Kia Imagine concept previews a C-segment sedan with fastback styling and it could be introduced by 2022 in the global market
Kia has officially revealed a new concept called Imagine at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Like most of the other concept models, this one is also electric powered and it previewed a C-segment sedan with fastback styling, which will appeal to young customers. The front gets signature tiger-nose grille of Kia and it is a closed type which is why the company calls it as Tiger Mask.
The headlamps are LEDs and the Kia logo is integrated into the body. The bumper design is simple and the company has given air-curtains on either end, which will reduce drag. The windscreen extends all the way to rear as it looks like a big panoramic sunroof and it makes the cabin airy.
The Imagine concept rides on 22-inch wheels with four spokes and transparent glass inserts, which gives a unique look for the sedan. The rear comes with small LED tail lamps and the large glass roof at the rear is a good design touch. The concept doesn’t have conventional rearview mirrors as they are replaced by camera’s, the image will be displayed inside the cabin.
One of the unique things about the Imagine Concept is the paint finish as it gets six hand-applied layers of chrome-effect silver paint and it is covered in a tanned bronze tint and it has a warm finish. Depending on the light, the cuts and curves on the body look more beautiful. The company has given suicide type doors for the Imagine concept.
Thanks to the electric powertrain, the chassis architecture is completely different from regular cars. The engineers have managed to create more space inside the cabin. But the highlight of the interior is 21 ultra-high resolution screens placed on the top of the dashboard and they curve from one side to another which gives a floating centre console effect.
The interior is finished in leather to give a premium feel for the cabin along with silk covered seat. The engineers have also focused on boot as the front and rear offers excellent boot space. Kia might introduce the production version based on Imagine by 2022 and most of these design elements won’t make it to the final model.