The Kia SOUL Burner is the “bad boy” of the carmaker’s 3 new concept vehicles, according to the Kia Motors Europe Design Chief Guillaume.
From the outside, the Soul Burner is a mean black beast with sparse flashes of scarlet.
The paintwork is satin, almost matt black, the alloy wheels are matt black too and the only other exterior colour is a little bit of red around the lower front air intake, the wheel rims and door mirrors.
In an unusually asymmetric design, the largest dragon creeps up the left side of the Soul Burner and over the bonnet to blow fire down onto the front bumper.
On the other side, a small dragon emerges from the sill panel and climbs over the C-Pillar.Throughout the car, a ‘dragon scales’ pattern is repeated, appearing on the front grille, seats and door trims.
At the front, the bumper is equipped with L-shaped day-light LED driving lamps around the outer edges.The bonnet has an extra air outlet and the door mirrors are smaller (then Diva).
At the rear, twin vertical exhaust pipes are placed at the extremes of the bumper, while the tailgate features an asymmetrical number-plate and release handle.
Unlike the other Kia Soul concepts, the Soul Burner has a solid roof panel and no roof rails.
It rides on the widest, lowest profile Soul tires – 245/40 R19 – again with a concept-specific tread pattern comprised of dragon’s flames.
Inside SOUL Burner, the four individual sports seats (complete with dragon-scale motif), thick-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel and entire cabin trim are divided horizontally.
Above the split, everything – including headliner, pillars and dashboard – is finished in a rich matt red, below all is deep black.
In contrast, the centre console, air vents, gearshift, and door handles are finished in a special black-chrome. [Photo Source: Autounleashed.com ]