Kia has released additional images and technical details of the SPORTSPACE concept set to make its public debut next week in Geneva.
Promising to provide "stylish and exciting transportation for four", Kia's SPORTSPACE concept is a fresh take on the wagon/estate body style and will likely morph into a production version part of the next-gen Optima lineup. The concept is 4855mm long, 1870mm wide, 1425mm tall, with a 2840mm wheelbase and 20-inch alloy wheels inset with carbon fiber.
Unlikely the recent crop of concepts which mostly adopt a hybrid or electric powertrain, the SPORTSPACE is motivated by a conventional four-cylinder, 2.0-liter T-GDI turbocharged gasoline direct injection engine developing 250 HP (184 kW) sent to the front wheels.
Extra attention was put into the rear section of the car where the central tunnel connects to the trunk and there’s a special loading system with 28 rolling balls installed on the matte leather trunk floor. Easy cargo manipulation is granted by the low tailgate and when the car is started the stainless steel balls of the loading system will automatically be lowered by 3mm to make sure the cargo will stay in place at all times.
Check out the attached press release for in-depth details about the exterior and interior styling.