14 Mar 19

All-electric Kia e-Niro: the smart choice

The Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid have a new companion: the Kia e-Niro, an all-electric variant that completes the eco-friendly Niro crossover range. It combines efficient electric power with the space and practicality of a crossover. The e-Niro is now available to order.

The new Kia e-Niro combines an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain with crossover practicality, intelligent packaging and an eye-catching design. It has a long-distance driving range of up to 455 kilometres, making it one of the most capable electric vehicles on sale anywhere in the world.

The e-Niro occupies a unique position in the global market as an all-electric crossover alongside the existing Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Niro variants of which more than 200,000 have already been sold since the Niro’s introduction in 2016 (including more than 65,000 in Europe).

The e-Niro is Kia’s second globally-sold electric vehicle after the Soul EV. The new model made its European debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show and is now available to order in Europe.

455 kilometre range from next-generation powertrain

Matching its sporty crossover design, the e-Niro offers buyers long-distance, zero-emissions driving and enjoyable performance with a next-generation electric vehicle powertrain.

A high-capacity 64kWh lithium-polymer battery pack affords a driving range of up to 455 kilometres on a single charge with zero emissions. Plugged into a 100kW fast charger, it takes 54 minutes to recharge the e-Niro’s battery to 80%. Buyers will also be able to specify an optional 39.2kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, with a range of up to 300 kilometres from a single charge.

Power is provided to the front wheels through a 150kW (204ps) motor, producing 395Nm torque from a standstill, for acceleration from 0 to 100kph in just 7.8 seconds. The battery pack is located low down in the body, beneath the boot floor, creating a centre of gravity more akin to that of a sedan or a hatchback, ensuring maximum stability and driving enjoyment on winding roads.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to support convenience and safety

Matching the forward-looking nature of its powertrain, the e-Niro offers drivers a range of Kia’s ‘Advanced Driver Assistance Systems’, supporting the driver in various environments and scenarios to mitigate the risk of a collision.

Available active safety systems include Forward Collision Warning with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Intelligent Stop & Go, and Lane Following Assist. Lane Following Assist is a ‘Level Two’ autonomous driving technology which tracks vehicles in front of the car in traffic and detects road markings to keep the e-Niro in its lane on the motorway. The system controls acceleration, braking and steering according to the behaviour of the vehicles in front, using external sensors to maintain a safe distance. Lane Following Assist operates between 0 and 130kph.

More info about the all-electric Kia e-Niro : www.kia.com/eu/business