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Kia Video News: Ray City Car Commerical
This is the all-new Kia Ray city car.
Developed exclusively for the home Korean market, the Ray is based on the same platform as the Picanto city car.
Available only as a 5-door hatchback, the Kia Ray is recognized as the South Korean first-ever KEI car.
Note: small boxy hatchbacks are extremely popular in Japan and they are called KEI car.
The Ray is available in two versions, the gasoline powered model and all-electric model.
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The gas-burning model is fitted with a tinny 1,0L 3-cylinder engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission, while the all-electric Ray model incorporates a 50kW electric motor, mated to a high-capacity 16.4 kWh lithium ion polymer battery.
Kia hopes their upcoming tinny little car, which boasts more space inside that everyone would expect (due to the really high roof and different seating position), will sell well in Korea.
They di not reveal, however, whether they plan to put the Ray mini car on sale overseas.
With such small models not being popular elswhere around the world, the chances are minimum.
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