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.