"We imagined a vehicle for everyone and almost everything". This time the fascia is meant to represent a shark's snout with a slit full of gloss-black "teeth", while LED lights zig-zag through the fascia. The HabaNiro also has satin aluminum skid plates, billet aluminum tow hooks and 20-inch wheels with red accents.
Kia says the HabaNiro is "no fanciful supercar that will never be built", but rather a prescient look at the company's vision for the future. The Lava Red interior suggests passion and vibrancy.
The distinctive styling continues in the Lava Red interior as there are Bouclé trimmed front seats that appear to float above the geometrically-patterned floor.
Stepping past its "scissor-like" butterfly doors, HabaNiro occupants are treated to a seriously futuristic cabin devoid of restrictive, rectangular screens and archaic knobs and buttons. Technical Option Sharing System (TOSS) allows users to swipe and move vehicle options across the HUD screen as though moving chess pieces.
Said to feature an all-electric drivetrain, the Habaniro has a driving range of over 480 kilometres (300 miles).
The Habaniro reportedly employs the Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving system, which uses artificial intelligence to read the driver's emotional state and adjust the cabin's ambience to create a more "pleasurable and safer driving experience". The AI immediately senses the driver's need to see behind the vehicle and instantly activates the 180° rearview video display. It won't do this as of yet but Kia says it hopes the tech will one day be smart enough to detect when a driver is hungry and navigate to the nearest drive-through restaurant where food will be waiting. Instead, the Kia concept features an advanced heads-up display that takes up the entire windshield (this auto can fully drive itself, remember) and sounds like something lifted straight out of Minority Report. In the past 18 months, Kia has launched two vehicles, the Stinger and the Telluride, from concepts that fully captured the public's imagination.