CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
VW CITY CAR
The is Volkswagen’s tiny city car which is being launched at next month’s Frankfurt motor show. Small but as spacious as possible inside, the four-seater will go on sale with a 60PS or75PS three-cylinder petrol engine capable of up to 67mpg with less than 100g/km of CO2. An electric version is coming too.

SMART BIKE
City car maker smart has designed an electric ebike for commuters. Battery charge should last for 62 miles and the bike can be charged by peddling or at the socket at home. Clever features include energy recuperation during braking and an integrated USB port for smartphones. The bike will be on sale next year. No word on prices yet.

KIA SALOON
Believe it or not, this rear-wheel drive four-seater saloon is a Kia. The car – a concept that will be launched at the Frankfurt motor show – still doesn’t have a name and has been designed to explore new segments for Kia and to excite potential car buyers. It will certainly do that by the look of it.