Kia Track’ster Concept unveiled at Chicago image

The Kia Track’ster Concept has been recently unveiled at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, after being teased for a couple of times ahead of its official debut.

Along with the Optima SX Limited, the South Korean based automaker Kia has also unveiled the Track’ster Concept, a model which was teased for a few times in February, ahead of its debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. According to the manufacturer, the Kia Track’ster Concept is based on the principles of the Soul but it’s coming with something “extra”.

“The idea was to make the Track’ster tough looking, like a bulldog. 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”, said the Kia chief designer, Tom Kearns.

The Kia Track’ster Concept is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline four engine, which is developing a total output of 250 horsepower. Kia says that the Track’ster is coming with all-wheel drive with the “help” of a six-speed manual transmission which is fitted with a tubby spherical shift lever. Even if this might seem like an interesting model, Kia has no plans of putting it into production.