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Thursday, October 18, 2018

KIA presents the perfect combination for consumers who need efficient vehicles

South Korean automotive manufacturer, KIA Motors Corporation has been released their brand-new electric car named KIA Niro EV at the 2018 Busan International Motor Show, on Monday, June 6, 2018. With its extended mileage of 380 kilometers or 236 miles, these fully electric-powered vehicle combines the driving pleasure with attractive design and crossover utility with zero-emission powertrain.
KIA Niro EV made its debut at the 2018 Busan International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2AgcZXS)
Niro EV occupies a unique position in the market as a crossover utility vehicle. Smart packaging, high practicality and distance, make Niro EV offer more than other electric vehicles. Buyers will also benefit from various technologies in EV-exclusive cars, new safety features, prominent exterior and interior designs.

"KIA Niro EV goes on sale in Korea during the second half of this year and will be introduced to other markets in time," Han-woo Park said, President and CEO of KIA Motors Corporation.

Front side view of KIA Niro EV. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yKst4e)
He also explained that Niro EV will become the second electric vehicle sold globally by KIA following the popular Soul EV. This shows the progress made by KIA in providing vehicles that are comfortable, practical, and fun to drive as zero-emission vehicles.

Niro EV is designed at KIA design centers in California, United States, and Namyang, South Korea. These EV is to combine the practicality and attractiveness of CUV with a sleek and aerodynamic body. As an electric car, Niro EV shows greater efficiency on the streets.
Left side view of KIA Niro EV. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yKst4e)
The KIA designers and technicians also added blue elements to the main lights and redesigned the DRL (daytime running light) form along with the logo on the face. The rest, car owners can also experience the latest technology and safety features that KIA applies to the Niro EV.

Because it carries an environmentally friendly car, the interior of this car in the dashboard area is colored with blue trim. The appearance of the car's dashboard and interior is slightly different from the concept version that was exhibited at CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January 2018.

In addition, the owner of the KIA Niro EV can also use the new mood lighting system which is presented around the center console and the transmission lever. You can choose six colors including white, gray, bronze, red, green and blue. 

In the profile, the character line is thin and the pointed rear window emphasizes the profile of a slim car car, while allowing more space for the sturdy wheel arches of Niro EV. This car uses new 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels with a touch of diamond-cut two-tone color, which is also equipped with a KIA regenerative braking system.
Dashboard view of KIA Niro EV. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yKst4e)
However, the added value is also evident from its accommodation capabilities. This 2,700 mm wheelbase car promises comfort for drivers and passengers with dimensions of 4,375 mm x 1,805 mm x 1,560 mm (L x W x H). They even dare to mention luggage with a capacity of 451 liters more than plug-in hybrid cars or other electric cars. 

The KIA Niro EV carries a lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 64 kWh. With a full battery condition this car can travel as far as 380 km. To recharge the battery, and the owner is enough to do the battery charger for 54 minutes to get 80% of battery condition. Besides that, the customers can choose another package with an optional a 39.2 kWh lithium-polymer battery, with a range of up to 240 kilometers (149 miles) for a single charge. 
Rear side view of KIA Niro EV. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2CRjz9O)
The battery that is located below the car's body and it can produce the power of 201 hp with a torque of 395 Nm. And the acceleration capabilities from 0 to 100 km/h can be reached in 7.8 seconds. In addition, another advantage of placing such batteries is that the NiroEV has a center of gravity like a sedan or hatchback. And made the car becomes more stable and comfortable when driving, even though at a high enough speed.

Furthermore, this car also features KIA Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technology. Which has the aim to support environmentally friendly controls and reduce the risk of accidents. For this reason, the KIA Niro EV has applied an active security system consisting of collision warnings accompanied by help to avoid it, smart cruise control with intelligent stop & go and lane following assists.
Especially for the last feature (lane following assist), is a level 2 autonomous technology that serves to track the position of the vehicle in front and detect road markings so that this car remains on the right track. In addition, this feature also functions as an acceleration controller, braking and steering control via an external sensor so that the car stays within a safe distance. This feature will work in the speed range 0-130 km/hour.

But unfortunately, until now there is no information about the price of mass-produced cars. However, according to the statement of KIA Motor officials that this car will go on sale in the second half of this year in Korea and after that it will be launched in other countries. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BUSSINESS INSIDER | MOTOR TREND]
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