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After being teased for a few weeks, the new Kia Cross GT Concept made its world debut at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The concept features a design inspired by nature and previews a larger premium CUV than the current Sorento.

The concept has been built on a 122.0 inches wheelbase - 15.7 inches longer than the Sorento and measures 192.8 inches long - 8.4 inches greater than Sorento and 79.1-inch wide - or 4.9 inches wider than Sorento. Still, the concept is 65.3 inches tall - or 1.6 inches shorter that the Sorento.

On the exterior the new Cross GT concept will adopt Kia’s signature grille, headlamps with LED lights and "suicide" doors. The light arrive into the cabin through a multi-paneled sky light with hexagonal glass inserts. On the interior it offers enough space for four passengers and their luggage and features bucket seats wrapped in Almond-Terra-colored leather. There are also features like HVAC, telematics and entertainment that are accessed via an easy-to-use touch screen and central mouse control technology.

Under the hood the new Cross GT concept combines a 3.8-liter V6 engine with a pancake-shaped electric motor sandwiched between the V6 and the 8-speed automatic transmission. This system delivers a total of 500 pound-feet of torque and 400 horsepower, while delivering an all-electric autonomy of 20-miles.

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  (548) posted on 04.17.2013

The brownish color of the 2013 Kia Cross GT is very nice. The wheels look very cute. I do not undertand why do they call it "suicide" doors but the exterior looks pretty neat.

  (305) posted on 01.30.2013

As far as I get from this article, it seems to be a good car, yet beautiful

  (305) posted on 01.30.2013

Sure Alex, why not?I can’t wait, I’m going with my best friend.Since we were kids, we loved cars and we didn’t skip any important event around us in this field!

  (312) posted on 01.30.2013

Garry, you’re very lucky to go to see this event.I’m glad.Maybe, after that, you’ll PM me and share some ideas, impressions...

  (305) posted on 01.30.2013

Ahh, I can’t wait for the show!!There’s only a week remaining and I must buy my ticket!

  (312) posted on 01.30.2013

This car might be a very good one, for its profile, as far as it seems.Considering this teaser, no one can actually say too much about it...

  (302) posted on 01.30.2013

Yes, that’s right, KIA is the best!I’m sure that they will show up with a great vehicle, they can never dissapoint us!

  (305) posted on 01.30.2013

What?This is it?Why do they even bother posting such kind of images, if they don’t give some information?

  (422) posted on 01.30.2013

Wow, this KIA seems to be a hell of a car!I feel sorry that I won’t be able to get at the Show..smiley

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