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Electric POP concept vehicle to headline Kia’s 2010 Paris Motor Show stand
Today, Kia released a few more details about its premieres for the 2010 Paris Auto Show, which opens its doors on September, 30.
We have been revealed before that the South Korean carmaker is going to unveil an exciting Pop electric car, which has been designed by Kia’s European design team under the direction of Kia’s Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer and Gregory Guillaume, Kia Europe’s Chief Designer.
Put on display alongside Kia Pop concept car will be the all-new European-market Optima sedan, featuring two brand-new four-cylinder engines with low CO2 output, and new Kia Sportage compact crossover, which just went on sale in Europe.
The all-new Sportage will soon be getting two additional engine options (1.7L diesel and 1.6L GDI).
The stunning compact crossover vehicle from Kia Motors, which has already received praise from automobile media experts will also receive fuel-stretching ISG (Idle Stop&Go) technology to further improve its already great efficiency.
Kia also revealed the all-new Optima mid-size sedan will be available with a choice of 1.7L VGT diesel engine (packing 136 horsepower) or an all-new technically-advanced 2.0L NU four-cylinder engine, which features continuously variable valve lift -CVVL technology and generates impressive amount of power (170 horsepower).
In addition, Kia will also premiere three new “eco-friendly” vehicles, which all seem to be close to serial production. Making their official public debuts at a distinct ‘green zone’ on the Kia stand will be an innovative mild hybrid Kia Sportage concept vehicle and Kia cee’d and Venga low emissions models. According to Kia, all three environmentally-focused automobiles have an average tail-pipe CO2 figure of just 108 grams per kilometer!
More information about these exciting Kia vehicles will be released during the carmaker’s official press conference scheduled for the opening day of the 2010 Paris Auto Show.
New Kia Pop concept vehicle images: