Posts Tagged ‘A-segment’

Next Generation Kia Picanto — A Design that’s Small but Grown-Up

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Next generation Picanto (front side)
© Kia Motors

Seoul — Kia Motors Corporation has released the first official photos of the next generation Picanto city car, which now offers a bolder, more mature and more self confident look.

Completely redesigned and re-engineered, the new car has grown in overall length and wheelbase and is set to redefine its position as one of the most competitive vehicles in its segment.

Kia's Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, said, “In profile, new Picanto features significant sculpting and a very prominent rising character line. The result is a layering of light and shadow and this breaks up the height, giving the car a more sure-footed stance.” (more…)

Honda Exhibits World Premiere of Honda BRIO Prototype, Honda’s New Small Vehicle Developed for Asian Markets at the 27th Thailand International Motor Expo 2010

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
Honda BRIO Prototype (based on Thai spec)
© Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Bangkok, Thailand — Honda today debuted the world premiere of a prototype of Honda BRIO, the new small-sized vehicle developed for Asian markets and scheduled to be introduced in Thailand and India in 2011, at the 27th Thailand International Motor Expo starting November 30, 2010 (press day: November 30, public days: December 1–12.)

Honda BRIO Prototype is being developed with Honda's advanced technologies, while further advancing Honda's “man maximum, machine minimum” concept¹. Being developed as a commuter which is easy-to-use even in urban areas, the Honda BRIO prototype adopts an easy-to-handle compact body (more…)

It All Begins with a Spark

Monday, November 23rd, 2009
2010 Chevrolet Spark
© GM Co.

A spark of life, a spark of intuition — everything begins with a spark. Chevrolet's all-new mini car is a new beginning, a car that challenges the conventional wisdom that little cars are either trendy or practical, either premium or good value. Spark changes the rules. It is as much about fun and fashion as it is about functionality. It offers style and all the latest in-car entertainment features as well as practicality, low consumption and low emissions. And it's great value for money.

Built to serve the burgeoning mini car segment, the fastest growing area of the new car market across the entire world, it is a newcomer that has been designed to appeal to car buyers everywhere, from Asia to Europe, Africa, Australia and the Americas. (more…)

Citroën C-ZERO, a 100% Electric Solution

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Citroën C-ZERO
© Citroën Communications

Paris — Zero fuel consumption, zero CO2 emissions and zero noise: with the C-ZERO, Citroën is broadening its compact vehicle range with a 100% electric solution. The new city car was designed to make urban mobility easier, with its compact dimensions, rapid charge, and sufficient range for day-to-day car journeys. And all this in a silence that makes occupants forget about the noise of the city. The C-ZERO is a real concentrate of technology and creativity that meets tomorrows challenges today!

Having already produced more than 5,500 electric vehicles, Citroën has the experience vital to being a frontrunner in a market segment that is set to grow significantly in the coming years. (more…)

The new Peugeot electric car: iOn “Zero Emissions”

Monday, September 7th, 2009
Peugeot iOn (Electric)
© Automobiles Peugeot

Peugeot, the pioneer and 1st worldwide manufacturer of electric vehicles will be launching the iOn at the end of 2010. Its performance and 130 km operating range is obtained in particular due to the use of lithium-ion batteries, which will provide an efficient response to the challenges of urban mobility and respect for the environment.

With the iOn, which will be presented to the world for the 1st time at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot is incorporating the latest automotive edition into its model range.

With the 106 produced between 1995 and 2003, Peugeot, the pioneer in electric vehicles, remains to this day the manufacturer having sold the most “zero-emissions” cars in the world. (more…)