Korean-based auto maker Kia, which is lately releasing some pretty jaw-dropping designs thanks to the guidance of former Audi designer Peter Schreyer has unveiled its latest creation, the Kia No 3 Concept. This compact MPV concept which comfortably seats 5 is finished in Titanium Grey with contrasting gloss-white accents and measures 4045 mm long, 1760 mm wide and 1600 mm high, with a wheelbase that is 2615 mm long.
Key exterior features include 19-inch black/glossy chrome light alloy wheels wrapped with all-weather high-speed tires, a new grille design that is also evident on the equally handsome Kia Cerato Forte and extra-large panorama glass roof that extends directly out of the windscreen and stretches all the way to the rear spoiler.
On the inside, you will notice combination of brown, white and black on the seats and on the door panels, while the dashboard looks almost production ready with a centrally-mounted LCD screen. Unfortunately, Kia did not reveal any information regarding its engine and transmission options.
The auto maker has also made full use of the motor show by showcasing a total of 20 Kia’s including the Kia Soul, the upgraded 2009 Kia Sportage compact SUV, and the 2009 Kia Magentis sedan, fondly known as the Optima in Malaysia. Kia is also displaying the cee’d with ISG (Idle Stop & Go) technology that can improve fuel efficiency by 15%. Kia cee’d ISG cars are available with a choice of 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre petrol engines in each of the three cee’d family body styles including the five-door hatchback, five-door sporty wagon and three-door pro_cee’d.
There is also a Kia cee’d Hybrid prototype that uses an upgraded powertrain with Kia’s Gamma 1.6-litre gasoline engine, mated to a 15 kW, 105 Nm AC synchronized electric motor, a CVT transmission and an ISG system. The hybrid can accelerate to 100 km/h in 11.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 185 km/h. The prototype is estimated to achieve a fuel consumption figure of 4.81 litres per 100 kilometers and an emissions output figure of 109 grams per kilometer. Continue reading to view an image gallery of the No 3 Concept.
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