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>> 24/August/2010 -  Kia Electric POP Concept To Make Debut In Paris

Kia POP Concept

Kia POP Concept

2011 Kia Sportage

2011 Kia Sportage

Kia Motors will continue its tradition of unveiling convention-challenging, design-led concept vehicles at motor shows when it reveals an all-new electric concept car at the Paris Show on September 30.

Called the ‘POP’, Kia’s three-metre three-seater boasts zero-emissions and brings innovative design chic to the city car segment with its dramatic styling.

Full details on the POP will not be released until the car’s show debut but it was styled at Kia’s Russelsheim design studio where head of design Peter Schreyer has been husbanding the revitalization of the Kia family DNA.

2011 Kia Sportage Named “2010 Top Safety Pick” By Insurance Institute For Highway Safety In U.S.

The Sportage, which was launched in Australia earlier this month, received the organization’s top honor by earning “Good” ratings – the highest achievable – in frontal, side, rear and rollover impact crash safety tests.

“The Kia brand is committed to providing consumers with the highest levels of passenger safety by providing a comprehensive list of cutting-edge technologies and features for increased crash protection,” said Michael Sprague, vice-president, marketing & communications, Kia Motors America (KMA).

“The 2011 Sportage’s sleek and modern appearance continues Kia’s design-led transformation while staying true to the company’s core philosophy of providing consumers with exciting, fun-to-drive vehicles with high levels of value, quality and safety.” 

Ratings from the Institute are based on results from frontal, side and rear impact crash tests, and for 2010 a good performance in a roof strength test – to measure protection in a rollover – also was required to win.  Each vehicle’s overall evaluation was based on various measurements specific to each crash angle, and overall impact on crash test dummies inside the vehicle at the time of collision.  All vehicles must have electronic stability control available to be eligible.

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