Kia Naimo Electric Car Debuts at Seoul Motor Show, Points Way to Production Model

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • T.C Phiri T.C Phiri on Apr 11, 2011

    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!!!