The Kia e-Niro has set the standard for the Korean manufacturer in terms of electric vehicles, but the company is keen to build on the success and move from hybrid crossovers to pure electric four-doors. Introduced to positive acclaim, the e-Niro was seen by many to be a serious attempt at an affordable alternative energy vehicle that was still fun to drive and eliminated any sort of range anxiety.
At the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show were the fruits of the design teams’ labor when given a clean sheet of paper and told to design the EV of the future. Imagine is Kia’s first pure electric four-door passenger car, featuring a “tiger mask” illuminated front end that could be adopted by the manufacturer’s forthcoming models. The company described the car as “a visual embodiment of Kia’s desire to move forward in the existing world of electrification,” and it is quite a departure from what has gone before.