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Paris Motor Show gallery: Kia compact electric POP concept

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September 26, 2010

Paris Motor Show gallery: Kia compact electric POP concept

Paris Motor Show gallery: Kia compact electric POP concept

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It’s France’s turn for the giant European car show this year and Korean manufacturer Kia will be showing an all-electric compact concept it has named POP. The POP is a “clean sheet” design developed by Kia’s European design team under the direction of Peter Schreyer, Kia’s Chief Design Officer, and Gregory Guillaume, Kia Europe’s Chief Designer.

Check out the gallery for more pics of the POP from the floor of Mondial Automobile in Paris.

Paris Motor Show gallery: Kia compact electric POP concept

Show details can be found at the Mondial Automobile site.

6 Comments

A micro that needs more room than a SUV to open it's doors. Looks neat but a ridiculous design element! Interesting concept otherwise.

MadMaxx
26th September, 2010 @ 06:37 am PDT

I don't see the door as a problem, the lack of wheel travel may be more of an issue.

That said its a concept car... IE pointless waste of time and money.

Why don't companies actually make radically new cars instead of designing them and patting themselves on the back.

Michael Mantion
26th September, 2010 @ 11:52 am PDT

Yeah I do see the doors - and their FULL width opening as a problem, although it gives clear(er) views of the interior - it does not synch well with a crowded car park at a super market.

Tho to be fair the doors do swing upwards away from ones exiting legs, so it has to be easier to get out of - and even in a crammed car park.

I suppose it could always be used as a re-entry vehicle from the space station - you know instant air brakes, and if they spun a bit - it could become a glider.

All jesting aside, if the doors didn't look like Prince Charles, and they opened up like a slide up or rotated up and forward vertically or similar, it would be a great car.

Mr Stiffy
26th September, 2010 @ 06:39 pm PDT

Dont worry about the doors, will be replaced by wings on the microplane design, is what i will do if bought on on the next 20 years

Roberto Salvador Alvarez
27th September, 2010 @ 07:33 am PDT

And when the mechanism that holds the door suspended in its near orbital space....breaks and the door unexpectedly closes? first we call the lawyers, then the doctors....

When artists go bad, or, sending an artist to do real world work best left to "tinkerers"

Seriously, look at the inovation some non-"professionals" have done and actually put into real steel etcetcetc and licensed and driven and maintained and.....you can see why a large number of joe 6pax types are justified in laughing at the elite.

Facebook User
27th September, 2010 @ 12:19 pm PDT

I think that is really neat. I think it has a futuristic look to it.

I think concept cars don't have to be practical, just fun.

BigGoofyGuy
8th October, 2014 @ 06:33 am PDT
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