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Untitled Page Published: June 24, 2009 09:51 AM




Fisker, Kia, continued ...

"The Karma Sunset, along with the talented Fisker Automotive team that helped develop it, proves environmentally friendly vehicles can be fast and sexy, too," says company CEO and lead designer Henrik Fisker.

The Kia Soul'ster is the first concept vehicle from the manufacturer to receive one of these awards. The automobile is distinguished by its "beach-ready prowess," design and style, according to the company.

The Soul'ster shows the designers' playfulness from the original concept of the Soul, according to juror Lou Ann Hammond.

"The Soul production vehicle has provided our design team with a tremendous platform for expression," says Kia Design Center North America chief designer Tom Kearns. "It is an honor for the Soul'ster to be named Concept Truck of the Year, and further proof that Kia's global commitment to design is dramatically altering the brand's image and consumer opinion of our company and our vehicles."

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