Kia Niro EV unveiled with 380 kilometers driving range
Kia Motors has its new Niro EV. With a range of 380 kilometers (236 miles). The all-electric Niro EV combines driving enjoyment with eye-catching design, and crossover utility with a zero-emissions powertrain.
High-capacity battery pack
High-capacity 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, the Niro EV will be able to drive more than 380 kilometers on a single charge with zero emissions. Plugged into a 100 kW fast charger, it takes 54 minutes to recharge the Niro EV’s battery to 80%.
Power is provided to the front wheels through a 150 kW (204 ps) motor, producing 395 Nm torque from a standstill. The battery pack is located low down in the body, giving the CUV a center of gravity ensuring maximum stability.
The Niro EV incorporates the practicality and appeal of a CUV in a sleek, aerodynamic body with subtly sculptured surfaces. Kia Niro differentiates itself from the existing Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid with a series of exclusive design features.
The exterior of the Niro EV is based on a ‘Clean and High-tech’ design concept. Its futuristic and aerodynamic ‘tiger-nose’ grille features an integrated charging port, bearing a debossed Niro logo. Redesigned air intakes and new arrowhead-shaped LED daytime running lights combine with light blue trim highlights to make it stand out further.
Niro EV rides on new five-spoke 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels with a diamond-cut two-tone finish, housing Kia’s regenerative braking system.
Kia niro EV interior
Inside the Niro EV, the cabin combines a modern design with generous space and technologies that complement its zero-emissions powertrain. The dashboard features new light blue trim, echoing that of the exterior, while the design of the center console has been simplified to accommodate the car’s shift-by-wire drive selector.
The Niro EV features a new mood lighting system, with subtle lighting illuminating both the center console and the shifter. Occupants can choose from six colors – white, gray, bronze, red, green, and blue.
Driver Assistance Systems
Niro EV offers drivers a range of Kia’s ‘Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Niro EV offers drivers a range of Kia’s ‘Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. That system supporting drivers in various environments and driving scenarios to mitigate the risk of collisions.
Safety systems available in the Niro EV include Forward Collision Warning with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Intelligent Stop & Go, and Lane Following Assist. Autonomous driving technology which tracks vehicles in front of the car in traffic, and detects road markings to keep the Niro in its lane on the highway. The system controls acceleration, braking and steering depending on the convoy of vehicles in front, using external sensors to maintain a safe distance.