SEOUL - April 5, 2007: Kia Motors Corporation is staging the world premiere of its all-new KND-4 concept car today (Thursday) at the Seoul International Motor Show. Designed to reassert Kia's credentials as a leading brand in the 4x4 and RV vehicle sectors, the new SUV concept car projects a dynamic, powerful character and exudes a strong sense of individuality. Although clearly a 'concept car,' the Luminous Green, three-door, 4466mm-long KND-4 gives a bold hint at how future Kia compact SUV models might look.



This is the first Kia vehicle to demonstrate the company's renewed passion for 'Designology' (Design & Technology) - its ongoing commitment to making automobiles that are both more stylish and technologically advanced.

"The KND-4 is an exciting vehicle which showcases Kia's increasingly sophisticated styling and advanced technologies that will give our future products an even stronger and more distinctive road presence," commented Mr Yong-Hwan Kim, Senior Executive Vice President and COO of Kia Motors Corporation. "Over time, elements of this concept SUV will evolve into our next-generation lineup, ensuring the continued global popularity of our already competitive 4x4 models."



The exterior styling of KND-4 is designed to appeal to consumers who crave freedom and an active lifestyle, while removing the traditional boundaries between urban and rural vehicles to create an SUV that looks great in any location. The sleek, rounded nose features LED headlights, while flared wheelarches wrap around large diameter 20-inch wheels and 245/40 R20 low-profile tyres, which appear to bulge out of the vehicle's form.


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Seoul Motor Show 2007
will kick off on April 6th for a 10-day run at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in Goyang, northwest of Seoul.

The show is the only auto event in South Korea recognized by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA), which oversees major auto shows worldwide. Sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, the country’s only auto event recognized by the International Organization for Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) is looking to draw about one million visitors. Organizers said motorists can get a grasp of the latest industry trends through the show themed ``Creation of the Imagination _ A New World is Coming!’’ which will see 17 concept cars _ 12 from domestic and five from foreign companies _ with a total of seven eco-friendly models.

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The SHIFT bicycle is a training tool designed to help children learn how to ride a bike by themselves. The SHIFT bike, unlike conventional training tools, can be used by the child and does not require outside help. It also allows the child to learn at their own pace. The SHIFT bicycle requires more balance when at speed, therefore allowing the children to gradually work their way up to full speed and the balance that is required by them.

Three Purdue University industrial designers who tapped into memories of their own childhood cycling misadventures have built a bike that ditches the training wheels but keeps rookies stable.

Lead designer Scott Shim hopes the design, which won top honors recently at an international bicycle design competition, can help children slowly gain the skill and courage to pedal off on their own.

Shim, an assistant professor of industrial design, said he and his two collaborators came up with the idea while brainstorming a concept to enter in the 9th International Bicycle Design Competition in Taipei, Taiwan. IDEA 2005 Gold winner







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