All-electric Kia Niro unveiled at CES 2018

All-electric Kia Niro unveiled at CES 2018

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. "Due to launch in 2020, this FCEV will spearhead Kia's efforts to realize a zero-emission future for mobility". 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. Kia says the concept achieves a driving range of 238 miles-matching the Chevrolet Bolt's EPA-rated range exactly.

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.

It appears that Kia is going to bring out the Niro EV at the upcoming CES 2018 - a tech-theme convention. Up front, the traditional grille is replaced with an interactive display panel. "By 2025, we will offer a total of 16 advanced powertrain vehicles, with five new hybrids and plug-in hybrids, five new battery EVs, and an all-new mass market FCEV", Kia Motors Vice Chairman and Head of Kia R&D Center, Woong-chul Yang said in a statement. That's been running in South Korea since last year, but later this year will be expanded to new regions too. The range comes from a 64 kWh battery pack, and it supplies power to a 150 kW electric motor, which equates to 201 horsepower.

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Well, we can understand this decision from Kia because there is not much to say about the performance of the Niro EV. For example, the Niro EV Concept is equipped with the new Active Pedestrian Warning System (APWS) which combines front view cameras, object recognition technology and front speakers to alert pedestrians or cyclists crossing in front of the vehicle.

The cabin features a wrap-around design and mixes silver, grey, and bronze colors.

Kia envisions owners using face recognition and voice control to "log-in" to their cars in the future. Kia's system uses speakers in headrests along with active noise-cancelling to allow front-seat and back-seat passengers to listen to two different things simultaneously without disturbing the others, and without the use of headphones.

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