Kia Niro can be Kia’s next electric car

Kia Niro


Kia’s first dedicated hybrid could have an EV version.


Kia Niro is the equivalent to Hyundai’s IONIQ and will share a lot of components since Kia and Hyundai are sister companies.

Both were designed as hybrid cars, with plug-in versions. While IONIQ is bound to have hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions, Kia Niro doesn’t have the fully electric version confirmed yet, only hybrid and plug-in hybrid.

At the moment an EV version of the Niro is only an hypothesis, but  there is a strong chance to become reality.

For now we have to content with Kia and Hyundai bet on PHEVs, particularly on the Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid and the soon to be released Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid.

If Hyundai IONIQ EV version proves its success, Kia Niro EV has bigger chances to become real. It amazes me why Toyota doesn’t do the same and make an EV version of Prius.



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Pedro Lima

More than natural resources, are wasted human resources that bothers me the most. That's why I'm a strong advocate of a society based on cooperation, not competition, that helps every individual to reach his full potential so that he can contribute back to society. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs".

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3 Responses

  1. Rafael, Barcelona "Spain". says:

    Hola ¿Se sabe que velocidad maxima tendra el Niro en modo ele trico?. ¿Sera superior a los ridiculos 45km/h de Toyota Synergy drive?.

    • Pedro Lima says:

      The hybrid version of the Hyundai IONIQ can go up to 120 km/h in electric mode. The Kia Niro should do the same.

  2. Rafael, Barcelona "Spain". says:

    Muchas gracias por la contestación Pedro Lima le estoy muy agradecido.

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