Kia Unveils Cross GT Hybrid at 2013 Chicago Auto Show
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Kia introduced a trio of models at the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview; among the three is concept Cross GT Hybrid. Much like the current Kia Sorento, the Cross GT Concept is a crossover vehicle with a long wheelbase, short overhangs and a wide stance.
"Our customers are looking to the Kia brand to offer relevant vehicles in the premium segments that take value to new levels of sophistication," said Sprague. "The Cross GT is the next logical step in that evolution. And while only a concept today, it signals one possible design direction we may explore for the future."
Kia said the Cross GT was "built around desire, has equine strength and deer speed and shows the unlimited potential of Kia design." While strictly a concept car, the vehicle has a 3.8-liter V6 with an electric hybrid drive system producing 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. Kia says the concept could go up to 20 miles on electric power alone.