Kia Provoke concept car
The Kia Provoke Concept is set to appear at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.
It's described as a "provocative and racy new urban concept car, and while the Provoke features a coupe-like roofline, it's hard not to see the small crossover influence too--particularly towards the rear, where there's more than a hint of Nissan Juke.
It features the company's signature "tiger nose" grille design, above an incredibly deep front bumper and below a wide, ridged hood.
A high waistline lends the car an aggressive stance, with large rear arches not dissimilar to that of Nissan's crossover.
The Juke is just one of the rivals a production version would face, along with the MINI Countryman and a production version of the Honda Urban SUV.
Small urban crossovers are the latest hot trend, aiming at a market developing as consumers downsize to more efficient vehicles--or upsize from subcompacts, without sacrificing too much in the way of gas mileage.
Kia is keeping tight-lipped on details about the Provoke, but we're sure to see more in the run-up to Geneva, which opens on March 5.