Kia has announced that it will introduce a new electric concept car (Kia Niro EV concept) at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The announcement does not explicitly say what the vehicle is, but it’s okay, as the above images reveal the “secret” identity of the car. At the back of the car are bright bright letters spelling out the name “Niro EV”.
Kia Niro EV concept
Even without seeing the name, the pictures clearly show that it is a Niro of some kind. The profile adapts to hybrid production cars and plug-in hybrids, especially the vertical and wide rear hatch. He also has Niro’s separate hood with twin folds above the headlights.
There are a number of style changes, however, mainly up front. The headlights seem to be further back and have LED strings for style. The taillights reflect this design, and they add a central part between the main elements to make the lights full width. Additional three-spoke fog lights are also added at the front and rear.
The grille at the front is no longer a grille, but rather with a lot of small lights. This may have something to do with the motion graphics lighting technology that Kia will show on the car, as it looks like the pattern and intensity may change. The shape of this fake grille panel also looks wider and thinner than that of the Niro production.
On the subject of Niros production, we would not be surprised if this complete EV Niro arrives on the market. The Niro is based on the Hyundai Ioniq, which offers itself hybrid variants, plug-in hybrids and all-electric.
And since the Niro is already available in hybrid and plug-in, a complete EV would complement the model. It would not be without work, since the electric version of the Ioniq has a torsion bar suspension rather than the multi-link configuration of the Ioniqs and Niros hybrids to fit the larger battery, but it’s far from to be impossible. Stay tuned for more information on the concept and all the news on a production version.
source : https://www.autoblog.com/2018/01/04/kia-niro-ev-concept-ces