Again at CES in January, Kia teased an upcoming Niro EV crossover that boasted a Chevrolet Bolt-rivaling 238 miles of vary. While that concept additionally had 5G connectivity and a new infotainment device with gesture controls that didn ’t appear sure for manufacturing, the Niro EV itself is destined for showrooms.
Kia on Friday showed the first photos of the Niro EV because it made its debut on the 5th World Electrical Car Expo in Jeju, Korea. Minus the flashy show automobile upload-ons, the styling largely mimics that of each the CES idea and the usual Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrids. The automaker stated the Niro EV will use a SIXTY FOUR kWh battery pack so that it will permit for an anticipated 280 miles on a single rate (450 km). A separate 39.2 kWh pack from the Hyundai Kona EV is anticipated to be just right for 186 miles on a price. both of the ones estimates will have to fall towards the 238 miles promised at CES while the Niro EV is examined via the EPA.
No other details have been released, but the Niro EV must be priced near EVs like the Bolt and Tesla Fashion 3 (the elusive $35,000 ones, even though). The 2018 Kia Soul EV, which the Niro EV will likely replace in the US, begins at $34,845. The Niro EV will have its first auto display unveiling in October on the Paris Motor Show and likely pass on sale shortly thereafter in Korea, with different markets to apply. Expect it to seem in the US as a part of Kia ’s pledge to release SIXTEEN electrified vehicles globally by way of 2025, together with its first gas cellphone electric vehicle in 2020.