The all-electric Kia Niro has gone on sale in Korea, and will have its European debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October before going on sale in the region by the end of 2018.
The Crossover Niro EV will have an electric range of 450km (280 miles), and will sit alongside the hybrid and plug-in variants of the car. The Niro EV will be the OEM’s second globally sold electric vehicle after the Soul EV.
The high-capacity 64kWh lithium-polymer battery offers the impressive range on a single charge, and can be recharged to 80% in 54 minutes on a 100kW fast charge.
The Niro EV will also be available with a 39.2kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, which will provide a range of 300km (186 miles). Power goes to the front wheels thanks to a 204ps motor, which produces 395Nm of torque and can drive the Niro EV from a standstill to 100km/h in 7.8 seconds. The vehicle will ride on five-spoke 17in aluminum alloy wheels, and will also include regenerative braking.