After making its inaugural debut at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show, 2011 Kia Naimo took the electric car concept that combines Korean heritage with modern features that are very innovative. By taking the name from the word “No-Meo” meaning “square”, Kia Naimo available in electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV), which was conceived by an international design team Kia in Seoul, particularly marked with the design of simple lines and solid, and muscular.
The overall design of the Kia Naimo very simple and emphasized by a number of important details that stand out, such as front and asymmetrical glass sunroof, rear wrap and LED-style, as well as the strategic position of the lamp. This is a simple and complex mixture that is the general nature of which has a lot of traditional Korean arts and crafts.
Kia’s design team has also used innovative technology to the car a premium feel and care for the auto road was clear. For example, Kia Naimo has no traditional wiper on the windshield – instead of a high-intensity air jet at the base of the windshield that an “air wiper”function. Conventional mirrors are replaced with miniature cameras installed in the A-pillars.
Kia Naimo The interior has been designed to be a strong sense of peace and has evoked hand-made materials for the whole. Korean oak throughout the interior door panels and interior floor Korean “Han-ji” used paper, used to trim the head lining. In addition to these traditional elements of modern features like a transparent organic light emitting diode displays, instrument panels and full connectivity.
“Naimo is a perfect balance of innovation, high-tech and Korean tradition. It was heavily inspired by the purity and grace of traditional Korean arts and crafts, but combines this with cutting edge technologies to deliver a truly premium experience,” commented Kia Motors’ Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer.
The third electric vehicle design to be unveiled by Kia Motors Corporation in a year, the 3.9-metre long Kia Naimo concept explores the practicalities of introducing a zero-emissions, five-door, four-seater city car into a future niche market.
Measuring 3,890 mm in length, the Kia Naimo’s generous wheelbase, width and height (2,647, 1,844 and 1,589 mm respectively) – plus the short overhangs which place a wheel at each corner – ensure that the cabin provides exceptional head, leg and shoulder room for the occupants.
The concept car has no B-pillars and features rear-hinged rear doors to maximise easy access to the cabin, and a three-way split opening boot-lid, allows versatile access to the load bay for varying luggage sizes.
Power comes from a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with a maximum output of 80 kW (109 ps) and maximum torque of 280 Nm, enabling Kia Naimo to reach a top speed of 150 kph (93 mph).
A twin-pack 27 kWh battery is located under the boot floor and uses innovative Lithium Ion Polymer technology that offers numerous advantages over other battery types. Equipped with this battery, Kia Naimo provides a driving range of 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge. To enhance range, the showcar is fitted with special low-drag 20-inch diameter alloy wheels.
Under the quick recharging cycle (50 kW) the Kia Naimo’s battery can be recharged to 80 percent of its capacity within 25 minutes. Under the normal cycle (3.3 kW), 100 percent power is attained after five and a half hours.
Naimo will join Kia’s growing test fleet of hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicles being extensively driven in widely varying conditions to develop future production models with zero or significantly reduced emissions.
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