The Kia Niro EV 2019 has finally been found naked at the Busan International Motor Show. Also at the show, Kia claims the all-electric compact crossover is due to be on sale by the end of the year in its homeland while global sales come next year.
In fact, the production version of the Kia Niro EV has been unveiled earlier, i.e last month; however, any details of the engine have remained mysterious to car enthusiasts. But don’t worry, its power figures have now come official with 204 HP and 395 Nm to catch up with the Hyundai Kona EV. With the 64-kWh Li polymer battery pack, the vehicle is capable of a 236-mile drive. For remark, a charge with a 100kW fast charger can get the battery to 80 percent in only 54 minutes. If you prefer a softer price for the upcoming Niro EV, opt for one with 39.2 kWh battery pack which guarantees 149 miles for each charge.
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The Kia Niro EV 2019 has finally been found naked at the Busan International Motor Show
Video: Kia Niro EV 2019– First impression
Stepping inside, the Kia Niro EV 2019’s gear selector and center console are the biggest attention drawers which part with the plug-in hybrid and hybrid design. The differences also come from the 7-inch infotainment system and the unique LCD instrument cluster. Specifically, the infotainment system features the things built specially for EV including battery-charging indicator and charge station services. Emulating the K900 sedan, the all-electric Niro brings in a mood lighting system.
Safety features come with a wide array of promising incentives consisting of Lane Following Assist, Intelligent Stop & Go, adaptive cruise control, and collision warning systems. What’s more, highway drives are more secured with lane-keeping assist and cruise control systems which are active at speeds from 0 to 8- mph.
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