KIA launches an electric SUV with urban autonomy of 615 kilometers. The official debut will take place in Paris. It has an urban autonomy of 615 kilometers in the WLTP cycle
The Asian Automobile Builder published the first official information and images with the new e-Niro. The electric SUV has a 615-kilometer urban autonomy in the WLTP mode and is set to be launched at the Paris Motor Show in October.
Kia is a car manufacturer with some years of experience in the electric car segment, unlike Mercedes-Benz and Audi who have just released the first electric model in their history. We refer to EQC, respectively to the new e-throne.
The two German SUVs have never appeared on the market and already have a fearsome rival. It is named Kia e-Niro and is actually the Niro EV model, launched in May and initially only available on the South Korean market. So we are talking about an existing model but renamed for the European market.
On the Old Continent, the new e-Niro is available in two versions: 64 kWh or 39.2 kWh.
In the first case we are talking about an electric propulsion system, capable of 204 horsepower and 395 Nm torque, sufficient for an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.8 seconds. Performance is not superior to the above-mentioned German models, but autonomy in the WLTP test cycle is certainly superior.
Kia e-Niro can travel up to 485 kilometers with a single load and no less than 615 kilometers if we are talking about urban autonomy. Both the new EQC and the e-throne can cross over 400 and 450 kilometers, respectively, the two German manufacturers not specifically mentioning the autonomy of the two.
Of course, the 39.2 kWh version is somewhat “good”, with just 136 horsepower and 395 Nm of torque, and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.8 seconds. In her case, the autonomy measured in the WLTP cycle is 312 kilometers.
The new Kia e-Niro is officially launched at the Paris Motor Show, which opens its doors in early October, and the first copies will reach the showrooms in Europe by the end of the year.