Cars 2021

New Kia Niro EV 2020

The novelties of the electric cars 2019-2020 are presented by the Korean electric crossover Kia Niro EV, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in the American Las Vegas. The new car is still presented as a concept, but in 2020 it is expected to enter the market of the serial, fully electric version of the Kia Niro car park with a 204-horsepower electric motor and a rechargeable 64-kWh battery that allows overcharging up to 383 km on one charge. In our review of Kia Niro EV 2019-2020 – photos and videos, the price and specifications, technical specifications of the new Korean electric crossover. The cost of the car is not yet announced by the manufacturer, but, according to preliminary information, the price of the crossover Kia Niro EV on batteries will be about 35000-36000 euros.

I would like to remind our readers that the Kia Niro was created by a Korean manufacturer, as a large family of “green” cars. The first-born of the Nero family from Kia in 2016 was the classic hybrid crossover Kia Niro with a 1.6 GDI petrol engine and an electric motor (total power of the power unit 141-146 hp). Following him in December 2019 debuted Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid (hybrid rechargeable from the outlet). And now it was the turn of the fully electric version of the crossover, which received the name Kia Niro EV.

photo Kia Niro EV 2019-2020 front view

photo Kia Niro EV 2019-2020 rear view

Specifications Kia Niro EV 2019-2020.
The electric version of Kia Niro is equipped with an electric motor with a power of 150 kW (204 hp), transmitting traction to the front wheels, and traction batteries with a capacity of 64 kWh. At one charge, the electric crossover is able to overcome more than 380 km of track.
With the technology of the novelty everything is clear, and in fact it is simple, and if we recall the Hyundai Ioniq family with its three models Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-in and Ioniq Electric, we understand that we have an excellent technology before us. That’s only the power of the electric motor and the battery capacity of the Kia Niro EV is noticeably higher than that of the related hatchback Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

photo Kia Niro EV 2019-2020 side view

Of greater interest is the original exterior design of the electric Kia Niro body and the phenomenally advanced and stylish interior. Body Kia Niro EV is noticeably different in details from the brothers Kia Niro and Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The electric crossover flaunts the original head optics and the headlamps (light engineering, clear business, LED), an information screen in place of the falshradiator grating, showing messages for the owner and others, stylish wheel disks with an unusual design of the picture and color solutions, miniature exterior rearview mirrors and plastic decor on the perimeter of the body with a varnish coating. While it is not clear exactly, such a bright design will become the property of the serial versions of the electro crossover from Kia, or it will remain a bright feature of the concept prepared for the exhibition.

photo salon Kia Niro EV 2019-2020

But the design of the new electric car park Niro EV with 100% probability can be considered a potential demonstration of modern fashion trends and technical capabilities of the Korean company. The interior is made in the style of minimalism, but at the same time the decoration is dominated by gray, silver and bronze colors, there is an interesting LED lighting, high-quality finishing materials, and the level of equipment is off scale.

There is a multifunctional steering wheel with touch panels, an electric drive for adjusting the steering column and seats, a digital instrument panel, an advanced multimedia system with a color display, an 8-speaker Separate Sound Control audio system that allows the driver and three passengers to listen to individual music without headphones dynamics are mounted in the headrests).

It is worth mentioning about the third-level autopilot (in the year 2021 there will be a more intelligent 4-level autopilot), the Active Pedestrian Warning system that detects pedestrians and cyclists using cameras, and is able to activate external speakers informing others about the approach of an electric car.

In conclusion, I would like to emphasize that in the framework of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, car manufacturers presented a lot of interesting new electric cars – Kia Niro EV, Byton Crossover Concept , Hyundai FCEV Hyundai Nexo, Fisker EMotion and autonomous electric concepts in the person of Toyota e-Palette and Rinspeed Snap. So the era of cars with traditional ICE, it seems, is going to the sunset, and the future, of course, for electric cars. Fans of the same cars with gasoline and diesel engines should learn about the new items being prepared for the debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2020 .

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