Kia Teases ‘Impish’ Small Car

Kia Teases ‘Impish’ Small Car

Few automakers would refer to their products as “impish” which gives a clear indication that Kia’s new small car concept is anything but normal.

In a press release that describes the design study as, “playful but gutsy, sturdy yet impish,” Kia is clear to point out that it is exploring, but not yet committed to, the possibility of adding a new and very small car to its lineup.

As expected with modern Kias, design will play a major role with the car created to, “take on the urban environment with style and tenacity.”

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“Born out of Kia’s determination to seek new compact-car options for the individualistic and demanding driver for whom size is an issue, the concept features intriguing elements not always associated with smaller cars and has been created in Europe with European tastes and expectations very much in mind,” reads a release on the concept.

Stating that production will depend on reception after its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, the ‘impish’ concept could head to production quickly as it’s likely the car’s underpinnings already exist. After all, parent company Hyundai already offers the b-segment i20 in Europe, which sits a size below the Accent.

Look for more on Kia’s new concept car int he lead-up to the Frankfurt Motor Show, which starts September 10th.

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  • Honest Abe

    Impish? Is this a car for little people? Like Hobits?