Kia Cross GT concept previews future design language

January 31, 2013

Kia will unveil a new concept car at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show called the Kia Cross GT. It’s set to be larger than the Sorento while showcasing a sporty coupe-like profile.

Limited official details are available at this stage, however, the company is describing it as a premium “Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV)” which is larger than the 2014 Sorento.

According to Kia, the concept shows off the company’s new generation design language too, although, you can see a similar grille layout is carried over from today’s models.

It appears it will feature very slim headlights which blend in with high ‘cheek bones’. The cheek bones form a bolstered wheel arch which is likely to match a set of pumped rear wheel arches as well.

In terms of engine power, the new model is expected to showcase some form of super fuel-efficient powertain, in Kia’s words, “driven by technology”.

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All will be revealed at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show starting February 7. Stay tuned for more details.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.