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Kia Trackster concept headed for Chicago Auto Show
Kia Track’ster concept car set to make its official public premiere at the 2012 Chicago auto show!
Kia Motors America today released the very-first teaser image of its up-coming Track’ster concept vehicle. The Soul-based concept car will be officially unveiled at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show next week.
Designed by Kia’s Californian design studio (led by Tom Kearns), the Track’ster concept car sports a three-door hatchback body style and low roofline. It also features larger wheels and more aggressive body kit than the current Kia Soul. Under the hood, the Track’ster features a highly-potent turbo-charged four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower.
The current Kia Soul has been a smashing success in the States with sales topping 102.000 units last year, but the model is already four years old and development of the next-generation Soul is well underway. Therefore we think the Track’ster does not only showcase the carmaker’s evolving design language, but also gives us a clear idea as to what the next Kia Soul will look like.
Kia says that there are no plans for Track’ster to enter production at this point, but positive public reaction might change Kia’s initial plans. Full details about the hot-looking concept vehicle will be released on February 8th, so stay tuned.
Kia Track’ster concept: