— Urban Transport
Kia Electric POP Commuter Vehicle Concept
The continued trend towards smaller and lighter urban commuter vehicles continued today with Kia showing glimpses of an all-new electric concept car it will reveal at the Paris Show on September 30. Called the ‘POP’, Kia’s three-meter, three-seater was styled at Kia’s Russelsheim design studio where head of design Peter Schreyer has been husbanding the revitalization of the Kia family DNA.
Stay tuned to Gizmag for more details of this and other highlights from the floor of the Paris Motor Show.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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Look at these pictures in the gallery. If the best you can give us is the view of the front bumber of the car, at least acknowledge it. Say you are sorry you can\'t show the whole car. Give a reason. Please!!! I love GIZMAG. But in this instance the pictures show very little.
this looks really nice! you can see it\'d make a jump in 5 years to front loading vehicles if it made it to market still looking like it does here :)
Totally awesome! That\'s a cute one from the Kia Family DNA
An electric Kia has to be an improvement over their petrol-powered, problematic piles of thost. Strong words, you may say, but the proof is in my own small Kia - which, after puzzling local (Bournemouth, UK), Kia garages and AA specialists has just been finally diagnosed as having a cracked crankshaft! The car is less than five years old, is low mileage and has been dealer-serviced from new - yet will Kia UK even consider any compensation?
Of course not.
Will Kia come to some kind of sensible compromise over the cost of a replacement engine? You\'ve guessed it...
Of course they won\'t.
What are my options?
Repair the engine - prohibitively expensive. Replace engine - the same. Leaving the only logical option to sell the car as a non-running \'Project\" to a local garage owner - at a huge loss over the car\'s would-be value if the crankshaft were intact.
Will I ever buy Kia again?
You may answer that one yourselves...
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