Kia Niro BEV spec released

Discussion in 'Hyundai/Kia' started by JyChevyVolt, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    64 kWh battery
    100 kW charging
    238 mile range
    200 HP
    Release date: Second half 2018
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2018
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  2. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    Wifey gave thumbs up. I'll be placing a order.
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  3. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

  4. WadeTyhon

    WadeTyhon Active Member

    Hey, spec wise it is a Bolt EV! :)

    That is great that it is launching this year. This is the perfect size vehicle if you ask me.

    Hopefully Kia ups production and the Niro vastly outperforms previous Kia/Hyundai plug-ins.
  5. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    Kia probably benchmark the Bolt. The key difference is charging speed and adaptive cruise control. On road trips, the difference will become apparent.
  6. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    Kia targeted 240 miles. Pretty close. This 238 miles is way different than the Bolt 238 miles. With heat pump and fast charging speed, the range difference is two folds.

    The German magazine did the test. The best performance came from Hyundai. The worst performance came from Bolt.
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  7. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    Niro EV will come with 40kWh and 64kWh version. The same with Kona EV.

    No longer range Ioniq BEV and Soul EV.
  8. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Do you have a source for that?
  9. silversod

    silversod New Member

    I went for a test drive in the 2018 Kia Niro '3' Hybrid model today and was nicely surprised at this compact crossover SUV. I really liked it.

  10. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    The new article says the Ioniq will have more range. Does anyone here know how to read Korean? I've been using Google translation and sometimes it flakes out.
  11. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the link. That's awesome!
    I can struggle through a few languages, but Korean isn't one of them. Luckily, I'm fluent in Google Translate.
    Do you read Korean?
  12. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    No, I'm using Google translation.

    I have setup a table with translation and Google search through news article. Took me a year to set up all the keywords. I got a huge database of words that I use to search.

    Hyundai = 현대
    Kia = 기아
    Niro EV = 니로EV
    Kona EV = 코나EV
    Bolt EV = 볼트EV
    Ioniq = 아이오닉
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018 at 8:13 PM
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  13. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Ha! That's pretty cool. Cheers!

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