Provo is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with an electric motor
Quilted leather is a further nod to past historic racers
Provo is 3880mm long and 1350mm high
Kia describes the Provo as an 'urban racer' concept
It has been inspired by the Fiat 500 Abarth and Innocenti Mini
The car was designed in Europe under the guidance of chief designer Gregory Guillaume
It is described as a city car for European tastes
The instruments and climate controls are animated on LCD screens
The interior dispenses with a conventional centre console to make the enclosed cockpit feel more spacious
The Provo has frameless doors and a wrap-around windscreen
Despite its city car dimensions, the Provo is four-wheel drive
The Kia's bumper inserts are dramatic
The rear bumper houses an ornate light unit and carbonfibre diffuser
The concept is fitted with 19-inch milled aluminium wheels
The cross in the light cluster is in reference to the Swiss flag
This is the Kia Provo, a Mini-rivalling 'urban racer' concept revealed at the Geneva motor show.
Based on a shortened Kia Rio platform, the four-wheel-drive hatchback is just 3.88m long and 1.35m tall and has a strictly 2+2 cabin layout. It was created by Kia's Frankfurt-based design team, led by chief designer Gregory Guillaume, who reports to Hyundai-Kia design supremo Peter Schreyer.
Guillaume describes the Provo as "entirely a car for European tastes and conditions - an emotional and muscular car aimed at delivering pure fun and performance for today's city-based enthusiast driver".
The Provo has frameless doors, a wrap-around windscreen, dramatic bumper inserts and 19-inch milled aluminium wheels.
Kia designers say they were inspired by road car-based budget competition machines such as the Fiat 500 Abarth, Alfa GT Junior and obscurities such as the Innocenti Mini De Tomaso.
The interior dispenses with a conventional centre console to make the enclosed cockpit feel more spacious. A neat aluminium mount holds the transmission selector and starter button, and the driver uses column-mounted paddle shifters. The instruments and climate controls are animated on LCD screens.
Kia's designers have also taken inspiration from 1950s race cars, using a quilted leather covering across the seats and centre tunnel.
Powering the car's front wheels is a 201bhp 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine, which drives through a seven-speed DSG 'box. The rear axle is driven by a 44bhp electric motor.