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The Kia SOUL Burner is the ‘bad boy’ of Kia’s three new concept characters, according to KME Design Chief Guillaume.
“In developing SOUL Burner we avoided going in the ‘boy-racer’ direction. This concept is the most extroverted of our three characters.SOUL Burner is more about showing-off and parading about.If one of our SOUL trio had to have a tattoo – it would be the Burner! Indeed, as visitors to Geneva will see, it does have a ‘tattooed’ exterior, complete with dragons!”
From the outside, SOUL Burner is a mean totally black beast with sparse flashes of scarlet.The paintwork is satin, almost matt, Black, the wheels are matt black and the only other exterior colour is a little bit of red – around the lower front air intake, the wheel rims and door mirrors.
“SOUL Burner’s tattoo is tone-in-tone, black gloss on the black satin paintwork.At first look viewers can’t tell what the tattoo represents.Then they’ll notice that there is something happening on the car’s surface.But it’s only after a second ‘look’ that they will realise this car is enveloped with dragons!”
In an unusually asymmetric design, the largest dragon creeps up the left side of the SOUL Burner and over the bonnet to blow fire down onto the front bumper.On the other side, a small dragon emerges from the sill panel and climbs over the C-Pillar.Throughout the car, a ‘dragon scales’ pattern is repeated, appearing on the front grille, seats and door trims.
At the front, the bumper is equipped with L-shaped day-light LED driving lamps around the outer edges.The bonnet has an extra air outlet and the door mirrors are smaller (then Diva).
At the rear, twin vertical exhaust pipes are placed at the extremes of the bumper, while the tailgate features an asymmetrical number-plate and release handle.
Unlike the other SOUL concepts, SOUL Burner has a solid roof panel and no roof rails.It rides on the widest, lowest profile tyres of the trio – 245/40 R19 – again with a concept-specific tread pattern comprised of dragon’s flames.
Inside SOUL Burner, the four individual sports seats (complete with dragon-scale motif), thick-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel and entire cabin trim are divided horizontally.Above the split, everything – including headliner, pillars and dashboard – is finished in a rich matt red, below all is deep black.In contrast, the centre console, air vents, gearshift, and door handles are finished in a special black-chrome. [Photo Source: Autounleashed.com ]