The Kia Naimo Electric Concept Car Premieres At The Seoul Motor Show

Kia Naimo Electric Concept Car
Kia Naimo Electric Concept Car

The Kia Naimo electric concept car has made its world premiere at the Seoul Motor Show.

Taking its name from the Korean word "Ne-mo", which means "square shape", the Kia Naimo is an electric crossover utility vehicle and was conceived by Kia's international design team in Seoul.

The simple, muscular design sees some interesting features, such as wrap-around windscreen and asymmetrical sunroof. As well as front and rear dot-style LED head- and positioning-lamps.

The Kia design team is also utilising some new innovative technologies; instead of wiper blades, the car uses a high powered jet or air emitted at the base of the windscreen. Door mirrors have been replaced with cameras located in the A-pillars.

The interior features Korean oak to trim door panels and floor, and Korean "Han-ji" paper is used for the head lining. The instrument panel consists of an organically light emitting display.

"Naimo is a perfect balance of innovation, high-tech and Korean tradition. It was heavily inspired by the purity and grace of traditional Korean arts and crafts, but combines this with cutting edge technologies to deliver a truly premium experience," commented Kia Motors' Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer.

The Kia Naimo measures 3890 mm in length, 1589 mm in height, 1844 mm width and wheels at each corner means the interior feels spacious. There is no B-pillar, instead features rear-hinged rear doors meaning cabin access is simple.

A permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with an output of 109 PS and maximum torque of 280 Nm, allowing the Kia Naimo to reach a top speed of 193 mph.

Equipped with a Lithium Ion Polymer twin-pack 27 kWh battery battery, the Kia Naimo provides a driving range of 124 miles on a single charge. Under a quick recharging cycle (50 kW) the Kia Naimo's battery can be recharged to 80 per cent of its capacity within 25 minutes. Under the normal cycle (3.3 kW), 100 per cent power is attained after five and a half hours.

Published : 31/03/11 Author : Staff

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