Kia Brings 4 Futuristic Autonomous Driving Concept Cars to 2016 SEMA. Kia really makes an impact in 2016 SEMA with five amazing concept cars they bring to the show. The first concept is full-size hybrid SUV, Telluride, which has been unveiled in American International Auto Show earlier this year.
Meanwhile, the other 4 cars feature full autonomous driving feature and give us a glimpse of how cars in the future will look like. Other manufacturers also have explored autonomous driving features. But these four are special since they are tailor made to fit various lifestyles. Whether you are a professional athlete, aspiring musicians or busy businessman, these cars can take you anywhere in style and comfort.
KIA Niro Triathlon Specifications
So, the first concept is named Niro Triathlon, and it is built for professional triathlon athletes or simply enthusiasts who want to challenge themselves with a demanding physical activity. The design is inspired by 2017 Niro Hybrid and it is custom built by LGC-CTS Motor. Opposite to the original Niro, the roof in Niro Triathlon is removed from its D-pillar. As a result, a small bed that can be used as bike rack is available in the rear.
To make bike riding more convenient and safer, Niro Triathlon features ONEU safety laser and tablet computer mounted on the back. The safety laser will illuminate the road with laser LED light so you can easily follow the track even in the dark.
Meanwhile, the tablet computer will display your speed, distance and time. You can ride your bike with ease and let the self-driving car lead the way. Feeling tired? Take the tablet inside and install it inside, sit comfortably on the fully reclining chair and you can recharge your energy while watching your favorite shows from the tablet computer.
KIA School of Rock Sedona Specs, Price
This time, Kia partnered up with School of Rock to change Kia Sedona into a van gig. This car is specially designed for musicians because it is literally a recording studio on wheels. The B-pillar on the driver side, steering assembly and the gear selector are removed. Consequently, room is available to place digital mixing board and dual flat screen monitor.
To make recording session more fun, Sedona School of Rock is equipped with the front-mounted rear speaker and a microphone that is hanging from the ceiling. In addition, an acoustic foam panel is added inside the cabin.
As a result, noise from outside will not enter the cabin. To help you get into the atmosphere, this car even has a recording light that will illuminate the roof when a song is played.
Up on the roof, a storage space is available to bring the instruments to the gig venue safely. Furthermore, the concept also comes with 20” Vossen VFS 6 wheels with Toyo Proxes 255/4B R-20 tires.
KIA Sorento Ski Gondola Specs, Price
Lux Motorwerks build this concept, and it is the car that ski athletes and enthusiasts will love. This car is specially designed to take the skiers to their desired skiing location. Therefore, instead of the ordinary wheels, Sorento Ski Gondola is equipped with Dominator Rubber Track which is especially relevant to help bring the passengers to the skiing location without any challenges from the snow and slippery slopes.
Since skiing needs many types of equipment, you will need a space to put all of them. Thankfully, a metal roof rack is installed to place your skiing supplies.
Furthermore, just like Sedona School of Rock, the B-pillar in this car is also removed to provide even more cargo storage. The interior is covered with black and orange leather to give some different element to the silver exterior.
After years of skiing, cleaning your boots before entering the car becomes a normal habit of yours. With Sorento Ski Gondola, you don’t have to worry if you bring some snows inside because it comes with waterproof Line-X floor mat.
Furthermore, no matter whether it is night or day, you can go to the ski area anytime you want, thanks to the LED light bar that is specially installed to increase visibility.
KIA Soul First Class
The fourth concept car is Soul First Class. Same with Sorento Ski Gondola, Lux Motorwerks also build this one. But this time, it is a car that suits busy businessmen’s lifestyle. Being dubbed as the intercity chariot for the business traveler, this car gives the utmost convenience for people in business so they can use their time in the car effectively either to rest or to work.
To highlight the autonomous driving capability, it comes with rear-facing seat and the steering wheel is completely ditched. To control the car, two tablets are available on the custom center console.
Every single thing in this car screams luxury and comfort. The seats are covered with white and gray upholstery complemented with diamond stitches. Besides, a gray wood floor is also accentuated the business class vibe of the car. Furthermore, with 40” Samsung LED TV that is connected to Mac minicomputer, it is safe to say that the entertainment system in Soul First Class is simply the best.
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