Kia presents Niro EV Concept as a future tech showcase

Kia Niro-EV-concept with a 238-mile range at CES in Las Vegas has revealed that the preview of the styling for the upcoming production version – at the same time presents the technology of the future.

The compact crossover shown, the annual tech showcase is designed to showcase the companies new ACE – Autonomous, networked, and Eco – electric – strategy. This strategy includes a plan to offer 16-electrified vehicles in the year 2025. A production Niro EV, will likely go with the same powertrain as the sister-company Hyundai Ioniq EV, on sale later this year.

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The Niro EV Concept unveiled at CES-features revised bodywork from the current production versions of the Niro. The grille – this is not necessary for the cooling on an EV is replaced with an interactive display panel, while the bodywork was further developed to increase the aerodynamic efficiency.

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Kia, the machine is fitted with a 201bhp electric powertrain that the company says is designed for use on the ‘near future’ EVs. Power comes from a 64kWh lithium-polymer-battery park, what a claimed range of 238 miles.

While the styling of the Niro EV understands the concept will work closely with the production version, more features included, to the present, more General, advanced technology, Kia is developing for the future.

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The concept is equipped with an Active pedestrian-Warning System that detects pedestrians or cyclists crossing in front of the vehicle and sends you a warning.

Inside, the Niro EV Concept features a new human machine interface (HMI), infotainment and heating systems are controlled by swiping on the perforated leather area on the botton with the steering wheel. Drivers are not able to work ‘log-in’ using the HMI with facial and voice recognition systems to disable the realization of individual settings with the car in the location of the button, if it identifies the driver.

The car also has a sound-separation control, the use when mounted eight head restraint-to allow speaker and noise-cancelling technology front, and rear passengers to listen to different music at the same time.

Kia has also the machine is equipped with what he says, is one of the world’s first ultra-fast 5G mobile and wireless communications. This is demonstrated with a cockpit display on the Kia stand at the CES with a 5G data-link to the company’s base in Seoul, Korea.

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