section featuring the Storm Metal body colour.
The Kia's Provo Concept has a stylish interior featured with fine quilted leather finishing in the seats construction, seat backrests with smartly mounted on a rotating aluminium track, dashboard is constructed from a single expanse of carbon fibre featuring business-like main binnacle includes large analogue dials on a digital display, has an engine stop-start button, drive selector for the 7-speed DCT transmission, a Multi-Media Interface control, various infotainment functions and a smaller central display of other minor gauges, featuring "normal mode" which shows a speedometer, rev counter and sat-nav route instructions, "cruise mode" which shows a large scale map, route instructions and a speedometer, and "track mode" which shows a large rev counter, a track-map and a lap-timer, also a full "entertainment mode" featuring visuals of music, radio and other information.
The DCT gearbox is uses paddles behind the steering wheel featured with blood-orange stitching and a race style straight-ahead indicator, roof panel also includes the aluminium window toggle controls and ambiance of a cockpit with tiny red LEDs set in the multi-layered doors, in the air vents and also in roof to give a low-glow ambient illumination.
The production schedule of Provo Concept is not confirmed, where as the new Kia pro_cee’d GT is arriving in the late summer of 2013.
Photos of Kia Provo Concept
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