The Kia Niro is a hybrid subcompact crossover manufactured by the manufacturer since 2016. A plug-in version, called the e-Niro (who would have guessed it?) then followed at the end of 2017. You can spot the e-Niro over the standard Niro hybrid and Plug-in PHEV thanks to those flashes of blue trim near the daytime running lights and around the air intakes. It also has differently styled alloy wheels which aid aerodynamics and efficiency and a filled-in front grille which houses the charging port.
The Kia e-Niro is a stylish looking, well-equipped electric SUV, with a big boot and a range of more than 280 miles. The interior is filled with soft-touch plastics and piano black trim of the quality you’d expect to find in those posh cars from Germany. There are no confusing engine combinations to choose from either as it only comes with a 64kWh electric motor.
If you’re looking for an electric SUV you will find that alternatives such as the Nissan Leaf and the Hyundai Kona Electric (with which the e-Niro shares its electric technology) are cheaper, but the e-Niro is more practical and comes with an impressive list of standard kit for a sensible price.
“With all the versatility of a crossover and an all-electric range of 385 km, it’s the only vehicle you will ever need.”