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Hyundai Group teases introductions in Geneva

Kia all-electric concept and Hyundai performance SUV to take the stage

Published: February 21, 2019, 9:30 PM
Updated: March 2, 2019, 3:23 AM

Kia all-electric concept

The Hyundai Group is getting set to electrify the Geneva International Motor Show, teasing out two images (one Hyundai and one Kia).

Hyundai SUV N-Line teaser

Kia is teasing out a nose shot of a new concept all-electric car, from its European design centre in Frankfurt, showing off aggressive lip spoilers and a full-width light-bar above them, which mimics the Kia-signature tab-grille. It also shows off rearview cameras in place of side mirrors.

“Automotive design is about capturing the heart and making it beat that bit faster for that bit longer – and we believe that there’s absolutely no reason why that should change simply because the car is electric,” says Gregory Guillaume, Vice President of Design for Kia Motors Europe. “We imagined designing an all-electric car that not only answered consumer concerns around range, performance, recharging networks and driving dynamism, but one that also gave you goose bumps when you looked at it.”

Hyundai SUV concept N-Line badge

Not much information is given about the concept, which has some industry watchers speculating it could be an all-electric version of the popular Stinger mid-sized sedan, which was recently names the2019 AJAC Car of the Year.

Meanwhile, Hyundai is teasing a front corner exterior shot, and the transmission shifter inside, of a new sport utility, speculated to be a new N-Line performance version of the Tucson.

Hyundai SUV concept N-Line shifter

The accompanying release says the company will be “adding a new 48-volt hybrid powertrain” and “a dynamic new specification with motorsport-influenced details inside and out … the first Hyundai SUV with this performance treatment.”