The all-new Kia e-Niro will provide homeowners a driving vary of as much as 301 miles (485 kilometres) on a single cost when it goes on-sale throughout Europe on the finish of 2018.
The e-Niro, Kia’s first fully-electric crossover utility car, will likely be revealed in European specification on the 2018 Paris Motor Present, earlier than gross sales start later this 12 months.
European homologation on the WLTP mixed cycle has confirmed the 301 vary for the e-Niro when powered by the high-capacity 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. On the WLTP ‘city’ check cycle, the e-Niro is able to travelling for as much as 382 miles (615 km) – additional than many petrol vehicles. Plugged right into a 100 kW quick charger, it takes solely 54 minutes to recharge the e-Niro’s 64 kWh battery to 80 per cent. The automotive’s normal 39.2 kWh energy pack has additionally been rated, providing drivers as much as 193 miles (312 km) of zero-emissions motoring on a full cost (WLTP mixed cycle).
The brand new e-Niro joins current Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants of the Niro – of which greater than 200,000 have offered globally since its introduction in 2016. Up to now, Europe has accounted for greater than 65,000 gross sales of the hybrid crossover.
Fashions outfitted with the long-distance 64 kWh battery pack are paired with a 150 kW (204 ps) motor, producing 395 Nm torque, enabling the e-Niro to speed up from Zero-to-100 kph in simply 7.eight seconds. The usual 39.2 kWh battery pack is matched to a 100 kW (136 ps) motor, additionally producing 395 Nm torque, and accelerating to 100 kph from a standstill in 9.eight seconds. Just like the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants, the e-Niro is front-wheel drive.
The e-Niro offers homeowners with a variety of applied sciences to boost battery effectivity and enhance the automotive’s vary, together with regenerative braking, Coasting Information Management (CGC), and Predictive Vitality Management (PEC). The applied sciences allow drivers to recharge the battery pack and maximise car vary when coasting or braking. CGC and PEC are linked to the navigation system and account for upcoming corners and topographic modifications, suggesting when drivers might coast with a view to harvest further power.
The e-Niro will likely be lined by Kia’s industry-leading 7-12 months, 100,000-miles guarantee as normal. The guarantee additionally covers the battery pack and electrical motor.
Full UK specification, pricing and on-sale date will likely be introduced in the end.
The put up All-electric Kia e-Niro has 301 mile WLTP vary Auto Reviews & New Cars on GreenCarGuide.co.uk.