Kia e-Niro

Kia e-Niro


Upcoming Model
$60,000

Estimated Drive Away Price

0-100 km/h
7.8s
Real Range
370 km
Consumption
17.3 kWh/100km
This electric car is not available in Australia yet, it is an upcoming Model.
Any drive away price that has been listed is an estimate only. The specifications shown have been obtained from either Kia or various public sources and may differ from the production vehicle.

The estimated Australian arrival for the Kia e-Niro is Mid 2021

 Summary

Kia has promised a foray into the Australian EV market for some time now. In 2021, it looks to finally have an answer to compete with the cheap electric cars of Australia: the e-Niro, a compact crossover-SUV that will do battle with the likes of the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric.

The Kia e-Niro is loosely based on the same underpinnings as the Hyundai Ioniq but swaps the latter’s lacklustre battery and motor combination for the more appealing configuration found in the Hyundai Kona Electric.

While the exact specification for the Australian e-Niro hasn’t yet been revealed, the fact that the e-Niro shares its powertrain with the Kona Electric — an EV loved by many at EV Mojo — is a positive sign.

With decent storage in its subcompact crossover body, it’s sure to appeal to those not quite ready to graduate to a tank-sized SUV, but appreciate the practicality and space on offer in a more city-friendly package.

By combining the underpinnings of the well-handling Ioniq with the extended range of the Kona Electric, the Kia e-Niro could just be the perfect combination of bits for an affordably-priced EV. The e-Niro will likely bring with it a 400km range, with sub-8-second to 100km/h performance. We’re also expecting charge times of under an hour if using a DC rapid charger.

The e-Niro’s success will likely hinge on Kia’s pricing strategy. While we know that Kia and Hyundai have operated independently, it’ll be interesting to see how competitively it’s priced compared to the sister car. Or, could the e-Niro mount any kind of challenge to the MG ZS EV — currently the cheapest BEV on offer? Watch this space.

Although we expect the first units of the e-Niro to land on our shores towards the middle to end of 2021, the reality could change depending on the volatile pandemic situation. But with the consequential waning of demand for EV demand in Europe opening up allocation opportunities for right-hand-drive markets, we’re keeping everything crossed that the e-Niro appears sooner rather than later.

 Performance

Power

150 kW

Torque

395 Nm

0-100 km/h

7.8s

Top Speed

167 km/h

 Battery & Range

Battery Capacity

67.1 kWh

Claimed Range

455 km

Claimed Efficiency

159 Wh/km

Consumption

17.3 kWh/100km

Real Range

370 km

Real Efficiency

173 Wh/km

 Charging

Charge Time

10 hrs 30 min

Charge Speed

35 km/h

Charge Power

7.2 kW

Charge Port

Type-2

Fastcharge Time

44 min

Fastcharge Speed

350 km/h

Fastcharge Power

77 kW

Fastcharge Port

CCS

 Other Specs

Body Type

SUV

Seating Capacity

5 Seats

Drive Type

FWD

Cargo Space

451 Litres

Max Cargo Space

1,405 Litres

ANCAP Rating

Not Tested

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