Home / Auto News / News article: Kia Naimo Electric Car Debuts at Seoul Motor Show, Points Way to Production Model - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Mar 30 2011, 9:04 PM

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Kia has just revealed its third in a string of electric car concepts, debuting the Naimo at the Seoul Motor Show. Unlike past mini cars, this sub-compact B-Class model is a crossover and may be the most realistic example yet of Kia’s plan to bring an EV to market in the near future.

At 153-inches long, it’s approximately 4-inches larger than a Toyota Yaris and is powered by an electric motor and lithium-polymer battery pack that makes 109-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque with a total range of 124 miles.

Perhaps most impressive is the claim that the Naimo’s battery pack can be recharged up to 80 percent in just 25 minutes using a special charger. Using a standard outlet it takes 5.5 hours.

With this latest EV, look for Kia to soon announce a test fleet of cars as it prepares to bring one of its three EV models to market.

GALLERY: Kia Naimo EV Crossover Concept

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  • Redrat

    Trying to find help in removing the shift handle on my 5.7 L
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  • T.C Phiri

    I have not find my dream car, but Naimo2 as filled that space and as from today Im looking forward to buy it. I love it!!!