Kia to reveal

advanced electric

car

Kia Niro EV concept, 2018, front
Kia Niro EV concept, 2018, side
Kia Niro EV concept, 2018, rear
Kia Niro EV concept, 2018, nose
Kia Niro EV concept, 2018, tail
Hyundai Ioniq, autonomous self drive prototype

KOREAN car maker Kia has released a series of teaser images of a new electric vehicle which will be revealed in concept guise featuring advanced self-driving technology.

The new model, based on the Niro crossover SUV, will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Kia is keeping details about the new car under wraps until its debut on Monday but says that the concept will feature never-before-seen driver aids.

The battery powered car will also have a ‘motion graphic' lighting system and the world's first in-car 5G connectivity system.

The Niro, launched in 2016, is already available as both a petrol/electric hybrid model and a plug-in hybrid and is likely to use the same electric powertrain as its sister model, the Hyundai Ioniq.

Both Kia and Hyundai will be displaying advanced vehicle technology at the Las Vegas show including plans for autonomous cars and the next generation of Hyundai's hydrogen fuel cell models.

Hyundai has also announced it is teaming up with American technology company Aurora to develop self-driving cars and for them to be on sale by 2021.

The car maker has been carrying out autonomous vehicle trials in the United States since 2015 using a modified Ioniq as a test bed.

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