The Kia Niro is a huge success. The Korean crossover can always be found at the top of the Dutch sales list. Kia supplies the Niro as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric car. The hybrid and the EV version each account for about half of the total Niro sales in our country. The plug-in hybrid is hardly popular.
Kia e-Niro reaches 39 kWh with 289 kilometers
Until now, the Kia e-Niro was only available with a 64-kWh battery. Its brother from another mother – the Hyundai Kona Electric – has also been available with a 39.2 kWh battery pack all along. The latter is now also coming to the Kia. The new e-Niro variant has 136 hp (204 hp for the 64 kWh) and a range of up to 289 kilometers (455 kilometers for the 64 kWh).
Optional 3-phase charger from DynamicLine standard
The ComfortLine entry-level models of the Kia e-Niro come standard with a 7.2 kW 1-phase charger. The optional 11 kW 3-phase charger costs 695 euros, but is standard from the DynamicLine trim level. With the latter, the Kia e-Niro can be charged from completely empty to 100 percent full in more than 4 hours (39.2 kWh) or just under 7 hours (64 kWh).
Most Kia e-Niros remain below 40,000 euros
Kia has tinkered with the delivery program of the e-Niro with a view to 2021. The price limit for the low addition (now 8 percent, then 12 percent) goes from 45,000 euros now to 40,000 euros then. The introduction of the 39-kWh Niro and the price reduction of the 64-kWh version ensure that most of the e-Niro range remains below the 40,000 euro limit.
New starting price Kia e-Niro of 35,995 euros
The Kia e-Niro 39 kWh starts at 35,995 euros. If you want a car with 64 kWh, you have to pay at least 38,995 euros. Kia also hooks on the 4000 euros government subsidy for private EV buyers. Anyone who buys a Kia e-Niro before the end of this year will receive a discount of 4000 euros on the purchase price, so the crossover is available from 31,995 euros.
Hyundai Kona Electric with a slightly higher starting price
At Hyundai, the Kona Electric is slightly more in the price list, by the way. The model starts at 36,795 euros for the version with 39-kWh battery. The version with 64-kWh battery pack must cost a minimum of 41,595 euros. But we assume that Hyundai will also make some changes to the price list for the new year. After all, there will be a redesigned Kona Electric On.