Kia Motors has revealed its new Futuron Concept, an illuminating all-wheel drive SUV coupe which proposes new designs for future electric vehicles.
The Futuron Concept represents the modern and confident image of a progressive electric SUV coupe. All envisioned by Kia; so the Futuron name itself is a portmanteau of ‘future’ and ‘on’, hinting at the switched-on. Thereby an electric nature of future SUV designs from the brand.
In addition and with a design based around the notion of dynamic purity. Because the Futuron Concept merges elegant proportions with pure shapes and surfaces. Its lightweight SUV coupe body incorporates a fully-electric all-wheel drive powertrain. All wrapped in bold yet modern exterior surfaces, and with a flexible, high-tech interior.
The Futuron’s seamless interior also reflects its autonomous driving nature, with surfaces flowing uninterrupted from the dashboard and through the door panels. The doors feature the same Star Cloud lighting and scaled Dragon Skin motif found on the outside of the car, creating a glittering interactive ambient lighting system. The ventilation system is also housed behind Dragon Skin scales, which open and close to allow fresh air to circulate throughout the cabin.
In conclusion, one of the most prominent features of the cabin is the ‘cockpit’ area surrounding the driver. The graphical user interface (GUI) of the cockpit flows out of the driver-side door. It also wraps around the steering wheel in a seamless arc. This merges the instrument cluster directly with the audio-visual display at the center of the dashboard. Best part is it is linked to the display integrated within the surface of the steering wheel.
Finally, the GUI is operated by artificial intelligence technologies. All displaying useful information about the car various autonomous driving. That’s as well as the powertrain and navigation features to create a unique user experience. The apex of the cockpit arc sees the GUI lunge forward towards the road, creating an interactive Star Cloud light display at the very front of the cabin.
Source: 05-NOV-2019 SEOUL