Geneva 2015: Kia Sportspace concept revealed

Geneva 2015: Kia Sportspace concept revealed image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Kia | posted March 03, 2015 19:21

Powered by a 2.0L T-GDI engine

Kia has revealed the Sportspace concept at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show.

Designed at the company’s Frankfurt studio, the Kia Sportspace concept could preview the future estate/wagon version of the next-generation Optima.  In terms of size, the concept is 4855mm long, 1870mm wide and 1425mm tall with a wheelbase of 2840mm.

Up front, it is fitted with Kia’s ‘tiger nose’ along with a satin aluminum strip that runs across the bonnet of the vehicle. The Sportspace concept is also equipped with ‘ice cube’ blacked-out LED headlights, a glossy upper grill and a sculpted hood. When viewed from the side, the concept is characterized by strong lines that visually connect the front and rear of the vehicle.

Rear of the Kia Sportspace concept

The rear of the concept is equipped with distinctive taillights that wraps around the fender. It is also integrated with a roof-mounted spoiler, an aggressive bumper and a carbon-fiber diffuser. It is finished off with 20-inch carbon fiber alloy wheels and an “Ignition Red” exterior paint.

Interior of the Kia Sportspace concept   

Inside, the Kia Sportspace concept gets a hand woven ‘cuoio intrecciato’ seats that are accented with black-polished leather with carbon fiber trims. The Korean automaker said that anodized aluminum is used on the following: flat-bottomed steering wheel, paddle shifter, sport pedals, gear knob and switches. The concept’s dashboard is also equipped with a large screen display.    

Under the hood, the concept is powered by a 2.0-liter T-GDI (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) engine that delivers 250 PS.