While Kia is presenting the concept car Kia No 3 in Geneva today, the production version of this small MPV is already driving around in Northern Sweden during cold weather testing.

While Kia is presenting the concept car Kia No 3 in Geneva today, the production version of this small MPV is already driving around in Northern Sweden during cold weather testing. This new small MPV is aiming directly at the Opel Meriva and Renault Modus. These two competing models were actually present as they were being used as comparison test vehicles with the Kia prototype.

The production version of the No 3 concept car will be based on the platform of the Kia Soul and Hyundai i20, meaning that powertrain options most likely will include 1.6 liter petrol and diesel engines, both producing an output of 126 horsepower. Later on there might be a 2.0 liter version with 142 horsepower as well. Even a mild hybrid is rumored to be in the pipe line.

There will also be a glass roof, however not as big and bold as seen on the concept car, when the production car will be unveiled in late 2009 or early 2010 as a 2010 model.

Another vehicle from Kia sister company Hyundai, also seen winter testing prior to it's concept reveal in Geneva recently, is the Hyundai ix35, aka ix-ONIC HED-6 concept.

 

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