March 19, 2018

Kia Motors to reveal all-electric concept car at CES 2018

10 January 2018, 01:39 | Kara Nash

Kia Motors to reveal all-electric concept car at CES 2018

Kia Niro EV Concept gives CES hints of 2025’s 16 EV plan

Kia's full announcement is available here. Like Hyundai, Kia proposes a new era of transportation that the carmaker calls "Boundless for all" which includes both electrification and fully autonomous cars. "Virtual reality, self-driving cars and "vehicle-to-everything" connectivity were all once considered technologies of the distant future, but as they rapidly become reality, Kia is exploring how to deploy these new technologies for its customers".

The Kia Niro EV Concept features a number of advanced driver assistance systems, though not all will make it into the production model, notably its prototype autonomous driving capabilities.

When it commences production in the second half of 2019, Kia plans to produce a compact sedan and compact SUV especially for the Indian market.

Kia has announced that a new electric vehicle (EV) concept will be introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week.

Since it doesn't have an engine to cool, the all-electric Niro has an interactive display panel instead of the grille you see on other Niros. To assist with the grill in communicating with pedestrians, the Niro EV concept is also equipped with an Active Pedestrian Warning System.

The Niro EV is expected on sale later this year and is one of 16 electrified vehicles Kia will launch by 2025.

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The cabin features a wrap-around design and mixes silver, grey, and bronze colors.

The battery pack will power a 150 kilowatt electric motor.

Kia has adopted what it calls a "boundless" vision of future mobility, wherein the vehicle is no longer just a means of transportation, and developed the "ACE" action plan, which involves producing more Autonomous, Connected and Electrified cars over the course of the next decade. The idea behind this is to let users at the front and back listen to different music if they like without disturbing each other or without having to use headphones.

Before that, meanwhile, there'll be an expansion of Kia's WiBLE vehicle sharing service.

The Kia Niro EV concept is slightly larger than the first two - hybrid and plug-in - versions of the Niro. Kia says it'll start that process in Europe, offering one-way trips rather than demanding the auto be returned to the same starting point.

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