CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
KIA’S ELECTRIC CROSSOVER
The Seoul Motor Show is underway and Kia has shown this unusual looking all-electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) concept car called Naimo. The car – which will form part of Kia's EV test fleet – has no middle B-pillars and has rear-hinged rear doors and a three-way split opening boot-lid. With a top speed of 93 mph and a range of 124 miles the car can be recharged to 80 percent capacity in 25 minutes.

AN AUDI BICYCLE
OK so we don't usually focus on bicycles in this column but we're not averse to them either. Audi has teamed up with Renovo Hardwood Bicycles of Oregon, USA to create this particularly fetching bike called Duo. Made of hardwood no less, the frame weighs only 25 per cent as much as aluminium and is great at absorbing shock and vibrations – it is also recyclable and biodegradable.

STASIS CHALLENGE EXTREME EDITION COMES TO THE UK
American tuner STaSIS Engineering is bringing its 710 bhp R8 V10 Challenge Extreme Edition package to the UK. For those people who feel the regular R8 V10 just isn't fast enough, STaSIS will bring some pretty sharp powertrain, suspension and braking upgrades to your regular 525bhp R8 V10. The result is a 710bhp R8 capable 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds. Just bring them your R8 – V10 and £45k.