Kia has been known for churning out sleek and stylish vehicles, thanks mostly to some dude named Peter Schreyer. And the Korean carmaker's latest Sportspace concept further reinforces this.
The company recently released photos of the Sportspace concept ahead of its slated Geneva Motor Show debut in March. The sleek wagon-like vehicle, Kia says, is a study designed primarily for fast, efficient long-distance cruising. It combines comfort, performance and stress-free motoring in a stylish package.
Developed at the company's Frankfurt design studio under the watchful eye of Kia's European design chief, Gregory Guillaume, the Sportspace features a sharp-looking front end with the signature Tiger Nose grille, flanked by equally sleek swept-back and blacked-out headlamps, and a sculpted hood. The side profile is emphasized by a swooping shape, slim exterior mirrors, and a low-slung roofline. The estate is capped off by a rear featuring wraparound taillights and twin-trapezoidal exhaust pipes on either side, hiding underneath that aggressive rear bumper.
To further emphasize its grand-touring character, the Sportspace seats four passengers in total comfort, each one perched on soft leather. The driver gets a flat-bottom steering wheel, a touchscreen display, and silver accents all around.
According to Kia, the Sportspace is designed for folks who want a car with reasonable cargo-carrying capacity for those weekend jaunts, but it can also move around in comfort, style and a hint of sportiness.
No details have been revealed about the powertrain just yet.
What do you think of the Sportspace's design?