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Kia Naimo

Posted by rod - 04.04.2011

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The Kia Naimo electric concept car takes its name from the Korean word “Ne-mo”, that means ‘square shape’. Kia’s design chief Peter Schreyer didn’t want to make a car that looked Korean. But the more time he spent in Korea the more he got influenced, which eventually lead the team to design a car that had some clues in it coming from Korean crafts and art.

The Naimo combines the tradition of ancient Korea with the technology of modern Korea.

Its pale green jade color is derived from that used in Korean Celadon-style pottery. The headliner is made from hand-crafted hanji paper. Korean oak is used to trim the doors and cover the floor, as it is in traditional Korean architecture

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