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.

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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.

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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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