Published: 04 Dec 2018

New Kia e-Niro wows leading publication

Leading motoring publication Autoexpress.co.uk has recently got behind the wheel of the new Kia e-Niro model. Lookers, the new name for Jennings, takes a look at what the review highlights and the final score awarded.

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Set to arrive in the UK in April 2019, the Kia e-Niro will have a 201bhp front wheel drive motor that is shared with the current Hyundai Kona Electric. Found to be more sprightly than any family car this side of a hot hatch – especially around town. It’s enough to chirp the outside front wheel when accelerating hard out of a tight corner or a junction”, Autoexpress.co.uk also complemented the “slick infotainment system”.

Impressive charging time

An impressive range of 282 miles can be achieved on a full charge of the Kia e-Niro. Using a 100kW fast charging point will charge the battery to empty to 80% in 54 minutes, offering a range of over 242 miles.

Spacious luggage capacity

With a boot capacity of a generous 451 litre, the Kia e-Niro has a larger storage capacity than the Nissan Qashqai. Clever under floor spaces is designed to store the charging cables.

Kia e-Niro Key specification

Model: Kia e-Niro First Edition

Engine: Single electric motor

Power/torque: 201bhp/395Nm

Transmission: Single-speed auto

0-62mph: 7.5 seconds

Top speed: 104mph

4.5 stars out of five

Summing up the Kia e-Niro review, Autoexpress.co.uk awarded 4.5 stars out of 5. Highlighting that it was “amongst the first that fully make the grade” , it went on to add “Here is a spacious five-door family car that offers the performance, range and charge times to make electric motoring viable to all but the highest mileage drivers, at a price that matches those of a high-spec petrol alternative”.

Discover the latest Kia range today at Lookers

The latest Kia range is available to test drive today at Lookers. To secure a Kia test drive at a time and date convenient to you, call 0191 357 5296. Kia specialists are on hand to answer any questions that you may have. Alternatively, visit a Kia dealership in Sunderland or Washington.


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