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Kia Niro EV shoots for 200-plus-mile range

Kia Niro EV shoots for 200-plus-mile range

By 2025, Kia wants to introduce 16 electrified vehicles, including hybrids, plug-ins, and all-electric vehicles.

The Kia Niro EV will be available later this year and boasts range comparable to the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3.

Like much of the Korean carmaker's current line-up, the new EV features stand-out styling - while not opting for the sci-fi look that many competitors have adopted for their own battery-based models. "Due to launch in 2020, this FCEV will spearhead Kia's efforts to realize a zero-emission future for mobility", said Woong-chul Yang, vice chairman and head of Kia R&D Centre. These exhibits also have what Kia calls the world's first in-vehicle 5G connection and facial recognition tech that will disable many features of a auto if it doesn't recognize a driver.

Now dubbed a "concept", the auto showcases the brand's new electric vehicle technology and spearheads a charge by the Korean manufacturer to bring a whole range of electrified cars to the roads.

The bigger news is that the Niro EV concept is powered by a next-generation electric vehicle powertrain that pairs a 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack with a 150 kW electric motor.

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As part of this strategy, Kia is exhibiting the Niro EV Concept at this week's CES event. But don't expect the electronic display panels found on the CES concept which would allow the Niro show vehicle to communicate with pedestrians and other drivers.

Beyond the 5G conversation, Kia plans to have every single one of its vehicles be a connected auto by 2030. There are cameras and speakers mounted on the front of the auto. For example, the Niro EV Concept is equipped with the new Active Pedestrian Warning System (APWS) which combines front view cameras, object recognition technology and front speakers to alert pedestrians or cyclists crossing in front of the auto. The interactive display panel which replaced the grille, meanwhile, can be used to flash up messages.

Next up, connected auto technologies will be a staple in every vehicle segment, with the goal to make every single model a connected auto by 2030.

Kia has unveiled an electric Niro SUV, and promises it'll have a range of 238 miles when it arrives early in 2019.

Last but not least, Kia is bringing its WiBLE car-sharing service to new destinations this year.

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