“The idea was to make the Track’ster tough looking, like a bulldog,” said Tom Kearns, chief designer for KMA. “But the car had to be approachable as well. We wanted to base the car in reality so people instantly knew it was a Soul, but with a lot of attitude. It had to be a bold interpretation that would change people’s conceptions of what a sporty Kia could be.”
Custom HRE-K1 monoblock billet performance wheels are wrapped in 245/40-19-inch front and massive 285/35-19-inch rear Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 high-performance tires.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine, that pumps 250 horsepower and is routed to all four wheels via six-speed manual transmission and electronically controlled four-wheel-drive system.
Behind the front seats is where Track’ster takes a significant step away from its Soul stable mate. The rear seats have been removed and replaced with a fully integrated equipment tray and spare-tire well. “
Unfortunately the Track’ster is just a concept and there are no plans for production, but maybe it inspires Kia to work on something similar in the future.
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