Kia Sportspace Concept previews striking future

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Kia will unveil a striking new concept at the 2015 Geneva motor show. Named the Sportspace Concept, the shooting brake Kia flaunts a ‘tiger nose’ grille and sharp bodylines that could preview a future of sporty Kia estates and hatches.

Designed as a long distance cruiser, the Sportspace Concept also features tiny door mirrors, a panoramic sunroof and twin pentagon exhausts that sit below a sleek tailgate.

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Inside, a futuristic cabin features what looks to be a digital dash, racing car-esque steering wheel and metallic central tunnel. A centrally-mounted touchscreen also pokes up out of the dash.

Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer of Kia Europe explains the thinking behind the concept: ‘the Sportspace is a totally new breed of grand tourer - one for active people who need reasonable cargo space on the weekend, but don't want to compromise moving around in style, comfort and with an element of sportiness.’

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It's an undeniably good-looking car, and appears to continue with Kia’s forward thinking design concepts of late, a recent example of which is the funky Soul Trail'ster concept

The Sportspace concept will be on show at the 85th Geneva motor show from 3 March. Check back here for updates when we meet it in the metal.

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