Kia Unveils New Electric Concept Naimo

Kia Motors unveiled their new all-electric concept vehicle called Naimo at this year’s Seoul Motor Show in South Korea. The car is named after the Korean word pronounced ‘neh-mo’ which means “square shape.”

A four passenger, zero-emissions car, the Naimo is one of three electric vehicles Kia has released in a year’s time. Featuring LEDs, a sunroof, Korean oak interior panelling, and “Han-ji” paper for the head-linning, the Naimo incorporates a few extras into the practical B-segment vehicle, which measures almost 13 feet long, nearly 9 feet wide at the wheelbase, and just over 5 feet tall.

image via Kia Motors

Equipped with a 80 kilowatt electric motor, and powered by a twin-pack, 27 kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery, the vehicle has a top speed of 93 miles per hour, and can travel up to 124 miles on a full charge. Kia claims the battery pack can reach an 80% charge in just 25 minutes if using the quick cycle feature, but notes that full charge time under typical settings is over five hours.

Last year, we reported on the company’s sport-utility electric concept called the Venga, and again on the super-small, futurist Pop Electric. The Naimo seems to fall somewhere between those two vehicles to be primarily used as an urban passenger vehicle.

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Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

    • http://www.rayskillmanautomall.com/page/custom/en/kia-indianapolis/ Simon Schempp

      The car has a nice color, and the LEDs look pretty good on it. It being electric-powered is very nice; very, very, very nice. Nowadays, with the rising prices of oil, it’s important that alternative energy sources are considered to make things much easier. And electric cars would be a very good idea, indeed. Very interesting concept for a car by Kia Motors.