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Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Kia says some things

Latest press release from Korea announces... erm... something...?



Contrary to popular belief, we’re not in the habit of copy-pasting press releases here at PH, believing instead that it makes things a whole lot more interesting if we bring the information to you with a bit of personality. Or something approximating it, anyway.

But we’re making an exception today, because we’ve had a press release through from Kia that really made us smile. Here it is, in its entirety:

Mischievous and friendly? If you say so...
Mischievous and friendly? If you say so...
‘Kia is set to deliver a provocative and racy new urban concept car at this year's Geneva Motor Show.

With the company's signature tiger-nose morphing into a mischievous, yet friendly, grille and headlight arrangement, coupled with strong styling lines that exude speed and energy from every angle, Kia's newest concept vehicle is guaranteed to attract attention.’

All of which is delightful, we’re sure you’ll agree. We’d love to tell you more about the car itself, but sadly, that’s all we’ve got. The pictures attached to the release suggest it’ll be a bluff, Juke-style crossover, though, which is rather a shame as we were hoping for a provocative-and-racy coupe or hot hatch. Still, at least we now know what a mischievous-yet-friendly grille and headlight arrangement looks like, eh?

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Gizmoish

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Is that photo the front or the back, I wonder?

Racy.

Andy ap

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Ooooh i can hardly wait.......Whats going on with that lower grill, bumper, spot light arrangement? Those headlights will never materialise either.... Would be good to see an 'Alternative' sports crossover coupe whatever thing.

Monty Zoomer

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laugh Brilliant.

Some photographs that don't show the car, and a collection of words that don't actually mean anything.

This will be great free content for the glossy, overpriced car magazines. It'll fit in really well, they'll be able to paste it in without any alterations whatsoever and it'll be a bit of an improvement on their usual content. laugh

How many degrees in Media Studies does it take to make an article like this??

Mr2Mike

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V8 FOU

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Mischevious? Kia? Mmmm I don't think so.
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Mark-C

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Mr2Mike said:
Top work thumbup

MX7

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Monty Zoomer said:
Some photographs that don't show the car, and a collection of words that don't actually mean anything.
That reminds me, what happened to Dani Behr?

busta

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The front bumper seems to have been styled on William's sunglasses.

Guvernator

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Monty Zoomer said:
How many degrees in Media Studies does it take to make an article like this??
This tbh ^^^^

Has their ever been a more useless and counter-productive endeavour than the pursuit of Marketing. Noncy spikey haired people (yes the women too) sitting in posh offices, coming up with different ways to ruin a companies products, reputation and image and then slapping themselves on the back while quaffing bucks fizz. My contempt for them is only matched by that other waste of human life, lawyers.

Mr2Mike

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busta said:
The front bumper seems to have been styled on William's sunglasses.
It seems to have been designed to inflict maximum damage to a pedestrians legs. I can't see that sharp lip surviving to any potential production models.

MX7 said:
That reminds me, what happened to Dani Behr?
hehe

Alfa159Ti

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I do so love a mischievous, yet friendly grille...

forzaminardi

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Still, at least we now know what a mischievous-yet-friendly grille and headlight arrangement looks like, eh?

A load of bks, evidently.

monkey11477

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MX7 said:
That reminds me, what happened to Dani Behr?
That depends if you mean Dani Behr or Dany Bahar, or have I missed an in joke along the line somewhere

SevenR

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Guvernator said:
This tbh ^^^^

Has their ever been a more useless and counter-productive endeavour than the pursuit of Marketing. Noncy spikey haired people (yes the women too) sitting in posh offices, coming up with different ways to ruin a companies products, reputation and image and then slapping themselves on the back while quaffing bucks fizz. My contempt for them is only matched by that other waste of human life, lawyers.
And despite what you;ve written there, you yourself have probably been subject to, and fallen into the trap of, a marketing persons work.

I'd drive that Tiger BTW smile

Dave^

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Gizmoish said:
Is that photo the front or the back, I wonder?
I'd say front... odd place for wing door mirrors if otherwise....

big_boz

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Kia are advancing too fast, they might look good, but by christ are they poorly made....I know as i am lumbered with one on lease for another 2 years.

Captain Muppet

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SevenR said:
Guvernator said:
This tbh ^^^^

Has their ever been a more useless and counter-productive endeavour than the pursuit of Marketing. Noncy spikey haired people (yes the women too) sitting in posh offices, coming up with different ways to ruin a companies products, reputation and image and then slapping themselves on the back while quaffing bucks fizz. My contempt for them is only matched by that other waste of human life, lawyers.
And despite what you;ve written there, you yourself have probably been subject to, and fallen into the trap of, a marketing persons work.

I'd drive that Tiger BTW smile
The last time I posted a huge anti-marketing rant I ended it with the admission of owning three pair of Alpinestars boots and having no idea why.

My problem with marketing is this: my opinions on things is formed by their marketing skills and I spend money as a result. Which means my hatred of everyone who works in that industry can only be a deliberate result of the application of their skills - they want to be hated.
Or they are massively incompetent and I like shiny things.

So the solution is to either kill them all because they want us to hate them that much, or kill them all because they are a parasitic overhead needlessly driving up the cost of shiny things.

Guvernator

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SevenR said:
And despite what you;ve written there, you yourself have probably been subject to, and fallen into the trap of, a marketing persons work.

I'd drive that Tiger BTW smile
Oh I absolutely have, they've got me many many times AND I used to work for a law firm too smile

Doesn't mean I have to like it though wink

Captain Muppet

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monkey11477 said:
MX7 said:
That reminds me, what happened to Dani Behr?
That depends if you mean Dani Behr or Dany Bahar, or have I missed an in joke along the line somewhere
It's an in-joke to get those two mixed up.

I'm not sure if it's ever been funny though.

monkey11477

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Captain Muppet said:
monkey11477 said:
MX7 said:
That reminds me, what happened to Dani Behr?
That depends if you mean Dani Behr or Dany Bahar, or have I missed an in joke along the line somewhere
It's an in-joke to get those two mixed up.

I'm not sure if it's ever been funny though.
Cheers, I guess they are both nowhere now

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