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Kia Displays Wild Concept Cars At SEMA 2016
The 2016 SEMA – Specialty Equipment Market Association show opened today, and Kia Motors America took the opportunity to show off 4 brand new custom vehicles.
While all different in their own way, the vehicles all hint at a future when cars will be driven autonomously, and will be made specifically to suit the lifestyle of the driver.
Kia will have 5 vehicles on display in Las Vegas, as they will also be showing off the Telluride full-size hybrid SUV that first appeared at the North American International Auto Show earlier this year.
All Kia vehicles that take the stage at SEMA 2016 highlight the imagination of the automaker, allowing them to go further than they ever would with a production model.
Let’s take a closer look at the 2016 Kia SEMA show cars…
Kia Niro Triathlon
The biggest test of the endurance of an athlete may well be the triathlon. Running, biking, and swimming in awful conditions make this race a real test of strength and determination.
All you want to do after the race is relax, and the fully autonomous Niro Triathlon delivers a cabin space that lets you do just that.
It also contains training equipment so that you can get ready for the next race after the batteries have recharged.
The good folks at LGE-CTS Motorsports took the 2017 Niro hybrid and turned it into a CUV that is all about the athletic lifestyle.
School of Rock Kia Sedona
Modern vehicles are all designed to be as safe as possible, but it’s impossible to take human error out of the equation.
That will all change when autonomous vehicles take road, and it will be a huge jump forward for family vehicles.
Imagine being able to load up the kids knowing that they will safely get from Point A to Point B with no chance of an accident every single time.
That is the idea behind the School of Rock Kia Sedona minivan, which was once again done up by LGE-CTS.
Kia Sorento Ski Gondola
Why wait for the ski lift to get you and your adventure seeking ski friends up the mountain when you can get there in the self-driving Sorento Ski Gondola?
Built by LUX Motorwerks, this luxurious SUV is designed to cut through ice and snow like butter, whilst also helping you stay warm and comfortable in a cool environment.
Kia Soul First Class
Designed with the business traveler in mid, the Soul First Class is an upscale vehicle that allows the passengers to work when they need to, and relax in style when they are done.
The Kia Soul First Class features rear facing seats, luxury upgrades, and does not have a steering wheel in the cabin, since it is autonomously driven.
Kia Telluride concept
The Telluride is an SUV that is designed for the future, but which still contains many elements seen today.
It’s a 3-row 7-seater that has a modern design, as well as a ton of technology on boars to keep all the passengers occupied.
While this is a concept vehicle, it is built on an existing platform, which may well be a sign that Kia might be interested in filling the SUV spot above the top-selling Sorento.