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Kia Naimo KND-6 electric concept car
Kia Naimo KND-6 electric concept car makes its official worldwide premiere at the 2011 Seoul Auto Show.
The Naimo concept vehicle, codenamed KND-6, is a small crossover utility vehicle which was designed by Kia’s international design team working at the automaker’s R&D headquarters in Seoul.
The zero-emission concept vehicle sports an eye-catching exterior layout with simple lines and solid, muscular stance.
Highlights of the Naimo’s attractive exterior design include a wrap-around windscreen, asymmetric sunroof, front and rear dot-style LED head- and positioning-lamps, three-way opening rear hatch and reverse-opening rear doors that maximise easy access to the cabin.
Inside, the Naimo features a hand-crafted Korean oak, used to trim the interior door panels and the entire interior floor.
The vehicle also sports modern features such as a transparent organic light emitting diode display instrument panel.
Inspired by the Kia Pop concept, which was exhibited at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, the Naimo electric car measures 3.890 mm in length, which means it is slightly smaller than the Soul crossover and about the same size as the Kia Rio 2012.
The zero-emission concept car sits on a platform with generous wheelbase of 2.647mm.
Kia Naimo, named literally for the Korean word “ne-mo” which means “square shape”, is powered by a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor producing 109 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque.
A twin-pack 27 kWh Lithium Ion Polymer battery, located under the boot floor, gives the vehicle a driving range of 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge.
According to Kia, the vehicle can be recharged to 80 percent of its capacity in no more than 25 minutes (under a quick recharging cycle), while a normal cycle, a full charge can be obtained in 5 and a half hours.