The all-new Kia e-Niro, now available at GWR Kia, has been awarded this years “Gamechanger” at the 2019 Autocar awards.
The award is only given to cars that offer something new, fresh and to a high standard. This class is highly contested as manufacturers continually innovate both in technology and style. The award for the new e-Niro comes just a year after the all-new Stinger won the same award in 2018.
The all-new e-Niro combined beautifully a balance of ergonomic crossover design with outstanding electric performance, offering an impressive range of up to 282 miles. As a result, Kia delivered a 100% electric car with zero emissions, while retaining an extremely enjoyable performance. The e-Niro comes with a powerful 64kwh battery that has the ability to charge up to 80% in as little as 54 minutes. Ideal for long distance journeys.
Mark Tisshaw, Autocar Editor, commented: “The e-Niro is a battery-powered crossover that hits the sweet spot for range, performance, packaging and price. It places Kia at the very top of the practical electric class – even ahead of models seen as class-leading only a year or two ago. The e-Niro makes an ideal choice for an owner buying a first electric car or choosing one as an only car.”
Collecting the award, Simon Hetherington, Commercial Director at Kia Motors (UK) Ltd said: “We are thrilled the e-Niro has been named a Game Changer by Autocar. This is a tremendous achievement for the e-Niro and indeed for Kia. The positive impact this car has had on our brand, is as strong and important as what Stinger did for us at launch in 2017. This car has come at the right time and this is evident by the huge demand we are experiencing.”