Published on November 30, 2018 |
by Steve Hanley
30. November 2018 by Steve Hanley
The Kia Niro is now available in two variants: hybrid and plug-in hybrid. A third version ̵
- Electric motor with 201 hp and 291 lb.-ft. Torque
- The charge log has been changed to CCS, and the battery can now be charged at 100 kW.
- The CCS Fast Charging Charging System (CCS) is standard equipment – about 100 miles of charge in 30 minutes or 80 percent total capacity in 75 minutes of charge
- level 2 (240 V) 7.2 kWh charger requires about 9.5 hours for a full charge
Kia has not yet announced definitive prices for the 100% electric version of the Niro, but the company indicates that it will be two trim levels – EX and EX Premium. The EX version comes standard with many extras:
- 7-inch color touch screen with rear view monitor and park guide
- 6-speaker audio system (AM / FM / SiriusXM) with USB input
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Standard mobile phone rechargeable phone
- Wireless Bluetooth connection with voice recognition
- 7 airbags (dual-front advanced airbags, double-front seat airbags, side curtain) Air bags with Roll-over sensor, knee airbag driver side)
- Vehicle Safety Systems
- Traction control
- Electronic stability control
- Hill start assist
- Tire pressure monitoring system
- Forward Collision Warning
- Forward Collision Avoidance Assistant
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Blind Spot Collision Warning
- Driver Attention Warning
- Intelligent Cruise Control with Stop & Go 19659008] Rear Cross Collision Warning
- Parking Distance Warning – Forward and Backward (available)
Pop for the EX Premium and get:
- 8-inch Color Navigation 19 Touch Screen
- Tilt / Sunroof Sunroof
- LED Spotlight
- 8-speaker Harman / Kardon 20 Premium audio system with external amplifier and subwoofer
- Auto dimming mirror with homelink
- Steering wheel heater
- LED interior lighting
- Mood lighting
- Parking assistance – warning back and forth
- Deluxe scraper plate
The Kia Niro EV has many driver selectable driving and regenerative braking modes.
- Four driving modes – Eco, Normal, Sport and Eco + – that automatically adjust the regenerative braking level, climate and heating settings and even speed limits
- Drivers can use the intelligent regenerative braking system, which is operated via paddle shifters Slow the car, capture kinetic energy, bring energy back into the battery and add extra range. The driver can choose between four braking levels (0 to 3), depending on how aggressive the regeneration effort and the energy efficiency (range) are.
- With the Brake and Hold System, the paddle shifter can bring the vehicle to a complete standstill
- The regeneration brake level is adjusted by the regeneration brake level by detecting a vehicle ahead of the Niro EV and achieving a smoother ride, especially on the descent Street.
- Smart Eco Pedal Guide display on the instrument cluster, informing the driver of real-time power distribution based on accelerator input.
Kia is pretty excited about the sound of the Niro EV. That's what it says in its press release. Make it what you want:
"Part of the fun of owning electric vehicles is the futuristic aspect of the vehicle you drive. Not only is the Niro EV a real bang thanks to its powerful and torquey engine, it also produces a fantastic, technical, buzzing sound when moving, reminiscent of fast sci-fi vehicles. A former tester confessed to driving the car in parking garages just to hear the joy of the engine.
"However, the sound is actually generated by the Pedestrian Warning System, a speaker and controller assembly mounted behind the front bumper. Without them, the Niro EV would be quiet, possibly very cool, which some consider potentially dangerous for pedestrians. So the car makes its fantastic futuristic whirring so everyone knows it's coming. We apologize to those who wanted to believe that they really wanted to pilot a terrestrial spacecraft, but they can be reassured that the Niro EV is still a very sophisticated machine. "
The Niro EV has an advanced telematics system that allows the owner to remotely monitor and control a number of key vehicle functions.
- Battery and Charge Status Notifications
- Real-Time Charge Station Update
- Scheduled Charge
- Panic Notifications – The vehicle sends a notification to the server when the panic alarm is triggered and the system dials the 911 Emergency Call Service Position of the vehicle via GPS provides and a live microphone opens so that rescue workers can communicate with the vehicle occupants
- "Send-to-Car" points of interest and waypoints – owners can plan a trip with waypoints and contact the navigation system of the vehicle Send vehicle
Subject to the final pricing, the Kia Niro EV should meet a wide range of people interested in an electric SUV. It's stylish, spacious and should be fun. Kia and corporate cousin Hyundai offer electric cars that are legitimate competitors, while most other companies just talk about it. We have requested the use of a Kia Niro EV for a more detailed report, and we expect you to inform us of this closer to the actual date of sale. Stay tuned.