Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

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    Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

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    Kia is muscling up for the Frankfurt auto show next month with the Niro concept. The Korean brand says the vehicle hints at a possible future B-segment contender.

    The Niro looks like a Rio on steroids. It sits higher, with bigger wheels and only two doors. It’s painted in black, hence the Niro name, with yellow and stainless steel accents.

    Kia says the Niro concept is “ready to take on the urban environment with style and tenacity.” And scissor doors, which we can’t see making it into production. But on a serious note, it will preview a new powertrain when it hits the stand in Germany; we’ll have to wait until the motor show gets underway to find out the details.


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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    love that interior
    strange things are afoot at the circle k.

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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    The Koreans are on fire!

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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    I'm tired of alternative door designs not making production.

    No. I want the gullwing/scissor/suicide doors, damn it.
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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    While this concept does look neat it appears to me to be a CUV version of a Kia Rio 5 door with a bunch of added pretty stuff that will likely never make production.

    Concepts are supposed to be foward looking and trying to get feedback about design direction. The vehicle looks like a concept of cars already in production. I don't see anything foward looking so far (unless it's in the powertrain).
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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    Whats the point of this with the Soul on the lots...
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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    It looks like what we would've thought of as a Moon Buggy a few years ago. I really like it!

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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    The size might be off, but the Kia KUE concept became the Sportage. The Sportage is due for an update in the next year or two. This could be a preview...


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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    Looks supercool inside and out, if a bit far out there.

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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    Looks great inside and out.
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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    Stick these on the lots in California and other places crawling with hep-cats, price it under 18, and they'll sell 50K at least.
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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    Soul = functional box
    Niro = Juke?

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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Stick these on the lots in California and other places crawling with hep-cats, pirce it under 18, and they'll sell 50K at least.
    as long as the car looks like the show piece inside and out

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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    I think the interior has some good ideas but the outside is another automotive toadfish!

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    Re: Frankfurt 2013: Kia Niro

    For as good-looking as Kia cars have become as of late, the one thing that badly needs a redesign is the Kia logo. That badge looks so uninspired on some very inspired designs.
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