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Kia Telluride Full-Size SUV Concept Reportedly Heading To Production 16
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Kia, Kia Concepts, PHEV, Reports, SUV on 01 16th, 2018


Kia’s new Forte might have just made its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, but the Korean automaker is also working on another, totally different, project as well.

This project is the production version of the Telluride Concept that debuted a couple of years ago in Motor City, as confirmed to GoAuto on the sidelines of the Detroit Show by the brand’s President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, who simply said: “yeah, we are working on that car, actually”, when asked about it.

The Telluride (production name unconfirmed) will sit at the top of the firm’s SUV range, above the Sorento, and it will be offered in North America and other markets, according to Kia Europe’s Chief Designer, Gregory Guillaume.

“I could imagine that there are other markets that would be interested in taking it… apart from America, so there could be other markets that are interested. For example, the one we used to have before the Mohave, it was pretty popular in Russia and those countries.”

However, “Europe doesn’t make much sense”, Guillaume said, adding that “it is a more difficult segment for us. We are pretty good with Sorento with large SUV in Europe”, and right-hand drive markets such as Australia are currently under the question mark. It also remains unknown when it will be launched or where it will be manufactured.

The concept displayed by Kia in 2016 was underpinned by the same architecture as the Sorento, but it had a larger footprint, a boxy exterior design and a minimalistic cabin. It also had a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combined a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine and an electric motor for a total of 400 horsepower, which might be one of the options available for the production version.

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Kia Telluride Full-Size SUV Concept Reportedly Heading To Production 16
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, Kia, Kia Concepts, PHEV, Reports, SUV on 01 16th, 2018


Kia’s new Forte might have just made its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, but the Korean automaker is also working on another, totally different, project as well.

This project is the production version of the Telluride Concept that debuted a couple of years ago in Motor City, as confirmed to GoAuto on the sidelines of the Detroit Show by the brand’s President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, who simply said: “yeah, we are working on that car, actually”, when asked about it.

The Telluride (production name unconfirmed) will sit at the top of the firm’s SUV range, above the Sorento, and it will be offered in North America and other markets, according to Kia Europe’s Chief Designer, Gregory Guillaume.

“I could imagine that there are other markets that would be interested in taking it… apart from America, so there could be other markets that are interested. For example, the one we used to have before the Mohave, it was pretty popular in Russia and those countries.”

However, “Europe doesn’t make much sense”, Guillaume said, adding that “it is a more difficult segment for us. We are pretty good with Sorento with large SUV in Europe”, and right-hand drive markets such as Australia are currently under the question mark. It also remains unknown when it will be launched or where it will be manufactured.

The concept displayed by Kia in 2016 was underpinned by the same architecture as the Sorento, but it had a larger footprint, a boxy exterior design and a minimalistic cabin. It also had a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combined a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine and an electric motor for a total of 400 horsepower, which might be one of the options available for the production version.

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Kia Niro EV Concept Plugs Into CES 9
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in CES, concepts, Electric Vehicles, HMI, Kia, Kia Concepts, Kia Niro on 01 9th, 2018


The Consumer Electronics Show continues as Kia has unveiled the new Niro EV concept.

Designed to represent the company’s next step in its “ongoing journey to electrification,” the Niro EV concept was created by the company’s design studio in South Korea and it features a more stylish appearance than the production model.

The styling changes are pretty noticeable and one of the biggest modifications is the elimination of the grille which is no longer required for engine cooling. It has been replaced by an interactive display panel which can show various messages such as “Hello, CES.” Designers also installed new headlights, a sportier front bumper, and a redesigned rear end with “clean and sharp trailing edges allowing air to flow more easily off the back of the car.”

The unique styling carries over to the cabin as the interior has a “pure, minimalist, and digital appearance.” Drivers sit behind a unique steering wheel which has been equipped with sensors that allow people to making swiping gestures along a perforated leather area at the base of the wheel. Kia says the sensor allows drivers to switch between music tracks, turn up the volume, and adjust the climate control system.

Elsewhere, the concept has a digital instrument cluster, an infotainment system, and a unique shifter. Another notable feature is the concept’s Human Machine Interface (HMI) which allows drivers to “log-in” using facial and voice recognition technology. When the system recognizes a driver, it will automatically adjust the vehicle’s settings to their presets.

On the performance front, the crossover is powered by an electric powertrain that consists of a 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery and a 201 hp (150 kW) electric motor. Kia says this will enable the Niro to have a range of approximately 238 miles (383 km).

Kia is already working on a production variant and the automaker revealed plans to offer a total of 16 electrified vehicles by 2025. Kia Vice Chairman and R&D Center boss Dr. Woong-chul Yang said this figure includes “five new hybrids and plug-in hybrids, five new battery EVs, and an all-new mass market FCEV” which will be launched in 2020.

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Kia Niro EV Concept Plugs Into CES 9
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in CES, concepts, Electric Vehicles, HMI, Kia, Kia Concepts, Kia Niro on 01 9th, 2018


The Consumer Electronics Show continues as Kia has unveiled the new Niro EV concept.

Designed to represent the company’s next step in its “ongoing journey to electrification,” the Niro EV concept was created by the company’s design studio in South Korea and it features a more stylish appearance than the production model.

The styling changes are pretty noticeable and one of the biggest modifications is the elimination of the grille which is no longer required for engine cooling. It has been replaced by an interactive display panel which can show various messages such as “Hello, CES.” Designers also installed new headlights, a sportier front bumper, and a redesigned rear end with “clean and sharp trailing edges allowing air to flow more easily off the back of the car.”

The unique styling carries over to the cabin as the interior has a “pure, minimalist, and digital appearance.” Drivers sit behind a unique steering wheel which has been equipped with sensors that allow people to making swiping gestures along a perforated leather area at the base of the wheel. Kia says the sensor allows drivers to switch between music tracks, turn up the volume, and adjust the climate control system.

Elsewhere, the concept has a digital instrument cluster, an infotainment system, and a unique shifter. Another notable feature is the concept’s Human Machine Interface (HMI) which allows drivers to “log-in” using facial and voice recognition technology. When the system recognizes a driver, it will automatically adjust the vehicle’s settings to their presets.

On the performance front, the crossover is powered by an electric powertrain that consists of a 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery and a 201 hp (150 kW) electric motor. Kia says this will enable the Niro to have a range of approximately 238 miles (383 km).

Kia is already working on a production variant and the automaker revealed plans to offer a total of 16 electrified vehicles by 2025. Kia Vice Chairman and R&D Center boss Dr. Woong-chul Yang said this figure includes “five new hybrids and plug-in hybrids, five new battery EVs, and an all-new mass market FCEV” which will be launched in 2020.

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Kia Niro EV Coming To CES 2018 In Concept Form 4
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in CES, concepts, Electric Vehicles, HMI, Kia, Kia Concepts, Kia Niro on 01 4th, 2018


Kia is previewing the Niro EV with a new concept car that will make its world debut in Las Vegas, on January 8, during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

The automaker wasn’t keen on releasing any details about it so far, except that it has “a highly efficient battery-electric powertrain“, “features a never-seen-before human-machine interface (HMI)”, and has “an advanced new ‘motion graphic’ lighting system”.

However, from previous scoops and reports, we know that it will likely make use of the same zero-emission powertrain that’s found on the Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

In the latter, the electric motor is good for 118hp (120PS) and 218lb-ft (296Nm) of torque, and it’s backed up by a 28kWh battery that allows it to cover a range of 124 miles (199km), as per EPA.

On the visual front, the new Kia Niro EV features a slightly updated front end, with a revised grille that incorporates the charging port, repositioned fog lamps, and probably a tweaked bumper. Other noticeable features include a set of Y-shaped LED lights on both ends, along with the illuminated ‘Niro EV‘ lettering incorporated into the rear bumper, which is also new.

The production version of the car is expected to debut later this year.

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Two Stinger GT And Cadenza Concepts Headline KIA’s 2017 SEMA Movement 31
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Galleries, Kia, Kia Cadenza, Kia Concepts, Kia Stinger, SEMA show, tuning on 10 31st, 2017


Kia's all-new Stinger GT will be heavily featured at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas, with two customized versions fighting for your attention, alongside a blacked-out Cadenza.
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Kia Sinaan Is An Out Of This World And Possibly, Century Too, Design Study 28
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Kia, Kia Concepts, Renderings on 10 28th, 2017


In recent years, both professional as well as amateur car designers have become pretty good at drawing up vehicles for 20 or even 30 years into the future.
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A Widebody Kia Stinger GT Is Coming To SEMA 19
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Kia, Kia Concepts, Kia Stinger, new cars, SEMA show, tuning on 10 19th, 2017


Kia, together with West Coast Customs are presenting a one-off high performance Stinger during this year's SEMA Show.
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New Kia Proceed Concept Is Sensitive To Changing Light Conditions 12
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Autonomous, concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Kia, Kia Concepts on 09 12th, 2017


That doesn’t mean that it needs glasses, or a special treatment, because the Kia Proceed Concept, which is displayed in Frankfurt, features a very complicated paintwork.
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New Kia Proceed Concept Is A Sexy Shooting Brake That Previews The Next Pro_Cee’d 7
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Kia, Kia Concepts, Kia Picanto, Kia Sorento, Kia Stonic, new cars on 09 7th, 2017


It seems that Kia is looking to part ways with the classic look of the first two generations Pro_Cee'd, as the third one will be wrapped under an entirely new design.
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Kia’s New Shooting Brake Concept Car Previews Next-Gen Cee’d 30
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Kia, Kia Ceed, Kia Concepts, Kia Pro-cee'd on 08 30th, 2017


Kia's designers have worked around the clock to make sure that the new concept car will be ready for its 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show premiere.
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Kia’s New Shooting Brake Concept Car Previews Next-Gen Cee’d 30
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Kia, Kia Ceed, Kia Concepts, Kia Pro-cee'd on 08 30th, 2017


Kia's designers have worked around the clock to make sure that the new concept car will be ready for its 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show premiere.
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Kia Drops By SEMA With Four New Customized Studies 1
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, concepts, Kia, Kia Concepts, Kia Niro, Kia Sedona, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, SEMA show on 11 1st, 2016


According to Kia, the car of the future will not only be capable of driving itself, but will also be tailor-built to our lifestyles.
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Kia Soul First Class Coming To SEMA To Preview The Future 25
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Kia, Kia Concepts, Kia Soul, SEMA show on 10 25th, 2016


Kia Motors America is putting the final touches on a tailor-built Soul Concept, which will be displayed at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
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Kia Stinger RWD Sports Saloon Coming Next Year? 12
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Australia, Kia, Kia Concepts, Reports on 06 12th, 2016


Fresh data emerges on the production version of the Kia GT, which could go on sale under the Stinger moniker.
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