Official: 2012 Kia RAY, available only in South Korea [Update].

by Nov 17, 2011All News, Kia, Spy Shots5 comments

Updated with new photos and video.

Kia’s “keicar” codenamedTam” (finally, named RAY) it’s ready to debut in South Korea, and here we have the evidence. To everyone’s surprise, today we can watch the first pics of the exterior complete naked.

Do not forget Kia have plans to launch the smallest keicar Ray in mid-November with a Kappa engine 1.0-liter and 69 hp and four speed automatic gearbox are available too. Which will be sold exclusively in the company’s home market of Korea.

Bypassing its boxy shape that is reminiscent of the Scion xB and Nissan Cube models, one of the highlights of the new Ray is the sliding passenger side rear door that promises to enable easier passenger entry and exit in tight parking spaces, as well as to provide room for bulky cargo. Interestingly, the Ray features a regular rear door on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Kia adds that its new tall city car has a highly versatile interior space for both passengers and cargo.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

5 Comments

  1. Bangers and Mash

    Hmmm…evil looking from the front, and happy clappy from behind.

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  2. Jose Antonio López

    ohhh yeah, the front headlights looks evil hahaha at first, I didn’t see 😛

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  3. Renato Piereck

    It is not the first Korean Kei Car, that was the Daewoo Tico, which I owned when I lived in Korea. Based on the Suzuki Alto (a Key Car), it had a three cylinder, 600 cc engine.

    I loved my Tico, had air conditioner that surprisingly worked great in the hot Korean summers, was great on gas and paid less toll on the highways. I wish I could have brought that little shoe box on wheels with me when I came back to the US.

    http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/053/b/a/WOW__Daewoo_Tico__VERY_RARE_by_toyonda.jpg

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    • Jose Antonio López

      Ohh I don’t know about this model. Thanks for the correction! I will update right now!

      Greetings! 😉

      Reply
  4. Pat

    interesting.. the driver’s side rear door is a conventional front hinged one, whereas the one on the other side is a sliding door… i dont understand the advantage of a sliding door on one side vs a normal one on the other. anyone care to explain??

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