Kia Niro EV Won't Arrive As Quickly As We Thought

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And when it does, how much will it cost?

Kia showed off its all-electric Niro EV in its home market South Korea, but didn't announce when it will arrive in the US or Europe. A disclaimer on Kia's website said that the Niro EV would likely arrive in limited markets starting winter of 2018. It seems this disclaimer was a bit optimistic, as Auto Guide now reports that the car should arrive in the US starting in the first quarter of 2019.


Europe will receive the car slightly sooner, in the fourth quarter of 2018. When it does arrive, the Niro EV will be equipped with a 64 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 201-hp electric motor, allowing it to travel around 239 miles on a single charge. This will put it right in line with other EV models like the Chevy Bolt. Kia says a smaller 39.2-kWh battery pack will also be available, with a shorter driving range of around 153 miles.

Pricing hasn't been announced, but the long-range model is expected to come in at under $40,000 before any incentives. We should find out more details about pricing and availability closer to the end of 2018.


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