CompanyKiapresented a new concept Trail. # 39; ster e-AWD based on the Soul urban crossover. The novelty has received a hybrid drive, which can be promising forSoula. .
The world premiere of the new Kia Trail concept took place at the Chicago Auto Show.
# 39; ster - a hybrid crossover with an all-wheel drive system, underbody protection made of durable aluminum alloy and a soft roof made of waterproof canvas.
It embodies the idea of a modern and capable of a lot of compact crossover for those who like to make excursions from the familiar urban environment in search of snow-covered areas in the mountains, unpaved roads, streams and waterfalls, mountain paths, - describe in Kianew Trail. # 39; ster. - Economical and lightweight Trail'ster is ideal for adventure seekers. .
Compared to the serial Kia Soul, the ground clearanceTrailsterhas been increased by 65 mm
The Trail'ster Concept is a glimpse into the not-too-distant future. This is a demonstration of how the Kia Soul can logically and intelligently get an all-wheel drive version, created to leave city streets and go on trips to the mountains, - said Tom Kearns, chief designer of the Kia Design Center of America. “This vehicle takes advantage of the all-wheel drive capabilities of an SUV and combines them with a compact and sporty appearance and a striking expressive design. .
The external color scheme of the concept, as conceived by the designers, should remind of spring snow and dirt roads
The power plant of the new concept car consists of a 1.
6-liter gasoline turbo engine with 185 hp. with. with a peak torque of 250 Nm, a 35-horsepower electric motor on the rear axle, a lithium-ion battery 1.2 kWh and a six-speedautomatic machine. .
The total power of the hybrid is 220 liters. with. and a torque of 386 Nm.
According to the company's calculations, if the Trail'ster will be mass-produced, then the fuel economy will be up to 25-30% in urban conditions and 5-10% when driving on the highway compared to a regular 2021 Kia Soul with a two-liter atmospheric gasoline engine.
The roof of the Kia Trail'ster is a waterproof sheet that can be rolled up.
The fully removable roof has the added benefit of being lighter than a conventional roof, which helps to lower the center of gravity, provide better efficiency and dynamics. There are built-in roof rack mounts and cross-rails for taking mountain bikes or snowboards with you.
In the Kia Trail interior trim. # 39; ster were used brown leather and decorative aluminum inserts.
We took high-quality winter sports equipment as a basis: snowboarder gloves, boots, helmets, and used these ideas to not only create a premium-level interior, but also play up the theme in a unique waycommented Chief Designer Tom Kerns.
WhenTrailsterwill appear in serial performance has not yet been reported. Recall that the premiere of the novelty was preceded by the teasers .
Let us remind you that in less than a month н another premiere of Kia will take place at the Geneva Motor Show - the concept car of the D-segment .