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10 January 2018, 01:36 | Damon Campbell
Kia's compact Niro EV concept will have a driving range of 383 kilometres
Back to the Niro EV Concept, we can see how the prototype has just about the same design credentials as the regular Niro, with some aerodynamic streamlining here and there.
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. Consumers are bound today by the idea that a auto is "just a vehicle", but Kia is committed to providing a broader solution to mobility. The Niro EV Concept has a driving range of 238 miles.
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.
That range will include the Niro EV due to go on sale later this year, which Kia has previewed with a Concept machine at CES. It has been replaced by interactive display panel which can show various messages such as "Hello, CES".
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. To assist with the grill in communicating with pedestrians, the Niro EV concept is also equipped with an Active Pedestrian Warning System. It features a new HMI, with touch and gesture controls for the HVAC system and a touch-sensitive steering wheel.
Kia envisions owners using face recognition and voice control to 'log-in' to their cars in the future
Kia also envisages face and voice recognition being used in preference to a traditional key.
Kia debuted different cockpits demonstrating technology for the Niro EV concept. Energy is provided by a high-capacity 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, paired with a powerful 150 kW electric motor, the company says. Kia says it could also use the system to boost passenger comfort in future production cars. There are cameras and speakers mounted on the front of the auto.
Alongside its new technologies, Kia has revealed plans to roll-out its "WiBLE" car-sharing service - launched in Korea past year - to new regions from 2018, starting with Europe.
The Niro is now available as a straight-up hybrid, powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, or as a plug-in hybrid version called the Niro PHEV.
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