The New 2020 Kia Niro EV

The 2020 Kia Niro EV - Zero Emissions and Zero Compromises

Kia has created a true gem with its new crossover EV: the 2020 Kia Niro EV. In a nutshell, the line-up comprised of two members, the EX and the EX Premium, impresses with its respectable autonomy, with its spacious cabin equipped with well-designed comfort features, with its advanced safety features and technological innovations that distinguish it from its competitors. Let's see some more details.

21 January 2021 In a recent press release, a study of electric vehicle owners was conducted to determine current electric vehicle satisfaction and whether the owner would purchase another electric vehicle in the future. The criteria  of the study focused on driving enjoyment, battery range, cost of ownership, quality and reliability, ease of charging at home and finally the availability of public charging stations.

The study was split into to categories, premium battery electric vehicles and mass market battery electric vehicles. The Kia Niro EV ranked highest in mass market battery electric vehicle segment, beating out competitors like the Chervrolet Volt, Hyundai Kona EV and Nissan Leaf.

Source: J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Electric Vehicle Experrience (EVX) Ownership Study

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What's New For 2020

Both trims are front-wheel driven steel unibody vehicles that feature standard SUV height for a great view on the road and for ensuring comfortable rides with lots of space in the cabin and in the trunk. The base version is very comfortable, with 60/40 foldable rear seats, a 6-way adjustable driver seat, while the Premium trims adds leather seats, a 10-way adjustable driver seat and seat ventilation in the front. Both trims are compatible with Android as well as with Apple, and the infotainment system comes with a 6-speaker audio on the base model, with an 8-speaker audio from Harman Kardon Premium Sound on the Premium.

Other Features that Make the 2020 Niro EV Truly Stand Out

Many experts call 2019 the year of the electric SUV and, indeed, many of the world’s major auto makers have recognized the need for comfortably sized, streamlined crossovers that offer all the functionalities one can expect of an SUV, but without the emissions and the fuel expenses. The Jaguar is now offering its I-Pace, Chevy comes with its Bolt EV crossover, to mention just two of the recently launched EVs. The 2020 Kia Niro EV being a very strong competitor and unique not only due to the long range batteries that the line-up comes with, but due to the auto maker’s comprehensive approach and their definition of what makes a modern car built for the future. 

The features that make the Niro EV stand out include its stylish interior, with all the details in harmony, with well-designed ambient lighting in multiple color options, the large infotainment screen (a 7-inch unit offered as standard equipment on the base trim and an 8-inch unit on the higher trim), equipped with human-machine interface and providing the driver with accurate information regarding the range that can be covered with the battery’s current level of charge as well as about the location of nearby charging stations.

The new Kia Niro EV also includes advanced safety features that make it suitable for any driving conditions. The forward collision avoidance system, the lane change assist, the lane departure warning, the lane keeping and lane following assist, the Smart Cruise Control, the smart Stop and Go function and the various other safety options that keep the car on the lane effortlessly and adjusts the vehicle’s behavior in relation to the movement of the vehicle in front of it.

Bottom Line

The 2020 Kia Niro EV is definitely a spectacular car and a great choice for anyone looking for an electric car that does not make compromises.

Warranty and Incentives

Financial Aspects to Make the 2020 Kia Niro EV Even More Attractive

The Niro EV comes with great warranty coverage as well. The basic warranty package includes 5 years or 60,000 miles, offering the same on roadside assistance, the powertrain is covered by warranty for 10 years or 100,000 miles, the same as for the battery, these two features being an offering made only by Kia of all the players in the market today.

The initial price tag on the reliable 2020 Niro EV might seem high, but the available tax incentives make it much more affordable. The available tax credits are quite substantial, reducing the price of either model in the Niro EV line-up by 7,500 dollars.

Efficiency and Zero Emissions

The 2020 Kia Niro EV combines a full-electric, zero emissions propulsion system with attractive design, practical features and all the smart functions that can be expected of a top-of-the-range electric vehicle.

Kia has been at the forefront of environmentally conscious technological solutions for long. Relying on the experiences gained with its regular hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, the 2020 Kia Niro EV has been developed using the best features of Kia’s other successful electric vehicle model, the Soul and now offers a reliable 239-mile range, ranking the Niro EV among the most capable, strongest electric vehicles available today, just perfect for setting off without having to do a lot of planning and organizing beforehand. The special, 64 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack not only ensures great autonomy – it also charges very quickly. When the fast charging battery is plugged to the charger, the Niro EV takes less than an hour to charge to 80%. Both trims are fitted with an AC and DC Fast Charge port, with a charging cable for 120 V and lots of other accessories that make recharging quick and easy.

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