Kia unveils Cross GT hybrid concept at Chicago show
7 February 2013
Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Cross GT concept at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Purely conceptual, the Cross GT reveals Kia’s intentions for the possible offer of a larger premium CUV than the current Sorento.
|Kia Cross GT Concept Click to enlarge.|
Backing the V6 is an evolution of Kia’s parallel hybrid system, a pancake-shaped electric motor sandwiched between a 3.8-liter V6 and 8-speed automatic transmission. The electric motor is neatly packaged under the rear floor.
Combined, the V6 and electric motor produce 500 lb-ft (678 N·m ) of torque and 400 horsepower (298 kW), with an all-electric range of 20 miles (32 km). The concept, notes James Hope, Product Communications, Kia Motors America, “is not a plug-in. The concept is just that, a concept.”
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