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Kia e-Niro

(2019 - present)

The Kia e-Niro is a fully-electric medium-sized SUV/crossover, based on the conventionally-powered Kia Niro model.

According to Kia’s official figures, the e-Niro is capable of covering 282 miles on a single charge. Based on independent research conducted by What Car? into the sister Hyundai Kona Electric model, this is likely to translate to a real-world driving figure of about 250 miles.

The Kia e-Niro has received consistently good to very good reviews from the UK motoring media and has already won a few awards (with more likely as the year progresses). Most of the reviews posted so are based on driving the car in South Korea, but we will keep updating this page as UK reviews are posted, including our own road test.

The e-Niro has received particular praise for its comfort and practicality, but most of all for providing an electric car that would suit the needs of the vast majority of UK drivers. In fact, the only real criticism levelled at the car is the fact that the waiting list for a new Kia e-Niro is about a year, which is severely limiting its potential sales.

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Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Power: electric
Price: From £32,995*

Launched: Spring 2019
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA

*price includes £3,500 government plug-in car grant

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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Auto Express

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Daily Mail

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Honest John

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

The Kia e-Niro has not yet been awarded a safety rating by Euro NCAP.

The equivalent model in the regular Niro range was rated five stars in 2016 (top spec models include optional safety equipment), but the e-Niro’s electric motor and battery layout instead of a regular engine and fuel tank mean that the rating for the standard model does not automatically apply to the e-Niro. If and when Euro NCAP tests the e-Niro, we will update this page accordingly.

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Kia e-Niro has not yet been tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Kia e-Niro has received

2019

  • Auto Express Awards – Affordable Electric Car of the Year
  • What Car? Awards – Car of the Year + Best Electric Car

2018

  • DrivingElectric Awards – Electric Car of the Year + Best Compact Electric Car

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