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Meet the Kia Soul EV and Niro concept

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Kia revealed three cars at the Chicago Auto on Thursday, one concept and two that are for production. The Niro hybrid is future take on a city while the Soul EV and new Optima will be out later this

The Soul EV is the company’s main at the show, judging by our seven of press releases on it. It is Kia’s all-electric, zero-emissions car sold in the The Soul EV will go on sale in the quarter of 2014 in California, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

Kia it will offer the vehicle in markets as infrastructure and demand

The front-wheel-drive Soul uses an electric motor producing 109 hp and 210 of torque, which uses magnets the company claims whine at speed. Acceleration to 60 mph take less than 12 while top speed is limited to 90

Underneath the floor, lowering the of gravity, is a 27-kWh air-cooled good for 80-100 miles on a The Soul EV uses Kia’s regenerative braking system to up to 12 percent of the car’s kinetic Four selectable modes how much energy is recovered.

The comes with two charging one for level 1 and level 2 chargers, and one for DC charging. Recharging times from 24 hours on a fully battery with a level 1 down to about 33 minutes for an 80 charge on the high-voltage wire.

The Soul loses a bit of space due to the Rear seat legroom is 3.1 inches, while cargo decreases by 5.1 cubic feet.

The unique wheels, two-tone job and closed front grille distinguish it from the gasoline-powered Projector headlights and LED taillights sit at the while Eco Electric badges the rest of the world.

Inside, the EV uses eco-friendly materials in 23 parts, and won an award for the 10.9 of bio-based organic content in its It also uses antibacterial on the gear shift, audio and controls, instrument panel and console to keep the germs at

Standard features include rear camera, Bluetooth, windows, power driver’s a 6.6-kW on-board charger and an HVAC system designed to driving range by minimizing draw.

Pricing will be closer to launch.

Sticking the green car theme, Kia also off the 2014 Optima Hybrid The Optima uses an electric combined with a gasoline-powered engine to make 199 hp and 235 lb-ft of The LX trim returns 38 mpg combined, and the EX 37 mpg combined.

The 2014 Optima gets two sets of new aerodynamic rim one for the LX and one for the EX. It also gets additional in the bumper that increase and reduce drag. A new grille, LEDs and hybrid fender finish the look.

Kia revealed the Niro concept at the Auto Show.

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Finally, the concept is what Kia thinks its city car could look We first saw the chunky hatch in at the Frankfurt motor show .

Kia the Niro comes from the ambition to seek new automotive for the discerning and individualistic. We think were just trying new.


Ten years ago people understated style in the SUV market, but as more people migrate to the they are looking for strong and individuality, said Gregory chief designer at Kia Design Europe. It may have the looks of a contender, but Niro has a strong feel.

We’re not sure if premium includes butterfly doors, but the has them, and they’re activated by door handles. The door also have built-in which has been a theme of recent concepts. In the back, the gets a set of lights that the cabin, while another set rearward for maximum visibility.

The measures 164.8 inches 72.8 inches wide and inches tall. That it a few inches longer, wider and than the five-door Rio.

to Kia, the concept comes a variant of the company’s 1.6-liter motor, delivering 160 hp. The engine and dual-clutch transmission send to the front wheels, while a hybrid system can send 45 ponies to the back.

The Niro concept wears a set of wheels on aggressively styled tires.

We’ll have from the Chicago Auto all day today, so stay tuned.

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