Kia Naimo Concept set for Seoul

Kia Naimo Concept

It’s always interesting to see what car manufacturers come up with when they present concept cars, the only problem is that far too often they never make it into mass production. Lets hope that’s not the case for the new Kia Naimo concept, which is set to debut at the Seoul Motor Show next week.

Boxy design for Kia Naimo Concept

The word Naimo is Korean for ‘square shape’, and while the car is quite boxy, it sounds more like a Brazilian footballer. The Kia Naimo is targeted for the B-segment and is an electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) which combines many traditional Korean elements with state of the art tech.

Part of the Korean traditional element of the car is seen in the floor and the interior door panels, which are made from Korean oak, with Han-ji paper used for the head lining. The high tech comes in the form of high-intensity air jets at the base of the windscreen instead of windscreen wipers. As you may have noticed from the pictures of the Kia Naimo concept, there are also no door mirrors, instead the Naimo uses miniature cameras installed in the A-pillars.

Kia Naimo Power

The Kia Naimo is powered by a Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor that produces up to 80 kW of power with a maximum torque of 280 Nm, which results in a top speed of 150km/h. The twin-pack battery uses Lithium Ion Polymer technology that will last for 200km of driving on a single charge. Recharging the battery to full will take 5 and half hours.

While the Kia Naimo does look promising, it is far too common for many of these concept cars to lose a number of their innovative features down the line, should they be lucky enough to make it to the production line.