Kia’s Sidewider concept shown at the Los Angelow Motor Show had originally been a concept vehicle powered by a natural gas turbine, and electric motors in each wheel.

Now there is news that Kia will be producing this vehicle for production in 2008, based on a modified Kia Rio platform, but it will be powered by conventional gasoline engines of course. Priorities for the project would be top-notch handling and performance characteristics, as well as value for money.