Kia Motors unveils Eco-friendly SUV ‘Niro EV’
Kia Motors unveils Eco-friendly SUV ‘Niro EV’
  • Lee Jun-sung
  • 승인 2018.05.03 10:59
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Kia Motors has unveiled its new world's first eco-friendly ‘Niro EV.'

Kia Motors introduced the Niro EV at the ‘5th International Electric Car Expo’, which was held at the Jeju International Convention Center on May 2nd. 

The Niro EV, a prototypical environmentally friendly SUV, is generating high anticipation from its customers, with more than 5,000 contracts in three days in February. 

The Niro EV was unveiled in January at the ‘CES 2018’ when it took over the design concepts of the ‘Niro Electric Vehicle’s leading concept’. While taking in the sense of ‘clean and high tech’, the company also emphasized its creative appearance and new applications by introducing a radiator grill for exclusive use of Niro EV, an intake grill for futuristic image, daytime running lights with the shape of an arrow head, and modified side sills. 
   
The Niro EV boasts its SUV’s unique spatiality based on its best-in-class body size, which is 4,375mm in length, 1,805 mm in width, 1,560mm in height, and 2,700mm in shaft.

The battery can be either a 64kWh battery that can run more than 380km on a single charge, or a 39.2 kWh battery that can run more than 240km on a single charge. 

In addition, the Niro EV is equipped with a wide range of advanced safety technologies such as the Frontal Collision Avoidance Assistance (FCA), Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA), Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Back Collision Warning (BCW), and Highway Driving Assistance (HWA), further enhancing operational convenience and safety. 

Kia Motors expects Niro to gain overwhelming competitiveness in the environmentally friendly car market with the Niro HEV and PHEV, which sold 23,647 vehicles last year.  

An official of Kia Motors emphasized, “The Niro EV is equipped with the best commerciality; it can travel long distances with a single charge and the space utilization is the best in its class. With the Niro EV, which covers all aspects of economy, space and safety, Kia Motors’ position will be further strengthened.” 

Meanwhile, Kia Motors will exhibit the Niro EV, Niro PHEV, Soul EV, and other electric vehicles during the ‘5th International Electric Car Expo’, which will be held from the 2nd (Wednesday) to the 6th (Sunday).


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