News Kia electrifies its Niro CUV

18:41  15 may  2018
18:41  15 may  2018 Source:   wheels.ca

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Kia Niro EV: Kia all electric Niro© Wheels.ca Kia all electric Niro Kia has unveiled a new all-electric version of Niro at the Fifth International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea.

Due to receive its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in September, the sporty and versatile Niro EV combines driving enjoyment with eye-catching design and functional utility.

Designed at Kia’s design centres in California, USA and Namyang, Korea, the Niro EV incorporates the practicality and appeal of a compact SUV, in a sleek, aerodynamic body with subtly sculptured surfaces.

Taking inspiration from the Niro EV Concept unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas; the Niro EV features an exclusive radiator grille, futuristic air intake and arrowhead-shaped LED daytime running lights.

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As Kia moves forward with its electrification efforts, one can Kia recently brought its all-new Niro hybrid subcompact SUV to market, which will be offered soon as a plug-in hybrid, and as an all-electric vehicle by 2018. It ’ s hard to get too excited about 118 hp in a CUV even at a reasonable price.

The shapely 2017 Niro crossover utility vehicle from Kia of South Korea with its beautiful yet conventional package styling lands in North America It seems that Kia 's new CUV stakes out an unusual market position as a shapely and comfy car-based crossover which delivers high fuel-burn

The Niro EV is powered by a next-generation electric vehicle powertrain, using new production technologies earmarked for Kia EVs.

Equipped with a high-capacity 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, the Niro EV will be able to drive over 380 km on a single charge with zero emissions, or up to 240 km on an optional 39.2 kWh battery system.

The Niro EV will go on sale in Korea during the second half of 2018 and be introduced to other markets in due course.

a car parked on the side of a vehicle: Kia Niro EV© Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Kia Niro EV

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The Kia Niro has enough going for it that it could be a great seller — if it had all-wheel-driveKia’s other claim, that the front-drive Niro is a no-compromise vehicle that combines driving enjoyment with eye-catching design, functional utility and hybrid efficiency is more on point, other than the “eye-catching design” part. Let’s go with “cleanly styled” instead, the quasi-crossover, if you squint a bit, looking somewhat like a smaller Audi Q5, not that big a surprise considering Peter Schreyer, Kia’s chief design officer, used to ply his trade at Audi and Volkswagen.

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