Kia Motors America unveiled the 2013 Cross GT concept at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The Cross GT concept is designed to combine the line between Kia’s GT concept and a luxury crossover vehicle. The Cross GT seamlessly melds high technology with nature, creating a harmonious partnership between driver and vehicle that also respects our global environment.
The Cross GT is designed to easily accommodate four passengers and their cargo in luxurious surroundings, but the large greenhouse, airy cabin and gently sloping bonnet give the Cross GT a nimble feel that’s at home in crowded urban environments.
The Cross GT Concpet is powered by state of the art 3.8 litre V6 hybrid, 8-speed automatic and torque vectoring all wheel drive system. This setup enables the model to produce 500 lb/ft (677 Nm) of torque and 400 hp (298 kW), with an all electric range of 20 miles (32 km sufficient to enable exhilarating performance, while delivering superior fuel economy and fuel efficiency. The V6 is an evolution of Kia’s parallel hybrid system, a pancake-shaped electric motor positioned between the V6 and transmission.
Based on the GT chassis, the Cross GT’s proportions are similar to its rear wheel drive stable mate with short overhangs, a long wheelbase and an aggressively wide posture. But the Cross GT offers even greater visibility thanks to its taller stature and features all-wheel drive for improved performance and all-weather capability.
Drawing inspiration from nature, driven by technology and bathed in gorgeous Fusion Copper, the Cross GT is powered by an efficient hybrid powertrain that looks to reduce the vehicle’s carbon footprint while providing the uncompromising performance that’s expected of a large, luxury crossover.