Kia reveals automotive sophistication at 2016 NAIAS January 13th, 2016
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit marked an exciting moment for Kia Motors, with the world debut of the Kia Telluride concept car demonstrating the brand’s capacity for sophisticated advances in design and functionality. Read to find out more about Kia’s latest head turning show car.
Kia Telluride delivers luxurious comfort for passengers
Following the teaser on January 6, the world premiere of the Kia Telluride concept has sparked worldwide interest in its delightful combination of elegance and cutting-edge technology. The Telluride displays emboldened design elements and in-cabin features that take Kia concepts in a fresh new direction.
With the Telluride, Kia focuses on redefining not only the driving experience, but the passenger experience as well. The concept SUV’s rear-hinge doors allow the vehicle to open up completely and exhibit its luxury interior in a glance. The spacious cabin features beautiful leather reclining seats and foldaway footrests that optimize comfort. Each of the passenger seats is embedded with Smart Sensors that that track and display passengers’ vital health information on the interior door panel. In addition, the cabin features a Light Emitted Rejuvenation (LER) system intended for therapeutic treatment of jetlag and low energy levels.
Kia Telluride’s Smart Sensors
Kia Telluride Sunroof and LER System
The cutting-edge technological innovations do not stop there. With additional features such as the Swipe Command media entertainment unit, upgraded seven-speaker audio system and wireless cell phone charging, the Kia Telluride is the epitome of high-class comfort.
Kia Telluride does not lag on performance either. The seven-seater SUV demonstrates prowess and efficiency on the road, equipped with a 400 hp Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) powertrain activated by a finger-print scanning power button and an all-wheel drive (AWD) system.
The Kia Telluride is a one-of-a-kind breakthrough in automotive design and functionality. With a rich ‘Dark Pyrite’ green exterior finish and 3D-printed modern interior details, Kia Motors has created a vehicle that is practical but sophisticated. While the Telluride concept has no tangible plans for production, Kia fans should not be disappointed just yet; the conception of the Telluride hints at Kia’s potential interest in adding a similar premium SUV model to its future vehicle line-up.
Kia Niro continues to tease and fascinate
The first renderings of the Kia Niro in November caused a buzz among fans as the plans for Kia’s one and only Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) were announced. Much to the excitement of fans, the first actual images of the Niro were revealed on the 2016 NAIAS show floor.
Even at first glance, Niro’s sleek and aerodynamic profile exudes power and practicality. The high mounted LED taillights and raised haunches emphasize the car’s spacious and sculptured backside.
However, there is more to the compact HUV than its aesthetic allure. Kia Niro is the first car to feature Kia’s new eco-car platform boasting an all-new downsized gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain that will allow the HUV to achieve low CO2 emissions in the sub-90 g/km range.
The fully realized Kia Niro will be unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show in February.