Niro EV, a new offering from Kia has made its North American debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, and is opening a world of new possibilities for crossover loving consumers by offering them all the benefits of an electric vehicle.
They will also enjoy the benefit of driving past filling stations.
Niro EV is powered by a state-of-the-art, liquid-cooled 64kWh lithium ion polymer battery that is packaged under the floor of the vehicle to allow for minimal passenger space intrusion.
Fast charging rates are brief, so even extended road trips can continue after only short charging intervals.
With 291 lb.-ft. of torque, the Niro EV’s powerful electric motor offers plenty of pull and get-up-and-go.
Add to that a low center of gravity due to the floor-mounted battery pack and a 106.3 inch-long wheelbase, the Niro EV delivers a stable vehicle that’s entertaining to drive.
The new Niro EV will be built in South Korea right alongside the Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid and will go on sale early next year.
Made in Korea, Coming to America
The new Niro EV will be built in South Korea at Kia’s Hwaseong manufacturing facility, right alongside the Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid. When it goes on sale early next year (pricing will be announced near the on-sale date), the Niro EV will be available in two trims, EX and EX Premium, which adds a host of upscale features to the already well-equipped EX. Premium EX features include:
- 8-inch color navigation20 touchscreen
- Power tilt/slide sunroof
- LED headlamps
- 8-speaker Harman/Kardon21 premium audio system with external amplifier and subwoofer
- Auto-dimming mirror with Homelink22
- Heated steering wheel
- LED interior lighting
- Mood lighting
- Parking distance warning – forward and reverse23
- Deluxe scuff plate
About Kia Motors America
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly built in West Point, Georgia.*
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