- Kia Electric POP Concept To Make Debut In Paris
Kia POP Concept
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
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.
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
“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.