At the New York auto show, Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the concept of HabaNiro —a fully-electric, all-wheel drive, a four-seat model that can offer an all-electric range of more than 482 km. The new HabaNiro concept also features a level-give autonomous mode and butterfly wing doors. According to the Kia Motors America (Kma), " the concept is essentially an all-electric Everything Car or ECEV—commuter, crossover, sport utility, state-of-the-art technology workroom and adventure vehicle ".
"We wanted this concept to be comfortable navigating city streets, carving turns on a coastal road and off-roading with confidence to remote wilderness adventures. We imagined a car for everyone and nearly everything. Then, when we saw the finished product, we were blown away by the imagination of the HabaNiro's creators and its laboratory of technology and we want it in our driveways. Today,” while talking about the new Kia HabaNiro concept, Tom Kearns, vice president of design for Kia Design Center America, said.
The SUV/crossover concept also comes with protective metallic grey cladding, sleek LED lighting in the shape of the square root sign, Sporty multi-spoke alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and sleek C-shaped taillamps mounted behind the C-pillar. HabaNiro features Kia’s new Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (R.E.A.D.) The system introduced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show. It can optimize and personalize a vehicle cabin space by analyzing a driver’s emotional state in real-time through artificial intelligence-based bio-signal recognition technology. It also enables the HabaNiro’s Eye Tracking System (ETS) with 180° rearview video display. The system uses AI-based emotional intelligence to monitor.