2019 Kia e-Niro: Everything You Need To Know


This short video hits all the right talking points for the upcoming Kia Niro EV (e-Niro).

As the U.S. launch of the 2019 Kia e-Niro draws near, we are seeing an influx of new reviews and videos. While some people love our video coverage, others don’t have time to watch or simply can’t view videos due to their internet connection, location, situation, etc. Every once in a while, we come across a nice, concise video that covers all the right bases in a quick and efficient manner. NewMotoring has achieved just that, and its Kia Niro EV overview video share is worth a look.

NewMotoring speaks to the impressive range of the Kia e-Niro. Additionally, while it’s not going to win many races, its instant torque and respectable acceleration should be enough to satisfy or even surprise many drivers, especially for a sizable SUV. The publication notes that it will be driving the all-electric crossover soon. Once that video is released, we’ll surely provide it for our readers.

Have you seen the Kia e-Niro? More importantly, have you driven it? We’d love to read your opinions in the comment section below.

Video Description via NewMotoring on YouTube:

This is the all-new 2019 Kia e-Niro, the all-electric version of the Niro and the step brother to the Hyundai Kona. The Niro was designed from the ground up to be a hybrid and an EV, rather than a normal SUV with electric power squeezed in, and the e-Niro will go on sale in April 2019.

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22 Comments on "2019 Kia e-Niro: Everything You Need To Know"

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Might be the best looking BEV front end on the market. Except that charging port cover.

Behind every Tesla.

Is this a 50 state car?

No… And that is all I need to know since it won’t be for sale where I live…

Model3 Owned- Niro EV TBD -Past-500e and Spark EV,

Come over to high taxation loving sunny California–we’ll gladly take your funds from you to support our CARB diet.

Sure, then I manage to drive it home and if it ever needs service, I have to bring it back to California?


I think it doesn’t matter because you can’t buy one, and won’t be able to for years.

Reservations have stopped in Norway at 6200.

Go Kia! GM has abdicated their leadership by producing a vehicle which they refuse to market and which has gimmicky, reportedly uncomfortable seats (unforgivable) and a cheap interior

I have tried the seats in Opel Ampere-E (the Bolt equivalent) and it is strange. The seat of the front seats are very narrow. I do not know how they ended up with that, the car spacey enough.

The Bolt was designed by GM Korea (formerly Daewoo), and I suspect the ass width of the 95th percentile Korean male is significantly narrower than the 95th percentile American male. Either that or GM intentionally sabotaged the car, which I wouldn’t put past them.

I have a Kia Niro PHEV. Although I am overall very happy with it, it is very overpriced. Build quality is excellent, but material choice is more like low $20k car instead of the $36k price. Other concerns are huge depreciation (Kia plus any hybrid/EV), lack of OTA updates poor Kia HQ response overall to their other problems, and many other options coming available, I won’t be buying another Kia.

I have one too! Except mine was $24,500 after federal tax credit. The performance, room, and utility are stellar. Very Audi-like layout of the interior and also general exterior styel (see Audi A3 circa 2010) due to them hiring the Audi dude for design. Even the volume and AC knobs click like an Audi. Couple cheap pieces of plastic as in exterior and interior door handles. Shifter too. Otherwise interior materials way above average. Yeah the app sucks but it has already had upgraded website/app since I bought it in August. Yesterday I pre-heated my car leaving work because I’m parked 4 blocks away. That’s pretty amazing. Twice taken it on 1500 mile road trips. Very supportive seats and road quite well long distance. The adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, lane keep assist, etc are all dead on and everything is configurable and easily/intuitively turned on/off including the scheduled recharge which I use to avoid peak rates at home. For $36,000 you must have gotten the very top end with leather and all that. Perhaps it’s low quality leather. That’s common. I doubt I’ll get another leather interior because that Audi I had was insanely nice leather and I don’t… Read more »


Just a request, could you reserve the phrase “U.S. launch” for vehicles that will be sold in all fifty states, and use the phrase “CARB states launch” for vehicles that will only be sold in those states?

I know your intent is not to mislead, but the phrase does set up expectations that the manufacturers will not fulfill.


When the information is available we will always attempt to be more clear. Thank you.

Can’t try one. None scheduled for North Carolina! I want one but dealers aren’t helping

saw the 2018 PHEV at the Chicago Auto show last February, out of all the EV’s at the show, my wife and I liked this one the most, next to the Audi e-tron which we first saw in February 2017…

Is a hitch carrier available for this car? For Kona I hear it is not, at least not officially from Hyundai.

Not many kia dealerships near me in Los Angeles, might decide for new electric kona because of proximity of dealerships and price difference.

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