Kia Motors will present an all-electric concept vehicle next week at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, a vehicle that will demonstrate the brand’s plans for mobility in the future.

The automaker will present the concept on Jan. 8 and Kia says it represents the next step in the brand’s path toward electrification.

The concept car will also feature some other new technology, such as a human-machine interface (HMI) that hasn’t been seen before. Kia will also show off a “motion graphic” lighting system.

Kia will also reveal a host of in-car advancements as part of its “Beyond Autonomous Driving” exhibits that will demonstrate the automaker’s plan for vehicle autonomy.

There will be three interactive exhibits that will allow visitors to experience the new technologies that Kia says will enhance communication between the car and its occupants.

The new technologies include driver assistance technologies, the HMI functions and an in-car 5G connection, which is a world first.

“Virtual reality, self-driving cars, and full vehicle connectivity were all once considered technologies of the distant future,” Dr. Woong-cheol Yang, vice-chairman and head of the Hyundai-Kia R&D Center, said in a statement. “As they rapidly become a reality, Kia is exploring how to adapt these new technologies for its customers. At CES we will share our strategy and vision for future mobility, and exhibit a range of advanced technologies that our customers can look forward to.”

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Kevin’s passion for the automobile can be traced to years of sitting inside his uncle’s Corvette – even though it was stored in a garage and in desperate need of restauration. But the engine still worked and when it was fired up, it ignited a love affair that lives on to this day.
With a background in journalism and years as an editor under his belt, Kevin jumped at the chance to edit and then manage the Driving section of the Montreal Gazette, where he would also cut his teeth as an automotive reviewer, while also writing about car news and all the latest concepts at car shows. He has also contributed to AutoGO, Auto123, Autotrader.ca and The Truth About Cars, popular automotive websites in Canada and the US.
His passion for cars and sports is put to good use every summer when Formula One takes over Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix, covering the week’s events for the past five years. He has also covered NASCAR and IndyCar racing in Montreal.
Like a finely tuned pit crew, Kevin has also mastered how to quickly disconnect, move and re-secure a car seat from one press car to another in record time.
Kevin is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and was a co-chair of the 2016 EcoRun.

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