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Kia teases all-electric concept car

Kia has teased an all-electric concept car ahead of its debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

KIA HAS TEASED an all-electric concept car ahead of its reveal at the 2018 CES. Kia says it combines its “design strengths with a highly efficient battery-electric powertrain, the new concept represents the next step in the brand’s on-going journey to electrification”.

Beyond design and electrification, Kia said its electric concept will also showcase a “never-seen-before human-machine interface (HMI) and an advanced new ‘motion graphic’ lighting system,” which the brand hints could make it to production in a few years’ time. The brand will also show off three different in-car environments hinting at an autonomous vehicle future, the display is called ‘Beyond Autonomous Driving’. The displays will feature, new advanced driver assistance technologies and pioneering HMI functions, as well as the world’s first in-car 5G connection.

“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. 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” said Dr Woong-cheol Yang, Vice Chairman and Head of Hyundai-Kia R&D Centre.


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Isaac Bober

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