Kia has announced it will unveil its Niro EV concept car and Beyond Anonymous Driving future mobility plan at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas next week.
The concept car, which the South Korean maker has teased in a series of dim-lit photos, previews a ‘never seen before’ human-machine interface and advanced motion graphics system that the company says will be introduced into upcoming models.
Photos of the electric vehicle show an evolution of Kia’s current design language with LED lights underneath the bodywork front and rear around a sleek SUV profile. Other features on the car include the first-ever implementation of a 5G mobile network receiver and highly efficient battery-electric powertrain technology, though no range or charging times have been detailed.
Along with the concept car display, Kia will host three interactive cockpit style exhibits to show-off its upcoming technologies and outline its future mobility and technology plan for fully-electric vehicles and autonomous driving technology.
Kia has not divulged any further information but all will be revealed at CES 2018.
“Virtual reality, self-driving cars, and full vehicle connectivity were all once considered technologies of the distant future. As they rapidly become a reality, Kia is exploring how to adapt these new technologies for its customers,” said Woong-cheol Yang, vice chairman and head of Hyundai-Kia R&D Center.
“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.”