Kia has unveiled its e-Niro fully electric SUV which will have a European homologated WLTP combined cycle range of up to 301 miles when it goes on sale at the end of the year.
The car, which is Kia’s first fully-electric crossover utility vehicle, will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show next month.
The e-Niro will join existing hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in the Niro range.
It will be available with a choice of two batteries: a high-capacity 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery.
On the WLTP ‘urban’ test cycle, the e-Niro is capable of travelling for up to 382 miles, and 301 miles on the combined cycle.
The car’s standard 39.2kWh battery has also been rated with a WLTP combined cycle range of up to 193 miles.
Models equipped with the 64kWh battery have a 204PS motor, producing 395Nm of torque.
The 39.2kWh models are equipped with a 136PS motor, also producing 395Nm.
E-Niro also features a range of technologies to enhance battery efficiency and improve the car’s range, including regenerative braking, Coasting Guide Control (CGC), and Predictive Energy Control (PEC).
CGC and PEC are linked to the navigation system and account for upcoming corners and topographic changes, suggesting when drivers could coast in order to harvest additional energy.
Full UK specification, pricing and on-sale date will be announced in due course
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