Kia Niro EV 2018 released: All-electric crossover gets distinct design

Updated Mar 11, 2022 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

The All-electric Kia Niro EV 2018 may reach 380 km for each charge.

The Kia Niro EV 2018 has finally been released at the International Electric Vehicle Expo hosted in the city of Jeju, South Korea. This vehicle also features many similarities with the Hyundai Kona EV, another all-electric crossover revealed in February.

Speaking of the exterior, the EV vehicle has its own unique design to be distinct from its other plug-in and hybrid siblings thanks to Arrow-headed LED daytime running lights, green highlights, re-stylized air intakes, and a blank-out grille. To enforce the different look, there come the rear bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, and the sportier side as well.

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The angular front of  Kia Niro EV

The Kia Niro EV has finally been released at the International Electric Vehicle Expo

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Kia hasn’t disclosed anything of the output but it should depend on the battery. If it takes a 39.2 kWh battery reaching 240km for each charging, the Kia Nitro EV should use a 99 kW (equivalent to 135 PS) electric motor while if the 64 kWh battery which can reach 380 km should come with a 150 kW (equivalent to 204 PS) motor.

As for the safety features, the Niro EV obtains them all from Niro models which consist of Back Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, and Collision Avoidance Assist.

 the angular front of the Kia Niro EV

Kia hasn’t disclosed anything of the output 

Reports show that the Kia Niro EV 2018 has gained a certain sales success in Korea with five thousand bookings in only 3 days after the bookings were available in February. Last year alone, the brand has handed 23,647 units of the Niro plug-in hybrid and hybrid variants to its customers.

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Here is the complete price list for Kia Philippines for 2023. Of note, Kia currently has eleven different models. It has three sedans namely the Soluto, Forte, and Stinger. It also has one hatchback model, the Picanto. For crossovers, it currently has the Sorento, Sportage, Stonic, EV6 and Seltos. It also has the Carnival as its entry into the minivan segment, as well as the K2500 as its light commercial vehicle model.