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Chicago 2015: Kia shows off Trail'ster concept

Chicago 2015: Kia shows off Trail'ster concept image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Newspress USA, Kia | posted February 13, 2015 12:19

Previews the production version of the Kia Soul AWD

After teasing us last week, Kia has revealed the rugged Trail'ster concept during the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

Designed to preview the production version of the Soul AWD (all-wheel drive), the Trail'ster concept features a two-tone 'Polar Pearl Snowdrift' and 'Terra Bronze Metallic' exterior paint scheme. The rugged concept also comes with a roll-top canvas roof, blacked-out LED headlights, large fog lights and a honeycomb-shaped grill.

Rear of the Kia Trail'ster concept

Moreover, the Trail'ster concept is fitted with LED taillights, aggressive rear bumper and an aluminum cladding around the entire vehicle. It is finished off with 19-inch two-tone alloy wheels.

Interior of the Kia Trail'ster concept

The interior of the concept is equipped with brown leather and features aluminum accents. It also has an aircraft-inspired thickset gear shifter, AWD controls and a bright red ignition button. In addition, the Trail'ster concept comes with a three-spoke steering wheel and the floor mats feature aluminum inlays for all-weather traction.

The Trail'ster concept is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 188 PS and 251 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the Trail'ster is also integrated with a 1.2 kWh Lithium Ion Polymer battery that generates 36 PS and 135 Nm of torque.