this is the all-new kia Niro EV the old car named e nero in these parts became a huge seller for kia.
It’s one of the most accomplished electric family cars that long range strong efficiency decent practicality and all at a relatively kia claims each and every enhancement on the all-new nero has been curated for maximum customer benefit.
kia Niro EV the futuristic car with all features
The car alongside its two hybrid stablemates has been given a thorough overhaul with a completely new design a new infotainment setup and new recycled materials in the otherwise though it’s a familiar recipe.
The nero ev gets a 64.8 kilowatt-hour battery much like the old one it’ll do kia reckons the new model will do around four miles per kilowatt-hour.
In official tests and if our experience with the current e-nero is anything to go by efficiency is likely to be a strong rivals stretch far and wide from the bargain-priced mg zs ev.
The reigning car of the year to the skoda enyak iv and the hyundai kona electric top spec versions of the nero ev may even look to steal sales from the likes of the ford mustang mackie or mercedes eqa.
Design and looks that you really love to kia Niro EV
The new pure electric kia also has the same 201 brake horsepower as its predecessor although on paper at least performance is dulled ever so slightly with a naught 62 mile-an-hour time increasing from 7.5 to 7.8 seconds.
Another thing that’s dulled perhaps surprisingly is peak charging speed the previous e-nero wasn’t exactly class-leading in this area, but in this day and age with rivals posting speeds of 100 kilowatts or more a 72 kilowatt maximum just seems a still 10 to 80 in 43 minutes isn’t disastrous and many owners will charge so if that’s you this fact may simply not matter.
The charging port rather handily is still situated on the nose styling wise the nero looks to lift its basic shape and proportions from the car it replaces while also stealing design cues from the sorento and the latest sportage including the familiar tiger nose grille and slim led daytime running lights.
- The nero is a bit more suv in its appearance than before too thanks to some cladding and contrasting wheel arch inside.
- The nero gets a dashboard heavily inspired by the brand’s ev6 flagship twin screens dominate.
The driver’s view with a similar touch sensitive panel for climate controls and ventilation specs haven’t been confirmed but we expect the flashiest tech to be reserved as mentioned extensive use has been made of sustainable materials inside including recycled wallpaper for the headlining and seats that made from.
What finally practicality we’ll have a proper poke around the car when we get to drive it in the coming months but kia claims a 475 liter boot.
- 2022 Niro EV EX
- $39,990 Starting MSRP *
Capabilities and Comfort
- 0-239 Miles of EPA-Estimated Range
- 201 Horsepower 291 lb.-ft. of torque Electric Drive Motor
- DC Fast Charging capability
- Cloth & SynTex Seating Materials w/ Heated Front Seats
- Power Driver’s Seat w/ Lumbar Support
- Automatic Climate Control w/ Driver Only Mode
Convenience and Innovation
- Voice-Command Navigation System w/10.25-inch Touchscreen Display
- Harmon Kardon® Premium Audio
- Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™
- Kia Connect w/ Remote Climate Control, Vehicle Locator, and Charging
- Wireless Phone Charger
- Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start
- Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technology
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-Ped (FCA-Ped) & Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-Cyc (FCA-Cyc)
- Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) & Lane Following Assist (LFA)
- Driver Attention Warning (DAW) w/ Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA)
- Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve (NSCC-C) w/ Stop & Go & Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
- Snow White Pear
- Gravity Blue
- Aura Black Pearl
- Runway Red
- Graphite Grey
- Steel Gray
- Length 172.2 in.
- Width 71.1 in.
- Height 61.8 in.
- Wheelbase 106.3 in.
- Track: Front/Rear (17-inch wheels) 62.0/62.4 in.
- Ground Clearance 6.1 in.
- Interior Head Room: Front/Rear 40.1/37.7 in.
- Shoulder Room: Front/Rear 56.0/55.1 in.
- Hip Room: Front/Rear 53.7/48.3 in.
- Leg Room: Front/Rear 41.7/36.0 in.
- Passenger Volume (SAE/EPA) 96.6/NA cu. ft.
- Cargo Volume: Rear Seat Up (SAE) 18.5 cu. ft.
- Cargo Volume: Rear Seat Down (SAE) 53.0 cu. ft.
- Curb Weight: Minimum Weight (No Options) 3,854 lb.
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 4,916 lb.
Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous
Motor Horsepower (SAE)
Motor Horsepower (Metric)
Motor Torque (SAE)
Motor Torque (Metric)
Drive Battery Type
Drive Battery Capacity
Drive Battery Voltage
Drive Battery Energy
Drive Battery Output
Drive Battery Weight
On-Board Charger Power
Charging Port Compatibility
The port conforms to the SAE J1772 and Combined Charging System (CCS) standards, allowing for use with a variety of common charging networks.
AC and DC Fast Charge (DCFC)
Charging Cable Type
A 120 V charging cable is included with every Niro EV. Designated storage space is provided inside the rear cargo area.
120 V Charging Status Indicator Light
Located on the dashboard, the charging status indicator provides charge status at a glance from inside or outside of the vehicle.
Charging Port Lock
The charging port lock on the Niro EV’s central door-locking system makes securing the nozzle simple.
AC Normal Charge Time (100% @ 120V w/ In Cable Control Box)
Approx. 2.5 Days
AC Normal Charge Time (100% @ 6.6 kW EVSE)
Approx. 9 Hours, 35 Minutes
DC Fast Charge Time (80% @ 50 kW EVSE)
Approx. 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
DC Fast Charge Time (80% @ 100 kW EVSE)
Approx. 1 Hour
Regenerative Braking w/ Steering Wheel-Mounted Paddles
As part of the electric powertrain, the Niro EV captures energy created by braking and turns it into electric charge. This can be controlled by the driver via paddles mounted to the steering wheel, allowing for variable levels of deceleration and an integrated driving experience.
Battery Heating System
Helpful in cold weather, the Niro EV’s battery heating system pre-warms the battery while the vehicle is connected to the charger, helping to maximize battery performance and driving range.
This electric version plus an additional 20 liters in the nose due to the position of the batteries.
Head and legroom are down slightly on what’s offered by the hybrid and plug-in variants but thanks to a set of slim front seate.
The nero looks set to challenge some of the most practical cars in its class when it comes to space. The new nero ev is just one of 14 electric cars the kia will launch by 2027 at a rate of two per year.
The first nero electric car will arrive in the uk later in 2022 with final specs still to be announced.