Monday May 7 2018, www.express.co.uk
Electric car's new design and range revealed...
THE first pictures of the all-new Kia Niro Electric have been revealed along with the car’s range and battery pack.
Kia has revealed the first pictures of the all new Niro Electric. The car was unveiled at the 5th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. It is due to make its official global debut
at the Paris Motor Show in September this year
, but the carmaker has revealed a few details ahead of then.Firstly, the manufacturer has given the car a new bumper and air intakes and blue strips, indicative of hybrid models.
The car has also been given a new faux ‘tiger nose’ grille, which is closed off to improve the car’s aerodynamics. It was designed at Kia’s design centres in California, USA and Namyang, Korea.
The car borrows much of the same design language debuted on the Niro EV Concept which debuted at CES 2018, in Las Vegas, earlier this year.
Kia has also confirmed the car’s range and the two battery pack variants available to buy. There is a 29.3kWh battery pack which produces up to 149 miles (240km) on a single charge and a larger 64 kWh battery system which is good for up to 236 miles (380km). The Niro EV will go on sale in Korea during the second half of 2018 and be introduced to other markets in due course.
The car is expected to go on sale towards the end of 2018