Kia Provo concept car news and Geneva show pictures

The Kia Provo concept car is a 245bhp four-wheel drive hybrid that hints at a racy Nissan Juke rival

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Kia has unveiled its bold Provo concept car, alongside the new Cee’d GT, at the 2013 Geneva motor show.

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The coupe-style hatchback combines the GT’s 201bhp, 1.6-litre GDI turbocharged engine with a 44bhp electric motor, the latter powering the rear wheels for additional performance, or in electric-only mode. The car also features a seven-speed DCT transmission, Kia’s first. Helping to put the power down, the Provo's 19in alloy wheels are shod in 225-section tyres.

Inside, the Provo features copious amounts of carbon fibre, helping to keep weight down. There is also a multi-media interface control, which will allow the driver to choose between normal, cruise and track modes, each one displaying different data depending which mode you select.

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Kia describes the Provo’s look as ‘road racer’, and it’s certainly a boldly styled car. It hints at a new Kia entry in the B-segment, suggesting a rival for the Nissan Juke. A production iteration would likely use more conventional and less potent powerplants, though this 245bhp four-wheel-drive hybrid version could be an exciting range topper, and a natural Juke Nismo rival.

Full 2013 Geneva motor show round-up here



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