Kia Track'ster Debuts

2012 Chicago Auto Show


  • Kia Track'ster Picture

    Kia Track'ster Picture

    The Track'ster, Kia's high-performance Soul-based two-seater, is one of the hot concepts at this year's Chicago auto show. | February 07, 2012

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2012 Chicago Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Kia's high-performance Soul-based two-seater is one of the hot concepts at this year's Chicago auto show.
  • The Track'ster features a 250-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive.
  • The concept is finished in Whiteout and Inferno Orange.

CHICAGO — The Kia Track'ster, a high-performance Soul-based two-seater, is one of the hot concepts at this year's Chicago auto show.

Based on the Soul hatchback, the Track'ster is a three-door that is 5 inches wider, with the wheelbase stretched by an inch.

Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 250 horsepower and sends power to all four wheels through a short-throw six-speed manual transmission.

Kia says there are no plans to produce the Track'ster, but the company teases that the concept provides "hints at what could possibly be the future of Kia's wildly successful Soul."

The car is finished in an eye-catching Whiteout and Inferno Orange, with carbon-fiber and billet-aluminum accents.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires are mounted on HRE-K1 monoblock billet wheels. The suspension has been lowered, and Brembo brakes have been fitted.

The interior is trimmed in Inferno Orange and Granite Gray, with suede-covered racing seats, steering wheel and door panels. The rear seats have been replaced by an equipment tray and spare-tire well.

Edmunds.com says: Could this preview the next Soul?

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