- Niro gets a 450 km range
- To go on sale later this year
We had already shown spy images of the Kia Niro EV and spoken about it coming in 2018 here, and now Kia has unveiled the car at the 2018 Busan Motor Show. The crossover gets a 450 km driving range and will aim to combine driving enjoyment, eye-catching design along with the zero-emission powertrain.
Kia’s star of the Busan show, the Niro EV occupies a unique position in the market as an all-electric compact crossover. Intelligent packaging, high practicality, and a long-distance driving range are some of the main benefits, the Niro EV offers. Buyers will also get a range of EV-exclusive in-car technologies, new safety features, and stand-out exterior and interior design.
Power is provided to the front wheels through a 204bhp motor, producing 395Nm torque from a standstill, enabling the Niro EV to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 7.8 seconds. The battery pack is located low down in the body, beneath the trunk floor, giving the crossover a centre of gravity more akin to that of a sedan or a hatchback, ensuring maximum stability and driving enjoyment.
Following the Busan Motor Show, the Niro EV will go on sale in Korea during the second half of 2018, and will be introduced to other markets, including Europe in due course.