The all-new Kia Niro EV has a 64.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery delivering a 287-mile (WLTP) range, and a 10-80 per cent charge can take just 43 minutes at a DC rapid charger.
The new Niro EV produces 150kW of power, instant torque of 255 Nm, with a 0-62 mph time of 7.8 seconds. The Niro EV has a towing capacity of 750kg.
Vehicle-to-load (V2L) functionality, as featured on the Kia EV6, means that any unused battery charge can be used to power external electrical appliances thanks to the bi-directional ability of the EV power pack.
When temperatures are low, the system in the Niro EV uses navigation-based battery conditioning to pre-heat the battery when a charge point is selected as a destination, which helps shorten charge times and secure battery performance.
Via Kia Connect, drivers of the Niro EV can view and control vehicle charge status in addition to planning a route using online navigation, syncing calendars, and accessing on-board features such as charge station proximity, live weather, and real-time traffic alerts.
Customers can choose from nine exterior colours; Cityscape Green, Clear White, Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl, Mineral Blue, Interstellar Gray, Orange Delight, Runway Red and Steel Gray. Further personalisation options include the choice of different C-Pillar colours that contrast or complement the body colour and up to three different finishes for the cladding depending on the trim level chosen.
Inside the cabin, the headlining is made from recycled wallpaper, door panels are finished with VOC free paint and the PU vegan leather seat coverings contain Tencel from Eucalyptus trees, and the cargo screen is knitted material made of 75 per cent recycled fibres.
The Niro EV comes with 475 litres of boot space and an additional 20 litres in the ‘frunk’. With the rear seats folded, cargo space is increased to 1,392 litres for the EV.
The all-new Niro C-CUV offers a choice of powertrains: hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) as well as battery electric (BEV).
Kia will have 14 battery electric vehicle models on sale by 2027.