Kia Reinvented The Dashboard For Its New Concept Sports Car [PHOTOS]

Alex Davies
January 14, 2014
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Detroit Auto Show 2014
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Detroit Auto Show 2014


Kia unveiled its new concept sports car at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and the GT4 Stinger is a far cry from the low-end models (advertised by dancing hamsters) the brand is best known for.

The rear-wheel drive concept sits barely above the ground. Under the hood is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 315 horsepower, controlled with a six-speed manual transmission.

But the detail that stands out the most to us is inside the car, and it's the main thing any driver sees from behind the wheel: the dashboard.

Kia's California-based U.S. design team threw out the usual instrument panel setup, and mounted the speedometer, tachometer, and a few other things on a see-through display. It's a wild new look, fitting for an out of the ordinary concept car:

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Detroit Auto Show 2014
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Detroit Auto Show 2014

Here's another angle:

Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Detroit Auto Show 2014
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Detroit Auto Show 2014

A better view of the sleek, driver-oriented interior:


Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Detroit Auto Show 2014
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Detroit Auto Show 2014

The Korean automaker says there are "currently no plans" to put the GT4 Stinger into production, but "Kia has a history of delivering production vehicles that bear a strong resemblance to the concept that preceded them."

Hopefully that history will soon include delivering this crazy instrument panel to a car Americans can put in their driveway. 

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