New Kia Niro: pre-sale started, we know the prices

The second generation of the Kia Niro electric car can be ordered now, it will be launched on the market from July. In addition, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid are also on sale.

Kia has announced pricing and equipment details for the new Kia Niro. The second generation of the brand’s best-selling electric car is offered as hybrid, plug-in hybrid and a pure electric car called Niro EV (formerly e-Niro). The compact, 4.42 m long crossover combines innovative technologies with a high level of control comfort and aims to attract e-mobility newcomers to sustainable drive types. The prices of the new model, which is already richly equipped in standard equipment, start from 729,980 crowns for the Niro Hybrid, 1,049,980 crowns for the Niro Plug-in Hybrid and 1,169,980 crowns for the Niro EV.

“Every second Kia sold in Europe last year was electrified, and the Niro model so far has been Kia’s best-selling model in Europe in 2020 and 2021. Since the launch of the model on the Czech market in 2016, 1,056 customers have purchased it, of which 81% chose the hybrid version, 17% the pure electric drive and 2% opted for the plug-in hybrid variant. The new Niro represents a safe car for family needs, offers favorable operating costs and ecological parameters. We believe that they will convince many interested parties to take the first step towards electrification,” said Arnošt Barna, CEO of Kia Czech.

The all-new Niro is built on Kia’s third-generation ‘K’ chassis platform and is larger and more spacious than its predecessor. With a length of 4,420 mm, a width of 1,825 mm and a height of up to 1,570 mm, it attacks the mid-size SUV segment. Due to the wheelbase of 2,720 mm and the improved proportions of the cabin, the model has interior space at the top of the class, as well as a generous offer of space in the luggage compartment.

Electric car Kia Niro

For the Hybrid version, the trunk has increased to 451 liters (predecessor: 436 liters), for the Niro EV it is 475 litres and in the Plug-in model 348 liters. In addition to the size, the new Niro model has also increased its towing power. While the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants tow a braked trailer, like their predecessors, up to 1,300 kg, the EV variant has been significantly strengthened and offers a towing capacity of up to 750 kg.

Electric car Kia Niro

The new Niro Hybrid’s highly efficient parallel hybrid system, with a total output of 104 kW, combines a 1.6 liter direct injection petrol engine with a 32 kW electric motor, allowing speeds of up to 120 km/h in electric mode only. The 1.6 GDI engine is also used in the plug-in variant with a combined output of 135 kW.

Its parallel hybrid system includes a 62 kW electric motor which in combination with a lithium-ion polymer battery (11.1 kWh) it enables fast driving of up to 134 kilometers per hour, with a range in pure electric mode of up to 65 kilometers and even up to 84 kilometers in urban traffic (both according to WLTP). The Niro EV impresses with its driving performance and range. With an engine of 150 kW and a torque of 255 Nm, which is available from zero revs, as is usual for electric cars, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds. The battery with a capacity of 64.8 kWh, which can also be recharged from 10 to 80% in just 45 minutes at a 100 kW DC charging station, ensures a range of up to 460 km (combined, according to WLTP); (predecessor: 455 km) suitable for long distances.

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Electric car Kia Niro

Kia offers buyers of its plug-in hybrid and all-battery models the Kia Charge service, which allows extremely convenient recharging on the go. Almost 360,000 public charging points can be used across Europe with a single account, including more than 400 high-speed IONITY charging stations. In the Czech Republic, Kia Charge customers currently have access to more than 2,350 charging stations.

They also have a second universal card called the Kia EV Power Card. This can be used at nearly 630 charging stations operated by ČEZ, PRE and E.ON, which make up two thirds of all public charging stations in the Czech Republic. With this card, it is also possible to recharge in the IONITY network and in all neighboring countries, specifically in the Austrian Smatrics network, the German EnBW, the Slovak Greenway and ZSE networks, and in the case of the Greenway network also in Poland.

Users receive a transparent monthly invoice on which all billing processes are clearly indicated. In addition, Kia also offers affordable complete solutions for homes with various wallbox packages including comprehensive service.

Prices and equipment

With the price of the Hybrid variant in the first level of Comfort equipment, starting below the threshold of 730,000 crowns, the new generation of the Niro model is completely comparable to similarly large cars on the market. Already in the basic level of equipment, however, it offers a number of above-standard technologies, such as a central central airbag between the front seats, a knee airbag for the driver, rear parking sensors with a camera or in the case of a purely electric drive, also Vehicle-to-device (V2D) technology. This enables other devices to be charged directly from the car’s battery, such as an electric bike, grill, or perhaps another electric car of any brand, while the price of the Niro model in the EV variant starts at 1,169,980 crowns.

Electric car Kia Niro

In the second level of equipment called Style, in addition to the Hybrid or EV drive, customers can also choose the Plug-in Hybrid, the price of which starts at 1,049,980 crowns. The Style equipment includes, among other things, front parking sensors, heated seats and steering wheel, 10.25″ navigation and an equally large digital instrument panel or the V2D function for interior use as well.

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In addition to the features of the lower levels, cars in the highest Premium trim also offer, for example, a Head Up display, a Harman Kardon premium sound system or assistants for monitoring the blind spot (BCA), for avoiding collisions when parking (PCA) or for intelligent parking with remote control (RSPA). . Vegan leather seats with ventilation, a relaxing passenger seat or heated rear seats will also contribute to higher driving comfort.

Kia provides its car above-standard warranty lasting 7 years or up to 150,000 km. Of course, this warranty also applies to electric and hybrid drive components, such as the electric motor/s, electric drive control unit, on-board charger, etc. The warranty also covers the loss of traction battery capacity (70% of its original value).

source: press release


The article is in Czech

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