Kia Niro on the road

Kia wins four accolades at the GOOD DESIGN Awards 2022

We’re excited to share that Kia has been awarded 4 prestigious accolades at the 2022 GOOD DESIGN awards, for the Niro, Concept EV9, EV Infotainment System, and Magenta Design Infotainment System.

Read the press release from Kia below.

Kia Niro side view driving on the road

Kia Niro and the ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy

The all-new Kia Niro features a bold and dynamic design inspired by the brand’s acclaimed ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy – specifically its design pillar ‘Joy for Reason’. The perspective takes inspiration from nature, while the choice of colors, materials, and finishes strike the perfect balance between Kia’s environmentally responsible approach to mobility and a future-oriented passenger car vision.

Concept Kia EV9 – the commitment to sustainable mobility

The Kia Concept EV9 embodies Kia’s commitment to sustainable mobility solutions, which the company recently showcased through its future vision at the ‘Kia Sustainability Movement’ digital presentation. The design of the boundary-breaking concept vehicle was inspired by nature and incorporates upcycled materials developed from deposited waste removed from the fragile marine ecosystem.

Kia EV9 rear quarter concept vehicle

Award-winning on the inside, too

Kia’s EV Infotainment System and Magenta Design Infotainment System are specifically optimised for electric vehicles and based on a stunning paper-themed Graphical User Interface (GUI). Based on the black-based color seamlessly integrated within the panoramic curved display, the delicate and soft feeling associated with paper inspires and infuses the overall design theme, while the progressive, high-resolution graphic images displayed are realised with green and violet key colors.

Kia's electric vehicle infotainment system
Kia Magenta Infotainment System

Movement that inspires

Kia’s award-winning products and software system reaffirm the brand’s unwavering commitment to accelerate its transformation to a sustainable mobility solutions provider, in line with the company maxim of ‘Movement that inspires.’

“In the name of the entire Kia Design Team, we are thrilled to receive GOOD DESIGN Awards for both the Kia Niro and the Kia Concept EV9 as well as our software system. All of our global studios continuously try to create new meaningful design that improves the lives of our users, and for an organisation with such history, experience, and heritage as the Chicago Athenaeum to recognise these efforts is a true award itself.”

History of the GOOD DESIGN Awards

Celebrating its 72nd anniversary, the GOOD DESIGN Awards program is one of the longest-running design competitions in the world. Every year, the program selects a list of the best of the best product designs and graphics that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace. For more information about the GOOD DESIGN Awards, please visit the official website.

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