Kia to reveal rugged electric all-wheel drive concept in Chicago

(January 30, 2015) Kia announced on Thursday that it will unveil a rugged concept car with electric all-wheel drive at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 12.

“Intended to enable a wide array of outdoor activities from skiing and snowboarding to camping, hiking and mountain biking, this rugged runabout captures the essence of adventuring at higher elevations with the promise of sure-footedness in the wild,” Kia said in a statement on the concept.

A teaser image shows only the front third of the concept, but it appears to be based on the boxy Kia Soul, which was America’s No. 1 selling subcompact car in 2014. Kia said the vehicle was conceived at its design studio in California.