e-AWD For Kia’s Chicago Concept

An electric AWD vehicle will wear the Kia badge in Chicago.

Kia Motors America said it will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show.

The company added this off-roader, said to be bold by Kia, was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking the ultimate urban escape.

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Intended to enable a wide array of outdoor activities from skiing and snowboarding, to camping, hiking and mountain biking, Kia believes this rugged runabout captures the essence of adventuring at higher elevations with the promise of surefootedness in the wild.

Unfortunately, Kia has not released much information aside from the sole picture shown with this post.

Kia’s e-AWD concept will be revealed at the show Thursday, February 12.