First Sketch: Kia Pop Concept

Kia's tagline, "The Power to Surprise," becomes more apparent with each new vehicle it's brought to market as of late, from the Sportage to the upcoming Optima. Now, Kia has delivered an electric surprise in the form of a 2+1 micro-city car, the Pop, which will debut at the Paris Motor Show.

Kia hasn't released any details or technical specifications on its electric city car other than its length (three meters long) and passenger capacity (three). The Toyota iQ-lookalike joins the ranks of upcoming electric city cars, such as the BMW Megacity, and features a futuristic interior and exterior surrounded by glass. Kia's design team spared no detail, and incorporated a design theme defined by ovoid circle window treatment and boomerangs in the headlights.

Like the iQ, the diminutive Pop will accommodate its three passengers through a 2+1 configuration -- two passengers in the front, and one in back. From the details in the pictures, the sleek purple and silver interior has a couchlike front bench, which we hope makes it to production.

The larger-than-a-Smart Fortwo concept car will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September. With this surprise introduction, it seems the electric city car wars are only beginning to heat up.

Thanks to: Motor Trend


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