Kia launches new electric concept car
Kia have today revealed its latest concept car, the striking electric powered Naimo at the Seoul Motor Show.
The Naimo is a crossover utility vehicle (CUV), and the third electric car to be unveiled by Kia in a year, this latest design by Kia’s international design team is built as a five-door, four-seater city car.
The Naimo consists of an overall simple design shape with a number of noticeable features included; examples include the wraparound windscreen, asymmetric sunroof, and front and rear dot style LED head and positioning lamps.
The car is powered by a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with a maximum output of 80kW (109 ps) and maximum torque of 280 Nm, enabling the Naimo to reach a top speed of 93mph.
Under the boot floor, the Naimo is equipped with a twin-pack 27 kWh battery which uses innovative Lithium Ion Polymer technology which has advantages over different battery types.
With these attachments, the Naimo can travel up to 124 miles (200km) on a single charge.
The Naimo also bears some resemblance to one of Kia’s current production models, the Soul. The Kia Soul is a compact city car that originally derived from a concept car unveiled back in 2006. The car’s trim and design features earned it the Red Dot Design award in 2009.
This latest concept car will add to Kia’s growing fleet of hybrid/electric/fuel-cell vehicles which are being extensively tested by the manufacturer for the development of future models with zero or low-emissions.
It is currently unconfirmed whether or not Kia will turn the Naimo into a production model.