First Official Picstures Of Kia Ray (Korean Market Vehicle)

Kia Ray official photos
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The all-new Kia Ray box-type city car revealed in South Korea!

Earlier today, Kia Motors Corporation unveiled a brand-new city-car called Ray, which will be marketed exclusively in South Korea.

Known previously as Kia TAM (development codename), the all-new city-car belongs to the A-segment and is built upon the Picanto city-car platform.

As seen from the two official images, the all-new Kia Ray sports a distinctive box-type exterior design.

Up-front, the Ray mini car boasts the brand’s H-shaped signature radiator grille and unique headlamps and LED daytime running lights.

From the rear, the 2013 Ray presents a wide and stable stance, highlighted by prominent LED rear combination lamps and vertically positioned bumper reflectors.

The car also features a sliding rear door on the right hand side, which enables passengers easier access in and out of the car in tight parking spaces and also provides an unobstructed side opening for cargo storage.

Although not seen on the images here, the rear door on the left hand side is opening in the traditional way.

While the South Korean carmaker has yet to release official details about the Ray’s powertrain technology, we have learned that the 2013 Ray city-car features a highly-efficient 1.0L three-cylinder gasoline engine.

A fully electric Kia Ray will also be launched at a later date with a reported near 80-mile driving range on a single charge.

Full details about the 2013 Kia Ray (engine options, performance figures and standard features) will be released closer to the cars official Korean debut (later this month).

Kia Ray picture gallery

6 comments

  1. Attaboy says:

    tiny wheel dont do it! it is a golf cart?

  2. Attaboy says:

    only for the Korean market!

  3. Greg says:

    @ Attaboy – you are right. This car is SMALLER than the Picanto (according to Kia-Buzz), and those wheels look absolutely TINY compared to the rest of the vehicle. 12″ alloys? They don’t look much bigger than that.

  4. Kia Orange County says:

    This is the first time I’ve gotten a glimpse of the Kia ray and it’s very unique and quirky looking. Looks like a “fun” car for a smaller family. Too bad we don’t get these Korean models here in the U.S

  5. Fred "theflo" Oliver says:

    Is it me or does this thing look like Picachu and a Nissan Cube mated and had an offspring???????????????

  6. bri201 says:

    I have a change of heart for the Kia Ray, it’s not suitable for the US. The Naimo is though. But the Ray can show that Smart and Toyota IQ a think or two. So bring it on!!!!

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