Kia Motors Shares a Vision for a Future of Urban Electric Transportation With a Pop Concept Car during 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Posted on 18. Nov, 2010 by in Kia Canada


POP Concept Can Travel 100 Miles on a Single Charge

  • Kia Motors’ RD teams mix cutting-edge electric automobile record with pattern innovation
  • Unconventional POP judgment desirous by lightweight, aerodynamic equipment such as gliders and high-tech bicycles

IRVINE, Calif., Nov 18, 2010 – Making a North American entrance during a 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show alongside Kia Motors’ first-ever hybrid for a U.S. a 2011 Optima Hybrid (arriving early subsequent year) a all-electric Kia POP judgment automobile provides a glance into a destiny of civic transport and takes a inspirations from outward a universe of automobile design. Less than 10 feet in length, a chrome-colored three-seater was combined by Kia’s European Design Center in Frankfurt underneath a instruction of Peter Schreyer, arch pattern officer, Kia Motors Corporation and can transport adult to 100 miles on a singular charge. The POP comes to a U.S. shortly after a “Ray” plug-in hybrid concept, that was grown during Kia’s Southern California pattern studio and introduced during a 2010 Chicago Auto Show, and is a outcome of Kia Motors’ expanding immature automobile investments and investigate and growth efforts around a world.

Born from Kia’s EcoDynamics philosophy, a POP judgment is a outcome of a tellurian partnership between designers and engineers to move ultra fit vehicles to life and symbolizes Kia’s loyalty to formulating a tolerable destiny by vehicles with significantly reduced environmental impacts.

Conceived as a stylish city car, a ultra-compact Kia POP requires tiny some-more than 3 yards of parking space and comforts singular form windows that simulate a designers’ wish to give a motorist a far-reaching and easy perspective of a surroundings, like a cockpit of a helicopter.

“The POP doesn’t indicate during a impression of a subsequent era of cars, though looks even serve into a future,” pronounced Schreyer. “There are many never-before-seen pattern elements on POP, for instance a side-window striking is like a signature, singular with a possess character.”

Efficient Power

Driving a POP judgment are rarely fit compress lithium polymer jelly batteries combined in partnership with LG Chem, that are lightweight and need tiny space. The batteries offer a same energy opening as a lithium ion battery though with a 20-percent rebate in battery distance and reduced production complexity. Capable of reaching a tip speed of 87 miles per hour and totally recharging in 6 hours, a fully-electric, zero-emissions judgment automobile with a 50kW, 190Nm engine offers a operation of adult to 100 miles.

Striking Exterior

With a oblong-shaped side windows and full-length potion roof, a POP judgment is a intelligent mix of form and duty and a eye-catching pattern distinguishes it from all electric automobile concepts that have come before it. POP’s singular characteristics are extended with a high-tech feel of a dot-pattern grille and taillights and a simplistic, purify demeanour of a wheels. Continuing a POP’s high-tech, high-style theme, a heading Kia signature grille illuminates during night and a protrusions during a bottom corners of a doors are indeed rear-view cameras that send images to tiny screens in a cabin.

Intriguing Interior Style

Inside, a POP is some-more complicated sculpture than tiny car, with a issuing front chair shabby by neat complicated seat and a tone intrigue that is atypical, sporting a purple paint for a ease and pacific environment. Breaking from automotive tradition, a dashboard is absent from a cabin and in a place is a pure organic LED row for speedometer and battery assign gauges, while normal buttons and dials are transposed by a singular hold screen.

Design-Led Transformation and Product Line

Kia Motors is in a midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, that has been delivering boldly styled vehicles in several critical segments during accurately a right time, contributing to a brand’s continued gains in U.S. marketplace share. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve comforts and new record such as a soon-to-come UVO powered by Microsoft1 in-car hands-free party system. The launches of a 2011 Sorento CUV, a initial automobile to be assembled* during Kia’s initial U.S.-based production comforts in West Point, Georgia, a energetic 2011 Sportage compress CUV, worldly 2011 Optima midsize sedan and versatile Forte 5-door hatchback serve raise a lineup.

Kia’s indication year 2011 automobile line includes a Sorento CUV, Sportage compress CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio sub-compact sedan, Rio5 sub-compact hatchback and Sedona minivan.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 725 dealers via a United States. For 2009, KMA accessible a 15th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share and recently achieved a best entertain of sales ever in 2010. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”

Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

1 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
*The 2011 Sorento is fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant (Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.) with U.S. and globally sourced parts.

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