Published on March 31st,2011 at 5:51 PM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Kia unveils its new Naimo Electric Concept at Seoul Motor Show today!

Kia unveils its new Naimo Electric Concept at Seoul Motor Show today!

Kia just released this morning at Seout Motor Show its new Electric Concept the Maimo. The Kia Naimo electric concept car combines Korean heritage with innovative modern features. Taking its name from the Korean word “Ne-mo”, (pronounced ‘Neh-mo’, meaning ‘square shape’), the Naimo electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) was conceived by Kia’s international design team in Seoul, and is characterized principally by its simple lines and solid, muscular stance.

The Kia Naimo is powered by an electric motor with twin 27kWh LiPoly batteries offering a range of about 200km per charge. The batteries can be recharged up to 80 percent capacity using a fast recharge outlet in around 25 minutes, or in four or five hours for a 100 percent recharge using a standard 3.3kW outlet.

Taking its name from the Korean word “Ne-mo”, (pronounced ‘Neh-mo’, meaning ‘square shape’), the Naimo electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) was conceived by Kia’s international design team in Seoul, and is characterized principally by its simple lines and solid, muscular stance.

The uncomplicated overall design is accentuated by a number of striking key details, such as the wraparound windscreen and asymmetric sunroof design, and the front and rear dot-style LED head- and positioning-lamps. This juxtaposition of simple and complex is a common trait of many traditional Korean arts and crafts. Asian Celadon-style pottery, in particular, was a major influence on the car’s styling – with the pottery’s asymmetric form lending itself to the sunroof design, and the typical jade coloring giving Naimo its unique exterior finish.

Naimo’s interior was designed to evoke a strong sense of tranquility and features hand-crafted materials throughout. Korean oak is used to trim the interior door panels and the entire interior floor, Korean “Han-ji” paper is used for the head lining. Alongside these traditional elements sit modern features such as a TOLED (transparent organic light emitting diode) storming display instrument panel and full device connectivity.

Power comes from a PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor) electric motor with a maximum output of 80 kW (109 ps) and maximum torque of 280 Nm, enabling Naimo to reach a top speed of 150 kph (93 mph).

A twin-pack 27 kWh battery is located under the trunk floor and uses innovative LiPoly (Lithium Ion Polymer) technology that offers numerous advantages over other battery types. Equipped with this battery, Naimo provides a driving range of 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge. To enhance range, the showcar is fitted with special low-drag 20-inch diameter alloy wheels.

Under the quick recharging cycle (50 kW) the Naimo’s battery can be recharged to 80 percent of its capacity within 25 minutes.

Click the link below to download the full press release and high resolution images of the Kia Naimo.

Via Kia-Buzz
              
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Comments
 

  • Professore

    Yes, this would be a wonderful car, I hope that if it ever reaches production it will look just like this !
    Regarding the name though, in the word “Naimo” the “NAI” part would sound like “n-eye” or that is it
    would rhyme with “high”. I am judging by standard English, which of course started in Europe around
    2000 years ago – not the American version which often sounds rather weird to Europeans, and please
    do not forget that Erope is at least 150% bigger than the USA !
    So if Kia want the name to sound the same as in Korean perhaps the it chould be written “NAYMO” ?

 

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