Kia Ray: Nomen est omen

Kia Ray

Kia RayNow what Fluidic Sculpture design language? Square car is what we want!

Here is the Kia Ray (Charles?): A car that seamlessly in the row Suzuki Wagon R + and Daihatsu Materia connection. The only difference between these two cars is that Kia does not come to Europe, but primarily is for the private Korean market. Should we be sorry about? Mwah, he does look like a suitable 65 + car, but for the younger buyer, this European Kei-car maybe a little too square. Moreover we have the Soul al.

Small side note: the above design language comes from Hyundai, but we like to sweep the Koreans in a heap. That easy. Well apparently in Korea in time to get a special action model: the Ray & Anita, with a special 90’s retro look trousers and a house in the trunk. And now we have the silly jokes around Ray. Or not? Ray man’s late, let it all just ray on me! Okay, enough.

Still nice to mention the name Ray was familiar to me, but not this way. It turns Kia last year at the Chicago auto show even a Ray Concept shown, but that seemed even remotely not in this box on wheels. And then there’s the Miray concept. Kia loves Ray?Kia Ray

Kia and Hyundai are also small EVs

Kia Naimo Concept

Kia Naimo Concept

The car world has and will produce electric models, as the Koreans do not escape. Indeed, the first electric Kia will be the end of this year emerge.

Earlier this week took place in Gwangju, Korea, the “Green Car Symposium ‘, with the Hyundai Motor Group was also present. They reported that Hyundai and Kia, respectively, in the second half of 2015 and the first half of 2014 with compact EVs will come as part of their ‘Green Car Leading Global Strategy. ” However, still well before the light comes Kia CUV segment at the end of this year with a box-size EV.  Much is still not known, but he has the project name TAM.

It is obvious that it is a variant on the Naimo concept earlier this year, a more realistic effect of the silly concept of PDP.

Hyundai itself has in the past elektrowaggies to DIY: if we know the electric i10,  and run a small test fleet of BlueOn’s around here on epic image archive with the Korean President.

TAM, based on Kia’s small model (Picanto? Rio?) approaching so mass production, Kia will be the end of 2012 more than 2,000 produced.

Kia Naimo Concept

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Kia GT sporting four-door Korean-finger exercise

Kia GT Concept

Kia GT Concept

The best news on the Korean IAA was probably this is Kia GT Concept (although Ssangyong it was nice too). And like many manufacturers do lately, this is a car that combines sportiness with plenty of seating.

In terms of naming Kia has kept it simple: no complicated horse names in Latin, just GT. Clean and simple. Whether you do that the design of this concept, let me say to yourself about, but we welcome the hope that the Korean brand may also want to play a game in the sporty segment, an area where it so far ( Unlike Hyundai half brother) had not yet gone. The more people, more fun.

Yet the GT is not a traditional sportsman, because of his four-door layout. The suicide doors are typical concept, although in addition to Rolls-Royce Mazda and now more manufacturers are in production in recent years to trim car. A concept is certainly a handy trick to show your home properly, without a nasty B-pillar in your way.

Under the hood resides a 3.3-liter Lambda V6 turbocharged GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engine 395 hp and 534 Nm of torque. Power is transferred through an eight speed automatic to the rear wheels.

To my earlier question regarding the design to come back: the presentation of the concept was certainly very clean. A pristine white GT against a pristine white background. Please also take on the thin copper-colored seats, digital clocks, Spielerei, and somewhat unusually shaped pedals.

And where would that big pink button in this exercise for his fingers? Ejector seat? Or maybe just a start button?

Kia GT Concept

Kia GT Concept: rear-wheel drive and 395 hp

Kia GT Concept

Kia GT Concept

In recent weeks, there were some details and pictures leaked of this concept, but now we all Yummie details for you. Who would have thought that a 4-door coupe Kia to reveal rear-wheel drive and 395 horsepower?

Under the hood of the GT is a 3.3 liter turbocharged V6 GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) and compresses it pk/534 395 nm. Using an 8-speed automatic transmission that transferred power to the rear wheels. This concept should be above us prepare for the new design direction for Kia. And who does not look wrong.
The wheelbase of this GT up to 2860 Kia mm.

Kia GT Concept

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