Thursday, 18 January, 2018

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

Kia To Unveil Niro EV Concept At 2018 CES Kia Niro EV Concept gives CES hints of 2025's 16 EV plan
Lillian Steele | 10 January, 2018, 01:38

In fact, with so many carmakers pledging a raft of new EV cars in the years to follow, surely we now have to think about the various noises each will have to make?

Kia vice-chairman Dr. Woong-chul Yang said: "Kia's connected cars will be both boundless and connected and offer a new kind of mobility experience".

Kia reckons that today's drivers view cars as merely "vehicles"; a big box to transport humans and dogs and empty crisp wrappers and old boxes and so forth. Instead, Kia says the Niro EV concept has a range of 238 miles.

Kia's best-selling model in overseas markets was the Sportage compact SUV with 415,558 units sold.

As part of this strategy, Kia is exhibiting the Niro EV Concept at this week's CES event.

Kia has also used CES to deliver their latest mobility strategy - nicknamed ACE - which includes a full model range of connected cars by the year 2030, with more than 16 electrified vehicles already out and about by 2025 - and that includes hybrid, EV, or FCEV power.

Kia To Unveil Niro EV Concept At 2018 CES

Inside, there's a new wraparound design to the dashboard, finished in silver, grey, and bronze. The vehicle's Active Pedestrian Warning System (APWS) features a combination of front view cameras, object recognition technology and front speakers. It features a new HMI, with touch and gesture controls for the HVAC system and a touch-sensitive steering wheel.

Well, we can understand this decision from Kia because there is not much to say about the performance of the Niro EV.

This Niro packs a 150kW (201bhp) electric motor powered by a 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack.

Kia's human machine interface supports face and voice recognition that allows the auto to recognize who's piloting it, and then adjust the settings to their programmed preferences.

At CES 2018, Kia actually presented several new autonomous driving technologies, which it intends to test on roads beginning in 2021, as well as the world's first 5G connection for cars. If the concept has any bearing on a future production Niro EV, it won't simply be a rebodied version of the Hyundai Ioniq EV, which has a 110-mile range. 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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