Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sportspace Stars for Kia at Geneva Auto Show: The Next Generation Optima?

Kia showed off its newest concept at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year — the Sportspace. St. Louis Optima fans at Jim Butler Kia will be pleased to hear that this wagon-like concept may closely mimic what could be the next generation of Optimas, CarScoops noted.

Gregory Guillaume, Kia’s Chief Design Europe, led the design of this Kia estate concept. According to Kia, it offers “stylish and exciting transportation without sacrificing the performance, sustainability and economy that Kia is known for.”

The Kia Sportspace concept can transport four passengers comfortably. Those who view pictures from the Geneva reveal will what could be four doors like a typical wagon, but the handles appear to be shaved. Automotive enthusiasts could call the Sportspace concept a shooting-brake, which is, to be brief, a two-door station wagon.

The shooting-brake/estate car is experiencing a popular rebirth with some European models taking on the turn-of-the-century style. As with the Kia K900, if the next generation Optima is a shooting-brake style, fans of the luxury European brands can find the craftsmanship and style of the European luxury brands with the Kia price tag.

Kia declined to throw a label right away on the Sportspace saying it is neither an estate, wagon, shooting-brake or a hatchback. Instead, “a vehicle that can meet the demands of those who refuse to be categorized when it comes to their lifestyle or their motoring needs.”

Stay tuned to Jim Butler Kia in St. Louis’ blog for more information on the Sportspace and other Kia concepts. To learn more about the Kia Optima, call us today at 888-392-6606. As your St. Louis Kia dealer, we invite you to check out the Optima in person at our Chesterfield dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur or Maryland Heights area, stop by our lot at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. Here at Jim Butler Kia, you can make your Sorento, K900 and Soul purchases with confidence. We are located in Chesterfield, Mo., and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights Kia dealer.

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