Kia Niro EV Concept makes its debut at 2018 CES

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The Kia Niro EV Concept is just that: a not-quite-production version of what an all-electric version of the Niro Hybrid would look like. Plus its new "ACE" strategy will also make its cars more Autonomous, Connected and Eco/Electric. That fuel-cell auto is due to come out in 2020. Instead, Kia says the Niro EV concept has a range of 238 miles. Speaking of which, an all-new, hydrogen-powered vehicle will appear in 2020, says Kia.

At the now on-going Consumer Electronic Show, Kia introduced the Niro EV Concept. Like the absence of a front cooling grille, here replaced by an interactive display panel and "ultra-slim lamp technology".

The Niro also debuts a new pedestrian warning system to counteract its silent propulsion that utilises cameras, object recognition and speakers to sound a warning the individual of the car's presence.

The vehicle features a next-generation electric powertrain under the hood, including a 150 kW (201 hp) electric motor and a 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack.

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Last a year ago, Kia Motors posted global sales of 2,746,188 units, decreasing 7.8 per cent from 2016.

Kia has also used CES to deliver their latest mobility strategy - nicknamed ACE - which includes a full model range of connected cars by the year 2030, with more than 16 electrified vehicles already out and about by 2025 - and that includes hybrid, EV, or FCEV power. It is, we're assured, built using new production technology earmarked for "near-future EVs" from the South Korean giant.

Kia says the goal is "an innate sense of space and calm" inside the auto, which is enhanced by "soft shades of silver, grey, and bronze" on every piece of the interior. The idea behind this is to let users at the front and back listen to different music if they like without disturbing each other or without having to use headphones. As a matter of fact, a virtual reality simulator is now at Kia's booth at CES, giving participants the opportunity to live the "connected car" experience, which allows cars to communicate with each for improved safety, all in real time. These "Smart City" autonomous vehicles will commence testing later in 2021.

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