Kia yesterday unveiled its new Cross GT concept
at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
This boldly styled, powerful-looking premium crossover shares bloodlines with the 2014 Kia Sorento
, but appears even more imposing. It was penned in Irvine, California, by the same design studio that created the Track’ster
and Soul’ster concepts, and most recently the all-new production 2014 Kia Forte sedan
Featuring rear-hinged rear doors, the Kia Cross GT easily accommodates four passengers and their cargo. A multipanel panoramic sunroof with hexagonal glass inserts lets daylight into the cabin and enhances the vehicle's upscale looks.
As for motivation, the Kia Cross GT uses a parallel hybrid powertrain that combines a 3.8L V6 with a flat electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Together, they generate 500 lb-ft of torque and 400 horsepower, while allowing an all-electric range of 20 miles (32 km).