The Kia e-Niro named car of the year 2019
For the first time an electric vehicle wins the What Car? Car of the Year award, a strong indicator that the EV evolution continues to gain momentum. The Kia e-Niro has been named the What Car? Car of the Year 2019 at its 42nd annual awards ceremony.
In particular the EV was praised for its long-range and relatively low cost compared to more mainstream rivals. The e-Niro travels from rest to 60mph in 7.5 seconds up to a top speed of 104mph with an ‘eco’ setting that helps extend the range. The Niro rides bumps more comfortably, is composed through corners, has generous interior space with a premium feel.It also ships with technologies such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian/Cyclist Protection gives you warning signals and automatically brakes if you don’t react.
Designed at Kia’s design centres in California, USA and Namyang, Korea, the e-Niro incorporates the practicality and appeal of a crossover in a sleek, aerodynamic body with subtly sculptured surfaces. The car demonstrates that, in seeking greater on-road efficiency, electric vehicle buyers need not sacrifice emotionally engaging design or crossover versatility.
TOP SPEED 104mph
OFFICIAL RANGE (WLTP*) 282 miles
REAL RANGE 253 miles
CHARGING TIME (7KW) 9hr 50mins
INSURANCE GROUP 28
*World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure