Dubbed a 5-seater “Multi-Purpose Vehicle,” the Kia No 3 Concept debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this week to a largely unenthusiastic crowd. There isn’t any specific reason we can give as to why Kia No 3 fails to generate a positive response from us, we just feel as though we’ve seen this before. With the green movement officially engulfing the market, auto manufacturers are engaged in a constant battle with one another to see who can produce the most urban, “progressive” vehicle. We’ve seen about as many huge glass roofs and SUV/sports coupe mash-ups to last us a lifetime, and we just can’t muster up the energy to feign interest in one more 130-hp go-kart.
Bottom line: it’s shiny, trendy, and we’re sure the gas mileage is fantastic. When it’s approved for production, we’re sure it’ll be offered at a very reasonable price. In five years, it’ll be as cool as your neighbor’s beat-up Sorento.