Geneva: Kia Soul Crossover Concepts – Production Version Coming in October

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Kia displayed three SOUL Concepts dubbed, Diva, Burner and Searcher at its Geneva Motor Show booth today. The trio of concept cars are closely related to the SOUL production car which will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October this year. All three concepts were created by Kia's European design team under the guidance of Kia's Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer.

"For Geneva, the Kia design team simultaneously developed three concepts with very different executions to hint at the 'world of possibilities' open to future customers. SOUL Diva, SOUL Burner and SOUL Searcher were envisaged as three equal co-stars at Geneva, members of a team going through an urban adventure together," declared Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer Kia Motors Europe. -Continued

Press Release

Kia SOUL Diva
The Kia SOUL Diva has been created as a fashion accessory for a style-conscious young-at-heart woman who regards her car to be as important as her entire outfit. SOUL Diva is like a supermodel with an aura of glamour, a bit flashy but playful and fun!

Inside, SOUL Diva presents a black, white and gold world of leather and glitter - all beautifully and evenly lit by the full-length tinted glass panoramic roof. Turning the cabin into a stylish lounge, the seats are upholstered in glossy black imitation leather using 'quilted' stitching and trimmed to look like sofas. Even the cabin floor presents a tactile treat, with black long-pile 'Pony-hide' carpet that simply begs to be stroked!

Kia SOUL Burner
The Kia SOUL Burner is the 'bad boy' of Kia's three new concept characters, a 'show-off' complete with dragon tattoos. From the outside, it is a mean, totally black beast with sparse flashes of scarlet. The tattoos are black gloss on the black satin paintwork, which shows a large dragon creeping over the bonnet. On the other side, a small dragon climbs up the C-pillar.

The front bumper is equipped with L-shaped day-light LED driving lamps around the outer edges. At the rear, two vertical exhaust pipes are placed at the extremes of the bumper. Inside SOUL Burner, the four individual sports seats and entire cabin trim are divided horizontally. Above the split, everything is finished in a rich matt red, but below all is deep black.

Kia SOUL Searcher
The Kia SOUL Searcher is the concept that provides a haven of tranquility within the urban jungle, a comfort-zone on four wheels. It sets out to capture the spirit of Korean and Far Eastern culture with a focus on achieving personal inner peace and creating a calm cocoon for the occupants. Exuding casual confidence, the colors are muted, the textures are soft and the road presence is discreet.

On the outside, an old but lived-in leather finish is applied to the bonnet, the powered folding roof and tailgate panel, plus the dashboard, door panels and steering wheel rim. Inside, grey-beige felt is used to cover the floor and the seats for an "ambience of comforting domesticity that banishes pandemonium".