The Kia Trackster Concept has been revealed as a three-door, 250bhp, 4WD track version of the Soul.
The Kia Soul may not be thye first car you’d think of turning in to a hot hatch, but that hasn’t stopped the Kia Track’ster arriving as a concept at the Chicago Motor Show today.
Based on the Soul, the Tracks’ter (those Kia apostrophes again) gets 4WD, loses its back seats to what Kia call an “Integrated Equipment Tray” instead, gets a 2.0 litre turbo with 250bhp mated to a six-speed ‘box and a set of 19″ alloys. And it looks terrific.
Kia has made the Tracks’ter a touch longer than the Soul – despite two fewer doors – and has increased the rear track by a full five inches. As the Tracks’ter can obviously go, Kia has given thought to how it will stop by adding 14″ Bembos at the front and 13.6″ discs at the back.
Kitted out as a concept for the track, the Kia Tracks’ter doesn’t seem likely to be heading for production, but we can hope that the reaction is positive enough to make Kia think long and hard about producing a road-going Tracks’ter with the same power.
Kia Track’ster Concept Photo Gallery
(5 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)