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Kia is going to reveal a new, all-electric concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas - and while the company is being tight-lipped about what it is called in the press release, it would appear one of the teaser images gives the game away: it's the Niro EV.
The concept is said by the manufacturer to feature a 'never-seen-before human-machine interface (HMI)' and advanced new 'motion graphic' lighting, both previewing the technology coming to market in the next few years. However, it's the 'Niro EV' lights on the back we're most drawn to, which suggests this is a fully electric version of the existing Niro hybrid crossover that's already on sale.
Alongside the battery-electric vehicle, Kia will reveal some new in-car features and innovations at CES 2018, with its interactive 'Beyond Autonomous Driving' exhibits showing the brand's plans for vehicle autonomy and mobility in years to come. Among these cockpit-like exhibits will be advanced HMI systems, advanced driver assist technologies and the world's first in-car 5G connection.
"Virtual reality, self-driving cars, and full vehicle connectivity were all once considered technologies of the distant future," said Dr Woong-cheol Yang, vice-chairman and head of Hyundai-Kia R&D Centre. "As they rapidly become a reality, Kia is exploring how to adapt these new technologies for its customers. At CES we will share our strategy and vision for future mobility, and exhibit a range of advanced technologies that our customers can look forward to."