Seoul, South Korea – Kia has unveiled its Naimo electric car concept at the Seoul Motor Show. The all-electric vehicle is making its world debut at the show and combines Korean heritage with high-tech innovations.
Taking its name from the Korean word Ne-mo, meaning “square shape,” the Naimo was conceived by Kia’s international design team in Seoul. It features a number of key design details including a wraparound windshield and asymmetric sunroof design, along with technology features such as a high-intensity air jet at the base of the windshield in place of a wiper, and miniature cameras instead of conventional door mirrors.
It is the third electric vehicle design unveiled by Kia Motors in a year and explores the practicalities of introducing a zero-emissions hatchback city car into a future niche market, the company said. Its power comes from an electric motor with a maximum output of 80 kW, enabling it to reach a top speed of 150 km/h. Its twin-pack 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery is located in the trunk floor and has a range of 200 km on a single charge. With a quick recharging cycle, it can be recharged to 80 per cent of its capacity within 25 minutes, and in a normal cycle, 100 per cent power is attained after five and a half hours.