By Nauman Farooq
Probably the “concept car with the worst name award” has to go to the Kia No3, especially since there is no mention anywhere why it’s called No3.
After all, this is a five-seater, and it also has five-doors. Plus, Kia prefers to call it a Mini-MPV, which is strange because it looks like a standard hatchback, and not some shortened minivan.
Despite its identity crisis and its silly name, it is a rather good looking vehicle. The concept has a full-glass roof, giving it the appearance of a sun-lounge.
It is also adorned with some very large and shiny rims.
Weirdly, there is no mention of its powertrain anywhere. There were plenty of rumors about a hybrid engine, but Kia hasn’t mentioned anything officially.
The Kia No3 is more than just a concept; it will spawn a production version that will be revealed later this year and will probably get 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter engines currently found in other Kia models.
Hopefully when it does go into production, it will be sold in North America, just hope they come up with a better name by then.