Kia Plans 16 New Electrified Vehicles by 2025

Kia Plans 16 New Electrified Vehicles by 2025

It was under the body of an all-new, Niro EV concept, a fully electric crossover with a range of up to 383 km, that Kia unveiled its future projects.

We already knew that Kia planned to unveil the Niro EV concept at CES, but Kia also chose the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show to make some major announcements about its future.

The bigger news is that the Niro EV concept is powered by a next-generation electric vehicle powertrain that pairs a 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack with a 150 kW electric motor.

The electric powertrain delivers power from a 64kWh battery pack to the 201bhp electric motor which is enough for a 238 mile range and a 115mile splash and dash in fifteen minutes charge. This panel is flanked by slim headlights, while the rear gets 3D-effect taillights.

The cabin has a minimalist and digital vibe to it, thanks to the dashboard's horizontal layout with broad surfaces and touchscreen displays, as well as a wraparound design that cocoons the driver and passengers. These include new advanced driver assistance technologies and pioneering HMI functions, as well as the world's first in-car 5G connection.

Kia Niro EV Concept
Kia Niro EV Concept

The Niro EV is seemingly created to show what's possible in Kia's electric future, so don't expect the auto as shown to make it to market. An array of eight speakers and noise-cancellation technology create two sound zones in the auto, and the technology was developed in-house.

Under the Connected pillar, Kia will offer connected technology in every market segment by 2025, with every single model featuring such systems by 2030. An Active Pedestrian Warning System on the show auto uses a variety of sensors to spot potential "obstacles" and can sound an alert if a pedestrian walks in front of the vehicle. If the system spots a pedestrian or cyclist, it can fire off an alarm sound targeted specifically at that person. This in turn is part of an interactive lighting system used in urban environments for visual communication with other users and pedestrians. "At CES we will share our strategy and vision for future mobility, and exhibit a range of advanced technologies that our customers can look forward to", Dr. Woong-cheol Yang, the Vice Chairman/Head, Hyundai-Kia R&D Centre, said.

Beyond the 5G conversation, Kia plans to have every single one of its vehicles be a connected auto by 2030. It will commercialize Level 4 autonomous vehicles in smart cities starting from 2021 as part of a pilot project.

"Virtual reality, self-driving cars and full vehicle connectivity were all once considered technologies of the distant future".

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