Korean car manufacturer KIA also had their share of concept cars at the 2011 Seaoul Motor Show. Their creation has a more discreet appearance displaying simplicity in motion. They have christened their creation as the Naimo from the Korean word “Ne-mo” which means square shape. This concept car doesn’t really go away with its boxy design even though it features smooth fluid like corners.
The design concept was inspired by the Asian Celadon style of pottery showing asymmetrical shapes on its roof and can also be seen on its dot styled LED headlamps. Its contrasting shapes are said to highlight the square shape of the Naimo.
The cabin gets a little bit traditional with the use of Korean oak installed on its door panels and floor. The headlining also continues this kind of styling as they have used Korean “Han-ji” paper and handcrafted for a more personal touch.
The Kia Naimo is an electric car using a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor or PMSM that allows the vehicle to give out 80 kW or equivalent to 109 bhp with 206 lb ft of torque. Power is derived from a 27 kWh lithium ion battery installed at the rear trunk.
This concept car has a range of 200 km in a single charge and can make the Naimo reach a top speed of 150 km\h. A quick charge system is also available that can let this charge in 25 minutes and reach 80 percent capacity of the batteries.