Kia’s Autonomous Concepts at SEMA

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Automakers from around the globe are hard at work creating the next generation of vehicles, many of which will feature some form of autonomous technology. Kia is getting the jump on the competition with its concepts. Kia’s autonomous concepts debuted at the 2016 SEMA aftermarket auto parts show, giving drivers a closer look at what to expect from the South Korean brand in the years to come.

Each concept vehicle boasted its own specific theme, much to the pleasure of attendees.

The Kia Niro hybrid came equipped with necessary items for a triathlete. The Kia Sedona boasted a School of Rock theme that put emphasis on music education. The Kia Sorento Gondola brought everything a skier needs. The Kia Soul First Class came designed for urban youth. The Kia Telluride luxury SUV concept rounded out the list.

That’s great and all, but how is it autonomous, you ask?

Well, Kia wasn’t aiming to show off its actual technology. Each of the vehicles gave some insight as to what passengers could do in an autonomous vehicle.

The Sedona, for example, looked like a rolling recording studio while the Sorento had treads rather than wheels and a bedliner-spray interior to protect from salt and water.

All in all, we here at Bob Sight Kia are happy to see Kia taking a different perspective on autonomous technology!