Kia HabaNiro Concept Unveiled; Previews Next-Gen Niro

Kia HabaNiro

The Kia HabaNiro four-seater concept comes with an all-electric range of more than 300 miles

Korean automaker, Kia has unveiled the HabaNiro concept – a fully-electric, all-wheel drive, four-seat SUV at the 2019 New York Motor Show. This four-seater concept comes with an all-electric range of more than 300 miles, level-five autonomous mode, butterfly wing doors and others. This concept previews the next-generation Kia Niro all-electric model.

The Kia HabaNiro design seems futuristic, featuring protective metallic grey cladding that encompasses the front wheels and extends onto the body sides and the bright “Lava Red” aero panel that defines the C-pillar and extends up and over the roof. There is a single elegant character line that wraps around the front end and runs across the length to meet the rear wheels. Also See – 3 all-new Kia Cars coming to India in the next 18 months

Kia HabaNiro rear

Kia claims that the HabaNiro grille resembles a shark’s snout, complete with a slit-like gap full of gloss black aluminum “teeth” similar to the cooling blades found on high-end electronic equipment. The SUV gets satin aluminum skid plates, aluminum tow hooks, anodized Lava Red aluminum accents and the embossed HabaNiro name. The daytime running lights shows the HabaNiro’s animated energy – “I’m alive.”

The Kia HabaNiro features four butterfly-wing doors. The cabin is wrapped in Lava Red scheme, which complemented well with the exterior. It features boucle fabric-trimmed front seats, a full-width front windshield heads-up display system, a large touchpad display with Sensory Light Feedback and Technical Option Sharing System (allows users to swipe and move vehicle options across the HUD screen as though moving chess pieces”. Also See – Kia SP Signature Edition previews near production SP2i SUV

The HabaNiro features a slim Perimeter Ventilation System that blows a curtain of air throughout the cabin. When Kia HabaNiro’s part-time level-five autonomous driving system is engaged the steering wheel and instrument panel retract forward to provide more room for the front occupants. Media or other entertainment, such as a movie for a long highway haul, can be displayed on the full-width HUD video system.

The HabaNiro features Kia’s new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving System that can optimize and personalize a vehicle cabin space by analyzing a driver’s emotional state in real-time through AI based bio-signal recognition technology. R.E.A.D. also enables the HabaNiro’s Eye Tracking System (ETS) with 180° rearview video display.

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