Kia has previewed what a future all-electric model could look like with its B-segment Naimo concept.
The third electric vehicle design to be unveiled by Kia in a year, 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 (107bhp) and maximum torque of 280 Nm, enabling Naimo to reach a top speed of 93 mph.
A twin-pack 27 kWh battery is located under the boot floor and uses lithium ion polymer technology which gives a possible range of 124 miles on one charge.
Under the quick recharging cycle (50 kW) the Naimo’s battery can be recharged to 80 percent of its capacity within 25 minutes. Under the normal cycle (3.3 kW), 100% 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.