Kia made advancements in it’s UVO voice-activation telematics and will showcase Electric Vehicle-centered telematics in the soon to be unveiled Kia Soul EV. At the 2014 CES Kia showed the User-centered Driver Concept (UCD), including the 12.3-inch TFT-LCD cluster presents a 3D view of vital vehicle information, utilizing eye-tracking technology to maintain a clear view from various angles.
The KND-7 compact four-door coupe display makes it’s North American debut at this years CES. Designed at the Kia studio in Seoul and under the direction of President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the KND-7 is less than four meters long, has rearward-opening rear doors and an ‘access-all-areas’ interior concept without traditional B-pillars, providing excellent access to the luxuriously trimmed cabin.
The exterior styling of the KND-7 is both sleek and small, with a cheerful face and a daring character. Design features created by Peter Schreyer for the 2007 Kia Kee 2+2 concept are revisited in a new form. The KND-7’s nose has a broad wrap-around ‘mouth,’ and there is a ‘dip’ in the top of the windshield “ a design element that is featured on Optima, Sportage and the Cadenza premium sedan. The latest interpretation of Kias signature grille is a shallower design and incorporates the turbocharger’s air intake.
The KND-7 powertrain features a 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) turbocharged engine producing 201 horsepower for a powerfully efficient driving experience.