The Kia Naimo concept made its world debut at the 2011
Seoul Motor Show. The Naimo is an all-electric compact
utility vehicle with seating for four.
The concept takes its name from the Korean word "Ne-mo"
- pronounced 'Neh-mo', meaning 'square shape'. The concept
somewhat lives up to its name, although there are plenty
of curves throughout the design.
The Naimo was developed by Kia's international design
team in Seoul, and is characterized mainly by its simple
lines and sturdy stance.
In order to keep the exterior design as simple and clutter
free as possible, the designers have equipped the Naimo
with high-pressure air jets instead of conventional windscreen
wipers. In addition the side mirrors have been replaced
with tiny cameras embedded in the A-pillar.
The Kia Naimo has no fixed B-pillars and rear-hinged rear
doors to facilitate easy access to the cabin. A three-way
split opening boot-lid, allows versatile access to the
Power for the Kia Naimo concept comes from an all-electric
drivetrain which consists of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous
Motor putting out 109 hp (80 kW) and maximum torque of
280 Nm. The electricity is stored in a twin-pack 27 kWh
Lithium Ion Polymer battery housed under the rear floor
With this setup the Naimo can reach 93 mph (150km/h).
The range is up to 124 miles (200km).
Under the quick recharging cycle (50 kW) the Naimo's battery
can be recharged to 80 percent of its capacity within
25 minutes. Under the normal cycle (3.3 kW), 100 percent
power is attained after five and a half hours.
The Naimo will be used by Kia for extensive testing which
will contribute to their future zero-emission production
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