Prices have been announced for the new Kia Niro EV. The Kia Niro EV ‘2’ will cost £34,995; the Niro EV ‘3’ will be £37,745; and the Niro EV ‘4’ will cost £40,495.
The new Kia Niro EV has a 64.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack which is expected to deliver a WLTP driving range of 287 miles. It has a 201 bhp (150 kW) electric motor which generates 255 Nm of torque, with a 0-62mph acceleration time of 7.8 seconds.
Recharging from 10 to 80 per cent takes as little as 45 minutes – up to nine minutes quicker than the outgoing model.
In the winter months, when temperatures are typically low, the system in the Niro EV uses navigation-based conditioning to pre-heat the battery when a charge point is selected as a destination, which helps shorten charge times and optimise battery performance.
The Niro EV also has a braked towing capacity of 750kg.
55% of all Niro sales in the UK are fully electric and the e-Niro was the UK’s second best-selling EV in 2021.
The new Niro is available with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options as well as fully electric. The PHEV model is targeting an electric-only driving range of up to 40 miles (WLTP).
Pricing for the Niro Hybrid ‘2’ starts from £27,745, rising to £30,495 for ‘3’ and £33,245 for ‘4’ grades.
Niro Plug-in Hybrid models are priced from £32,775 for the ‘2’ grade, £35,525 for the ‘3’, and £38,275 for top-spec ‘4’ model.
All models are available in a choice of eight colours, with premium paint options charged at £595. Top-spec ‘4’ models are offered with an optional two-tone paint option for £150 when combined with the standard paint, or £745 when combined with premium paint option. This option allows customers to specify the C-pillar in contrasting Steel Grey or Black Pearl, depending on the chosen body colour.
The Niro EV ‘4’ is also available with an exclusive lighter grey interior, Steel Grey body cladding, and White Pearl paint for £745 over the £40,495 base price.
First UK customer deliveries for the new Kia Niro commence in early Q3 2022.
The Niro has become Kia’s second best-selling model in the UK since its launch in 2016, with more than 70,000 sold to-date.
Kia’s line-up is set to include 14 battery electric models by 2027.