Kia’s electric Niro crossover gets European premiere at Paris Motor Show

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 05 Oct 2018


The Kia e-Niro electric crossover had its European premiere at the Paris Motor Show earlier this week. Revealed in European specification for the first time, the e-Niro has been designed to break down barriers to electric car ownership, offering long-distance driving range, more intelligent packaging, and greater practicality than many other electric vehicles.

Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe, said: “The e-Niro helps to break down the barriers to electric car ownership, making it easy, fun and reliable.”

The all-new Kia e-Niro is the first fully electric crossover utility vehicle produced by Kia, providing a zero-emissions driving range of up to 485 kilometres (301 miles) on a single charge of its 64 kWh long-range battery pack. The long-range battery is also capable of travelling up to 615 kilometres (382 miles) in the city – further than many petrol vehicles. The e-Niro is also available with a 39.2 kWh battery, which offers a driving range of up to 312 kilometres (193 miles) on a single charge.

Inside the Kia e-Niro, the cabin combines a modern design with generous space and technologies that complement its zero-emissions powertrain. Buyers will also benefit from a range of dedicated electric vehicle in-car technologies to maximise range and efficiency, as well as new safety features, and differentiated exterior and interior design. 

The new Kia e-Niro is manufactured at Kia’s Hwasung manufacturing facility in Korea. It is go on sale in select European markets by the end of 2018.