- Electric version of Kia’s small Niro SUV
- Rivals the Hyundai Kona electric and Nissan Leaf
- Goes on sale in the UK at the end of the year
Kia reveals the e-Niro, an all-electric version of its Niro small SUV
The e-Niro has made its European debut at the Paris Motor Show. It will go on sale at the end of the year in the UK
The Niro EV looks a little different from the standard Niro hybrid/PHEV model. It’s got a new front end with a filled-in grille, charging port, and different daytime running lights. At the back, you also get different tail-lights.
At launch, the e-Niro will be offered in two different variants: a 64kWh lithium ion battery pack version with up to 301 miles of range, and a 39.2kwH version with a smaller range of up to 193 miles. Both range figures are calculated using the new WLTP test cycle.
The longer-range e-Niro produces 205 horsepower, with a claimed 0-62mph time of 7.8 seconds. The base e-Niro has 136 horsepower and can do 0-62mph in a claimed 9.8 seconds.
We don’t know how much the Kia e-Niro will cost, but it’s expected to start at a little more than the Hyundai Kona Electric (which costs from £25,000), as it’s a bit bigger. And it will go on sale in the UK at the end of the year.
Find out more about all the cars at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.