Kia Niro EV concept debuts at CES with 238 mile driving range

Kia Niro EV concept debuts at CES with 238 mile driving range

The design you see here is the work of Kia's design studio in Korea, and is based on the current road-going Niro.

As mention at the start, Kia's "ACE" strategy involves three components, where autonomous involves the company planning to commercialise Level 4 autonomous driving technology. Dr Woong-chul Yung, the head of Kia's R&D centre, called it a manifesto "where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the infinite value that future mobility will bring". The auto is likely to run on the same EV setup that is on the IONIQ EV so you can expect a similar performance with the vehicle from Kia. The new Niro EV Concept is expected to be able to cover up to 238 miles (383 kilometers) on a single charge.

Kia also made it clear that it's getting serious about electrified vehicles.

The Kia Niro EV concept broke cover at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas. There's one big and obvious change, though - the lack of a standard grille (there's no need for one in an EV), which has been swapped for an interactive display. To counteract its quietness, speakers sound an alert to passengers who are crossing in front of the vehicle, while lights provide an additional warning.

Last previous year, Kia Motors posted global sales of 2,746,188 units, decreasing 7.8 per cent from 2016.

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Kia says the goal is "an innate sense of space and calm" inside the auto, which is enhanced by "soft shades of silver, grey, and bronze" on every piece of the interior. For example, the Niro EV Concept could theoretically limit its maximum power if it recognized a teen driver behind the wheel.

Should the system detect a pedestrian or cyclist crossing in front of the vehicle, the speakers sound an alert targeted specifically at that person, warning them of the car's presence. The company says it's equipped with a 150kW electric motor, along with a 64kWh battery pack.

Along with the concept auto reveal, Kia Motors also presented its "Boundless for all" vision, which paints a future with infinite transportation and mobility opportunities.

Next up, connected auto technologies will be a staple in every vehicle segment, with the goal to make every single model a connected auto by 2030.

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