Kia e-Niro available by the end of 2018

Kia has unveiled its newest electric vehicle, the e-Niro SUV which will have a European homologated WLTP combined cycle range of up to 301 miles when it goes on sale at the end of the year.

The car will be fully revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October, joining Kia’s low emission range of existing electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

The model will available with a choice of two batteries: a high-capacity 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery with a travelling combined range of up to 301 miles, or the standard 39.2kWh battery with a range up to 193 miles.

E-Niro uses a range of technologies to enhance the car’s range and improve battery efficiency, including regenerative braking, Coasting Guide Control (CGC), and Predictive Energy Control (PEC). CGC and PEC work by providing the driver advice on when they could cost in order to harvest additional energy, by using the navigation system to account for upcoming corners and topographic changes.

Full UK specification, pricing and sale date is expected to be announced after the Paris Motor Show.