Kia Pop Electric Concept

As of late, Kia’s forte seems to be bringing stylish cars to market that employ bold design to showcase new technology, if the Soul and upcoming Optima sedan’s transformation from concept to production is any indication. Kia’s latest surprise is an electric microcar, the Pop, a three-meter car designed to compete in global, urban markets.

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.

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