Kia's futuristic EV city car concept drew design inspiration from a host of non-automotive sources.

Kia unveiled a three-seater electric micro car concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show called the POP. Basically it is an exploration that shows Kia’s design potential applied to a small electric car platform. The design isn’t intended to forecast any near term styling language for the brand. The car was created at Kia’s Frankfurt design studio under the direction of , Kia Europe’s Chief Designer. Guillaume explained that in designing the POP, his team intended to create a really distinctive look for the EV and go beyond any other electric-car concepts that have come before it.

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