Published: 23 Jan 2019

Kia e-Niro named What Car? Car of the Year 2019

The Kia e-Niro has been crowned the Car of the Year at the recent What Car? Awards. The all-new zero emissions Niro is the first Korean car and the all-electric car to land the prestigious award. Lookers, the new names for Jennings, takes a look at the latest Kia model and how it impressed the judges.

Discover the latest Kia range

Designed to merge crossover inspired design with zero-emissions driving, the all-new Kia e-Niro is “a very practical family car”. WhatCar? went on to add it “comes loaded with luxuries and strikes just the right balance of comfort and composure”.

Highlighting the exceptional specification available as standard including keyless entry and start, adaptive cruise control, sunroof and heated leather seats/steering wheel, the Kia e-Niro is “in a nutshell: a world class range at a price point that won’t have you dreaming about receiving an inheritance from a long-lost aunt”. 

Five-star rating

In summing up WhatCar? commented, “In short, the Kia e-Niro is a stunning achievement”. Awarding the maximum five-star rating, the leading publication highlighted “the e-Niro being one of few fully-electric cars that can achieve a real-world range that breaks the 250-mile barrier on a single charge – only the most dedicated of drivers will want to cover more than that in a day”. 

Speaking about the Kia e-Niro winning the prestigious award, James Chorlton, Lookers Kia Sales Manager, commented “We’re thrilled that the e-Niro has won yet another award without even being on sale in the UK yet. We’re excited to reveal the car to customers of Lookers from April. The fact that the Picanto has also retained its 2018 award recognition and the Ceed and the Stinger were also recognised within their price categories is testament to the work, and time, Kia invests in its cars. Here at Lookers, we’re looking forward to yet another successful year with Kia.”

Kia e-Niro key facts

0-62mph: 7.8 seconds

Top speed: 104mph

Official range (WLTP): 282 miles

Real range: 253 miles

Charging time: 9hrs 50 mins

Insurance: 28

Pre-order the Kia e-Niro today at Lookers

The Kia e-Niro is available to pre-order today at Lookers.  For further information call 0191 357 5296 and speak to a Kia specialist. Alternatively, visit a Lookers Kia dealership in Washington or Sunderland.


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