Kia Motors America has unveiled its vision of the future of electric vehicles… and it’s named after a hot variety of chili pepper. The HabaNiro concept is a fully-electric, four-seat car with an All Electric Range (AER) of more than 300 miles plus level-five autonomous mode.
The car has gone on display at the New York International Auto Show.
“We wanted this concept to be comfortable navigating city streets, carving turns on a coastal road and off-roading with confidence to remote wilderness adventures,” says Tom Kearns, vice president of design for Kia Design Center America.
He adds: “We imagined a car for everyone and nearly everything. Then, when we saw the finished product, we were blown away by the imagination of the HabaNiro’s creators and its laboratory of technology and we want it in our driveways. Today.”
“We couldn’t be more proud of our design center,” says Michael Cole, KMA chief operating officer and executive vice president. “The HabaNiro is a genius work of skill and imagination. Not only does its beautiful design incorporate the needs of future mobility, but its engineering and technology anticipate the way people will want to move in the near future.”
HabaNiro also features Kia’s new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (R.E.A.D.) System which can optimize and personalize a vehicle cabin space by analyzing a driver’s emotional state in real-time through artificial intelligence-based bio-signal recognition technology.
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