The all-electric powered Kia e-Niro SUV line-up has been boosted in the British isles with the arrival of a new-glance a few auto line-up, incorporating a less costly model featuring a more compact 39kWh battery and considerably less strong electric powered motor for the very first time. 

Up to now, the e-Niro has only been presented in one particular specification and with a 64kWh battery, but the new a few auto line-up follows the trim construction of the hybrid Niro, with ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4+’ quality automobiles to opt for from.

The new e-Niro 2 features a new electric powered drivetrain employing a 39kWh battery and a 134bhp electric powered motor, excellent for a claimed vary of a hundred and eighty miles on a solitary demand in accordance to WLTP rules. -62mph normally takes nine.five seconds and best pace is 96mph. Hooked up to a 100kW charger, a -80 for every cent recharged normally takes fifty four minutes, while  at 50kW, Kia promises a 57 minute recharge to the identical level. 

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It delivers the starting up price tag of the design down to £29,595 immediately after the government plug-in auto grant. Typical gear on the e-Niro 2 builds consists of an 8-inch central touchscreen with Android Automobile and Apple CarPlay integration, a 7-inch digital instrument panel, a reversing digicam, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors and automatic weather control. 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime operating lights, plus black cloth and leather are also bundled.

The e-Niro 3 is not accessible with the more compact battery pack, and alternatively uses a 64kWh set-up feeding a far more strong electric powered motor rated at 201bhp. -62mph is slashed to 7.five seconds, even though best pace boosts to 104mph and vary jumps up to 282 miles on one particular demand.

Price ranges commence from £33,850 immediately after government incentives. Like the e-Niro 2, the e-Niro 3 design expands a minor on the gear observed on the equal hybrid. As these, total black leather upholstery is observed as is an 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, even though both equally front seats get heaters. Technologies is boosted with the fitment of a wi-fi charging pad for smartphones, a more substantial 10.twenty five-inch central touchscreen exhibit with navigation and reside site visitors monitoring, and the auto can link up with UVO Link – a smartphone application allowing for house owners to observe the auto remotely and provide remote obtain to a selection of automobile features.

At the best of the line-up is the e-Niro four+, priced from £36,a hundred forty five and fitted with the 64KWh, 201bhp powertrain. A sliding power sunroof features, even though the four+ design also gains LED headlights, memory operation for the driver’s seat and mirrors, heated rear seats plus heated and ventilated front seats. The interior also gains ambient lighting and aluminium pedals, together with an uprated sound procedure from professional JBL. 11kW a few phase charging is normal. 

All new variations of the e-Niro are accessible to get now, with very first deliveries targeted for the final quarter of 2020. 

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