Biggest German automakers are still struggling and have announced 2019 as their EV’S year while on the other hand Tesla is still in lead and no directed competitor appeared in Market. This EV race is little different any company that will start delivering its electric cars earlier will able to earn or Hold more EV’S shares in market. At the time like this where there is so much competition in this segment KIA Korean oldest Motor manufacturing company displayed production version electric car Niro at Paris motor show 2018 and according to details this may become the world’s first cheap 300+ mile electric car.
Details of KIA Niro Electric;
Just like Neo ID upcoming electric car by Volkswagen this vehicle Niro electric of KIA will give 301 miles range on single charge in terms of WLTP cycle. This will be available with two different battery packs 39.2 KWH and 64 KWH lithium ion polymer battery packs while both of these could be charged 20 to 80 percent in 42 minutes by using 100 KWH fast charger. Trim with 39.2 KWH battery pack can travel up to 193 miles while with 64 KWH battery Niro Electric will able to travel 300 miles on single charge. With different configurations Niro electric produce different torque and acceleration; smaller 39.2 KWH battery pack mated with 100 KWH motor produces 395 Nm of torque and Makes the Niro to accelerate 0-100 km/h in 9.8 seconds while with 150 KWH motor and 64 KWH battery pack it produces same torque but accelerate 0-100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds.
Three different modes (Normal, Eco & Sport) are also available to make it more economical and fun to drive car.
List of Features available in Niro:
- Battery insulating system
- Aerodynamic tiger nose grille
- Arrow head LED day time running lights
- 17 inch alloy wheels
- Exterior & Interior Blue trim features
- HMI 7.0 inch touch screen
- 7.0 inch color LCD driver instrument cluster
- 45 liter boot space
- Driver assistance system
- Forward collision warning
- Smart Cruise control
- High beam assist
- Driver attention warning & lane keeping assist
Chief operating officer of KIA “Emilio Europe said;
A combination of cool crossover design and advance power trains led to more than 33,000 Niro sales across Europe in 2017 and more than 30,000 year to date in 2018, making it one of our best selling models.
Niro is a clear demonstration of the progress KIA has made in delivering comfortable, practical and fun to drive vehicle that lead the way in Zero emission driving.
Full specifications and price of EV Niro for UK not announced as soon they will announce we will update, keep visiting fairwheels.com