KIA's concept car called Provo causing controversy

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  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    March 7, 2013 7:03 p.m.

    People's silliness never seems to cease.

  • first2third Elmo, UT
    March 7, 2013 5:54 p.m.

    Not enough seating for a Provo. And does it have a jello salad holder? I don't think so.

  • ex patria cougar Tokyo, Japan
    March 7, 2013 5:27 p.m.

    That is a funny name for a car because Provo, if nothing else, is certainly provocative. Just look at all the comments that always erupt in the Utah newspapers whenever the name is mentioned.

    I like the comment about the crushed cheerios in the seats - that is funny.

    To Johnny Triumph: bad drivers in Provo? Really? I have lived all over the US, from Utah to Minnesota to Texas to Virginia to Alabama, and lived and driven in a few foreign countries as well. To even suggest that Provo is somehow distinguished by those who are bad drivers indicates you probably haven't traveled outside the state much.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    March 7, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    To be honest, looking at the picture with this article, it appears the passenger door has been somewhat caved-in in an accident! Maybe I'm the only one who sees it that way. And maybe it's just because of the lighting. Obviously, I'm not much of a fan of some of it's contour lines.

  • Y-Ask-Y? Provo, UT
    March 7, 2013 4:02 p.m.

    I thought everyone on earth knew about Provo, Utah. I thought that would have been the only profound reason they would have name the car - as a tribute to the amazing people in the city of Provo, Utah. I thought Provo, Utah was really the center of the world... least that is what some people act like...

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    March 7, 2013 3:30 p.m.

    Re: Counter Intelligence- Understood. Articles about the concept car itself was also in the Washington Post and other papers. I guarantee you none of them had the connection to Provo, Utah. That's what I mean by a slow news day. The writer actually spent time talking to city officials and citizens about the name. Again, who cares?

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    So. Cal Reader
    " Must be another slow news day at the DN.'

    It was in the Huffington post yesterday

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    March 7, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    With a name like PROVO, you would think it would seat 24

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    March 7, 2013 1:44 p.m.

    Pa-lease! “We were very surprised,” said Corey Norman, Provo's deputy mayor. “Our economic development director came to us and showed us a picture of a car that was called the Provo, so of course the mayor got excited about it.” Must be another slow news day at the DN. The article says the car has zero connection to the city, but there's still the need to talk to city officials and citizens? This falls under the category of who cares.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    March 7, 2013 12:57 p.m.

    Looks like an Orem.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    March 7, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    Probably just means that anyone who drives it will suddenly become a bad driver.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    March 7, 2013 12:10 p.m.

    Saw this on the news and they were showing the interior. As a package, I love this vehicle. Too bad it will be a few years before it comes out.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    March 7, 2013 11:32 a.m.

    Kia Provo: It should be a hatchback, have rust colored paint around the bottom edges and come standard with 2 car seats in the back.

  • Spitvalve Denton, TX
    March 7, 2013 11:27 a.m.

    Any car called Provo would have to be squeaky clean--at least until it's got Cheerios crushed into the seat cushions.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    March 7, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    Oh good grief. Controversy?

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    March 7, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    I'm agreeing with Shimlau. In Mexico in the mid 70's, the Nova was the brunt of many jokes, regardless of whether it was Nova or No Va.

  • Shimlau SAINT GEORGE, UT
    March 7, 2013 8:31 a.m.

    James D; You are correct but in the 70's in Argentina, I heard a lot of cracks about the Nova being No Va!

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    March 7, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    Provo? Seriously? When I think of Provo, I think of the County Seat for Utah County. Not the Irish Republican Army off shoot.

    Read on Drudge about the new Chevy SS. A few people in Israel are upset because of the Holocaust being largely under the direction of the Nazi SS.

    Now when I think of SS in relation to a car, I'm thinking about a 1969 Chevelle SS with a 396 under the hood (my dream car), or a '69 Camero SS with the same engine. Chevy's been using the term SS with their cars for 50 years or more. SS stands for Super Sport. I'm not thinking of Nazi's.

    This is political correctness run amok.

  • james d. morrison Boise, CA
    March 6, 2013 9:15 p.m.

    Nova does not mean no go. No va does. Nova in spanish means the same thing it does in English.