Kia Niro stars at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor ShowTue, 10 Sep 2013
You sense from the press material accompanying the Kia Niro, on show here at IAA, that Kia is just a tiny bit pleased with its latest concept. And to be fair, it has every reason to be. Just look at it - this thing is magnificent. It was unveiled at a packed event just around the corner from the main show in Frankfurt and it was greeted with near unanimous acclaim.
And although - for reasons we're about to explain - the Kia Niro is unlikely to reach full production, Kia does raise the tantalising prospect that it 'could be close to on-road reality...if the public wants it'. We say we do want it. Thank you.
By Gavin Braithwaite-Smith