Kia Naimo

Kia concept vehicle
Motor vehicle
Kia Naimo
2011 Kia Naimo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (front)
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact SUV (B)
Body style5-door hatchback
Electric motor107 hp electric motor
BatteryTwin-pack 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
Wheelbase2,647 mm (104.2 in)
Length3,890 mm (153 in)
Width1,844 mm (72.6 in)
Height1,589 mm (62.6 in)

The Kia Naimo is an electric subcompact crossover SUV concept revealed by South Korean automobile manufacturer Kia at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show.


Celadon pottery is the inspiration for the design and paint color of the Kia Naimo.

The Kia Naimo concept was first revealed at the Seoul Motor Show on March 31, 2011, in Seoul, South Korea. It is a 5-door all-electric subcompact crossover SUV.[1] Its name 'Naimo' is derived from ne-mo meaning "square shaped" in Korean, referring to its overall design. The concept's design is inspired by Asian celadon pottery, which are also glazed in the same celadon color used on the car.[2][3]


Technical specs

The battery used in the Kia Naimo is a twin-pack 27 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery located under the boot floor, powered by a 107 hp electric motor. A quick charge system can fill the batter up to 80% in 25 minutes.[4] The car has a top speed of 93 mph and a range of 124 mi (200 km).[5]

2011 Kia Naimo concept at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


Among its celadon-inspired design on the exterior, the Naimo concept features an asymmetrical sunroof, dot-style LED headlights, an illuminated Kia logo on the rear, suicide doors, and other square-shaped accents.[4]

The car lacks traditional side-view mirrors and windshield wipers, and instead has cameras and air-drying jettisons replacing them respectively.[1]


The interior of the Naimo has four seats, which are colored yellow and white, and door panels with wood accents to continued the handcrafted theme present on the exterior.[4] Each row features central touchscreen control panels.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Gluckman, David (31 March 2011). "Kia Naimo Concept Unveiled in Seoul, Inspires Singing in Ann Arbor". Car and Driver. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  2. ^ Matras, John (31 March 2011). "Kia Naimo battery-electric vehicle concept debuts at Seoul Motor Show". Torque News. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Kia Naimo Concept melds classic Korean art with advanced EV tech". Kelly Blue Book. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  4. ^ a b c Vijayenthiran, Viknesh (31 March 2011). "Kia Naimo Electric Car Concept: 2011 Seoul Motor Show". Motor Authority. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  5. ^ Jewett, Dale (30 March 2011). "Kia Naimo concept at the Seoul auto show explores an electric-powered city car". Autoweek. Retrieved 21 September 2021.