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Kia to showcase electric four-wheel drive system

Designed at the carmaker’s California design studio, and with hints of the Soul showing in the teaser image, it’s not clear yet whether the concept will feature a fully electric or hybrid drivetrain.

The technology would use an electric motor to drive the rear wheels, instead of a mechanical connection to the transmission at the front of the car.

This could feature a conventional petrol engine, as in Lexus, Volvo and PSA’s four-wheel drive hybrid systems, or a second motor as used by Tesla, or a combination of the two as in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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