Kia reveals first details of all-electric Niro

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Introduced at the International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea, the Kia Niro EV will be given its full debut at the Paris Motor Show in France in October – though the OEM has revealed initial details of the all-electric crossover.

Taking inspiration from the Niro EV Concept unveiled at CES 2018, the Niro EV was designed at Kia’s centers in California and Namyang, Korea.

It will be powered by Kia’s next-gen electric vehicle powertrain, which will utilize new production technologies developed for the OEM’s electrification portfolio.

It will feature a high-capacity 64kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, and be capable of more than 380km on a single charge. A 39.2kWh variant will have a range of up to 240km.

The Niro EV goes on sale in Korea in the second half of this year, and will be introduced in other markets at a later date.

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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