Kia Releases Niro EV First Impressions Video

OCT 26 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 18

What do folks at the 2018 Paris Motor Show think of the Kia e-Niro?

First impressions of the 2019 Kia e-Niro have been outstanding. Most reviews we’ve read, written, and shared have been packed with a plethora of positive takeaways. Now, Kia’s new all-electric crossover has made its way to the 2018 Paris Motor Show and many people are getting to see it in the flesh for the first time. Of course, they’re unable to test drive the car, but they can see it, size it up, sit inside, and learn all about its specs.

Kia’s new video is brief, but it does a nice job of showing off the e-Niro, complete with people’s quotes across the bottom of the screen. Overall, the attendees seem impressed by the crossover’s styling, overall size, interior space, cabin quality, and range. It’s evident that Kia is making great strides with its vehicles in general, and especially exciting that the Korean automaker is making a concerted effort in the electric vehicle space.

Unfortunately, these cars won’t be readily available in many areas, at least initially. Kia and Hyundai EV production isn’t intended to be large-scale at first, and on our shores, the vehicles will only be sold in select states. However, this is still the early stages of what could turn out to be a much more substantial push for the EV segment is a whole.

Video Description via Kia Motors Worldwide on YouTube:

First Impression | e-Niro | Kia

Attendees at #PMS2018 talk about what they love most about the #eNiro, #Kia’s first all-electric crossover. #KiaeNiro #ParisMotorShow2018

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18 Comments on "Kia Releases Niro EV First Impressions Video"

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Amt

Home Run ! 🙂

Brian

LG Chem cells I assume? The battery is probably the bottleneck. I’m sure LG Chem is doing all they can to secure more supply and production capability. This may be the greatest thing to hold back EVs in the next few years.

theflew

I don’t think LG Chem has said they have any problems scaling to meet demand just like Panasonic hasn’t.

Brandon

LG Chem cells are to be used in the Hyundai Kona, while SK Inovation cells will be used in the Kia Niro.
https://electricrevs.com/2018/10/26/2019-kia-niro-ev-vs-2019-hyundai-kona-electric/

Mitesh Damania

No leg room in the back. DOA unpractical SUV.

Sunny Minnesota

I call BS on you…have you ever sat in a Niro? We have a 6’4″ (nearly 2m) tall kid that can sit back there comfortably.

silversod

Ditto I have the Kia Niro hybrid & the legroom in the rear seats is huge.

Brian

People don’t use their backseat, who are you kidding? 😉

You must be a US citizen. In the rest of the world the backseats are frequently used. 😉

Me

If you’re Chewbacca maybe.

VT Leaf

Maybe you’re thinking of the Kona?

Positron

I tested back seats at Paris Motor Show and room for legs is fine. No problem for a “normal” size adult !

Tom

As already mentioned, you sir are mistaken. You must be thinking of a different vehicle. By the way got my 2018 PHEV LX (Gravity Blue) on Aug 15th. As of today have 11,000 miles on it. Yep…over 1000 miles per week. Love it. And it is an insanely good value. The PHEV version has a much higher level of standard features than the HEV version AND is cheaper after tax credits. The amount of tech in this vehicle for something that net prices in mid 20s is really good.

Oh and the back seats have extraordinary room and also of note the hatchback style allows for the roof line to remain straight which adds an incredible amount of headroom and feeling of open space as compared to something like a Volt where you feel like you are in solitary confinement in the back seat.

John

Wait for Chrysler Portal!

JoeInTheUK

I agree with others, you’ve mixed it up with the Kona, all the reviews talk about how much legroom the Niro has.

Al D

Consumer Reports complained about the Tesla Model 3 rear seats. That would make it even more unpractical by your standards.

JoeInTheUK

Would you please stop posting stories about the Niro.
The wait time to get one is looking bad enough as it is, i really dont want to be putting my order in a year ahead.

Al D

A few years from now, EV’s from several major manufacturers should be better and less expensive, including this one and the Kona. I still won’t be interested until battery technology and safety make that next leap – hopefully into 100% solid-state.