The power of the new Kia e-Niro electric crossover reaches 485 km on a single charge. This is more than some hybrids and all-electric vehicles have.
Kia Motors has unveiled its second electric SUV at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The first one, let’s remind, is the well-sold Kia Soul EV.
The e-Niro almost does not differ from the base Niro hybrid by its exterior and interior. Another thing is a powertrain.
The Kia e-Niro’s electric motor is much more powerful. If the total output of the hybrid Niro is slightly more than 140 hp, then the e-Niro engine reaches 204 hp. The torque is also impressive – 395 Nm. The electric crossover accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds.
Great autonomy reserve
The electric Kia Niro fully meets the latest trends in the EV segment. The times when autonomy in real traffic barely exceeded 100-120 km has already passed. Today the standard is a distance of 250-300 km.
The e-Niro’s driving range is up to 485 km on a single charge, and this is a significant advantage. The battery capacity is 64 kWh.
Price, date of entry into the market
Buyers are waiting for the e-Niro. For today the automaker has already received more than 5,000 pre-orders. Prices are not announced yet. We assume the electric SUV will cost more than 25,000 dollars – this is the price of the hybrid Niro.
The e-Niro will go on sale in Europe in the first half of 2019. Later the model will appear in the US.