Following last week's teaser, Kia has unveiled the SPORTSPACE concept which will be shown in the metal at next month's Geneva Motor Show.

The teaser shot published last week only showed the front half of the car which made us think Kia is cooking up a wagon concept and this has been confirmed today as the SPORTSPACE previews the next generation Optima which will likely be offered for the first time in the more practical body style. The mid-size wagon was designed in Frankfurt and promises to provide “stylish and exciting transportation for four.”

The production version will obviously be less dramatic than this concept which features a low roofline, bulging hood, vented front and rear fenders and "ice cube" headlights. We also notice a glossy upper front grille, automatically retractable door handles, slender side mirrors and stylish alloy wheels while at the back there are dual chrome exhaust tips.

In the simple yet functional cabin it gets a generous touchscreen display, one-piece seats wrapped in leather, panoramic sunroof as well as several metallic and glossy accents.

Kia hasn’t mentioned the dimensions of the car but the side profile indicates it’s quite large, especially after looking at length of the doors while the rear overhang is also substantial.

The Kia SPORTSPACE concept will premiere on March 3 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Gallery: Kia SPORTSPACE concept revealed ahead of Geneva debut, previews Optima wagon

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