the electric car will be the most powerful and spacious version of the SUV

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The second generation of the Kia Niro already has an electric version. The Korean firm has revealed what will be its new bet zero emissions in SUV format. Therefore, a range is completed that is made up of hybrid models (electric and plug-in) and, now, exclusively electric.


Kia’s commitment to the Niro, one of its best-selling models, is total. The electric version comes with the name of e-Niro and was already the second best-selling electric SUV in 2021, with 46,790 units in Europe. For this occasion, and as it did with the Sportage, Kia repeats with a wide range of engines and a risky design.

Kia e-Niro data sheet

Kia e Niro

Body type.

Five-seater SUV.

Measurements and weight.

4,420mm long. 1,850 mm wide and 1,570 mm high. Wheelbase of 2,720 mm. Weight to be confirmed.

Trunk.

475 liters in the rear boot and a 20 liter gap under the hood.

Maximum power.

150 kW (204 hp)

WLTP consumption.

Still to be approved. Autonomy of 463 km pending homologation.

DGT environmental label.

Zero emissions.

Driving aids (ADAS).

Emergency braking. Lane maintenance. Intelligent Speed ​​​​Assist (ISA) with adaptive cruise control. Front and rear cameras. Cross traffic alert. Blind spot sensor.

Others.

Dual 10.25-inch curved screen and 10-inch Head-Up Display. Opening and starting with mobile phone. Android Auto and Apple Car Play compatibility. Synchronization of the calendar with our own app. Remote vehicle monitoring. Automatic and driverless parking.

electric hybrid

No.

Plug-in hybrid.

No.

Electric.

Yes. 150 kW (204 hp) motor with 64.8 kWh capacity battery.

Price and launch.

To be confirmed.

The virtues of the Niro… electric version

With the data in hand, the Kia e-Niro can only count on the handicap of the autonomy and the loading times with respect to the rest of the models in its offer. For potential customers of electric cars, this version of the SUV is more powerful and spacious than any other in its offer.

The aesthetic and measurement changes are almost imperceptible for the most part, but they are important. Its trunk is 495 liters (counting the additional 20 liters under the hood), higher than its hybrid brothers (451 liters for the electric hybrid and 348 for the plug-in) and its maximum power too, with its 150 kW (204 hp). The electrified versions add 141 hp for the electric hybrid and 183 hp for the plug-in.

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Electrical mechanics is based on a 64.8 kWh battery that promise 463 kilometers of autonomy according to the WLTP cycle that are still pending approval. Its acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is in 7.8 seconds and its top speed is 167 km/h. With a fast charger (power not specified), you can go from 10 to 80% charge in 43 minutes.

In addition to these technical issues, the Kia e-Niro comes with all the virtues that we have already seen in the rest of the offer. Dual 10.25-inch screens, 10-inch Head-Up Display, voice control of the infotainment system and the new Multi-Command function allow passengers to execute several functions with a single command.

This is the Kia Niro 2022, the new edition of the best-selling SUV that chooses when to drive autonomously in electric mode

As for the ADAS driving and safety assistance systems, the Kia e-Niro includes intelligent speed limit assistance, intelligent cruise control, emergency braking, lane maintenance and following assistant, blind spot sensor, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear cameras and remote and driverless parking.

The second generation of the Kia Niro already has an electric version. The Korean firm has revealed what will be…

The second generation of the Kia Niro already has an electric version. The Korean firm has revealed what will be…

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