At the 2018 Busan International Motor Show in Korea, Kia revealed the latest model in their electric vehicle line up, the Kia Niro EV. This adaptation of the already impressive Niro Hybrid has a range of 450 kilometres, and truly showcases the manufacturer's ability to make remarkable cars in terms of both design and technology.
The Niro EV occupies a unique position in the market as an all-electric compact crossover with a zero-emissions powertrain. Its high levels of practicality and intelligent design mean that it offers fewer compromises than other electric cars currently on the market. Not only this, buyers will also benefit from a range of EV-exclusive in-car technologies and a range of new safety features.
Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe, commented: "The Soul EV - Kia's first globally-sold electric vehicle - has proved popular with European buyers, with growing interest in zero-emissions vehicles. The Niro's new all-electric powertrain rounds off a trio of low-emissions powertrains available to European buyers, alongside the current hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. A combination of cool crossover design and advanced powertrains led to more than 28,000 Niro sales across Europe in 2017, making it one of our best-selling models. The Niro EV further demonstrates the progress Kia has made in delivering comfortable, practical and fun-to-drive vehicles that lead the way in zero-emissions driving."
The model takes inspiration from the Niro EV Concept that was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas earlier this year. Its exterior is based on a clean and high-tech design concept, with a futuristic and aerodynamic 'tiger-nose' grille featuring an integrated charging port. Redesigned air intakes and new arrowhead-shaped LED daytime running lights combine with light blue trim highlights to make it stand out further. This is certainly one model we can't wait to arrive in our showrooms. If you'd like to find out more about when this will be arriving at your local Hendy Kia, get in touch with us today!
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