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All-electric three-seat city car revealed in full at the Paris motor show
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1 October 2010

Kia has unveiled its stunning new electric city car concept, the Pop, at the Paris motor show.

The Pop's styling draws inspiration from the Kia Ray electric coupé concept from this year's New York motor show. It has space for three.

See the official pics of the Kia Pop concept - now with extra pics from the Paris motor show

It is three metres long, making it slightly longer than a Toyota iQ but half a metre shorter than Kia’s current smallest car, the Picanto.

The Pop gets a panoramic glass roof that reveals a purple with chrome trim interior, which has a front bench for two and an additional seat in the rear.

The position of the door handles also indicates the concept could use gullwing doors; other design features include LED lights. It is charged via a power point fixed at the rear.

Kia says the car brings “innovative design chic and dramatic styling to the city car segment”, although no other details have been revealed.

Kia also informed us “further information will be released in due course”, including details of the Pop's zero-tailpipe emissions.

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Uncle Mellow 21 August 2010

Re: Striking Kia Pop concept launched

Interesting decision to use the adjective "striking" since it does not necessarily signify approval.

Certainly looks different , and a great attention-grabber. No relevance to the real world though.

TUK 18 August 2010

Re: Striking Kia Pop concept launched

Nice looking concept ... it has a hint of Pinifarina Nido (2004) about it ...

Los Angeles 18 August 2010

Re: Striking Kia Pop concept launched

sierra wrote:
Difference too subtle for me

You are too modest: the petrol driven three-seat T25 is created for three abreast parking bays, (an EV model an alternative) and opening up lanes in congested cities, in addition to simplifying platform construction for cheap manufacturing in any country.

The two-seat Kia car is a plain EV ... that needs a lane and bay all to itself, probably only able to be made cheaply enough in its home state.