Kia Niro begins EV testing before its debut at the Geneva Motor Show

Our photographers just hunt the fully electric version of the Kia Niro. If only a few days ago that the plug-in hybrid version has been put on sale, now the Korean automaker begins testing EV Niro in order to report to the Geneva Motor Show next March.

The Kia Niro EV will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March

The new Kia Niro EV has been hunted by the objectives of our photographers while conducting tests near the center of R & D Kia Rüsselheim, Germany.

No surprise that the Korean manufacturer intends to launch a fully electrified version. Michael Cole announced, COO Kia Motors Europe during the presentation of Kia Stonic noting that "We have plans to introduce additional models. This year Niro and plug-in hybrid and next year we will have the power Niro".

Testing along with the Kona Hyundai EV, the two models will share much of the technology and they will have the same set that Hyundai Ioniq, with an electric motor 88 kW peak power (120 hp) and a lithium ion battery, which You could have two power levels, 39.2 kWh and 64.2 kWh, so that autonomy can reach up to 350 kilometers with the most powerful and about 150 kilometers with lower power.

Korean crossover will be one of the first to have three different propulsion systems, combustion, hybridization and electrification

Además.como we can see in the pictures, on the left side of the grill the charging port is appreciated, a system with which the Niro EV can recharge 80% of its battery in less than 30 minutes using a quick charger.

Thus, Kia may provide a model with three different propulsion systems, combustion, plug and electric hybrid pure. from next March when This version is expected to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Like the new Niro PHEV, which has aesthetic changes from version combustion, the new Kia Niro EV will also feature specific features such as the position of the fog lamps, whose design and new accommodation reminiscent of the new Kia Stonic .

Camouflage simulates the escape but the EV Niro does not have them

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