ElectricEddy
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:29 pm

edatoakrun wrote:[quote=
I don't get the Niro and Kona BEV's textured front grills.

Probably an attempt to reduce the airflow wake over the rear of the car:

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/ae ... 0215.shtml

However when the dimples are filled with bug stuff it will definitely reduce the affect .
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:43 am

Lots of nice features pointed out in the english subtitles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rD8-3c9NHQ
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:55 am

That looks awesome! Love the creative/open cargo space up front, and the **regen paddles** on the steering wheel!

I've been considering a Bolt to replace our Leaf, but might hold out for this even if it's a year or two, based on the slightly better cargo space (more horizontal, less vertical) and especially the better/more conventional interior. Don't love the exterior styling of either but coming from a 13 Leaf well... obviously not my first priority.

Hope they are able to make this in larger numbers, and sooner, than what Hyuandai is doing with the Ioniq and Kona.
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:00 am

Kia's US website now has a page dedicated to the 2019 Niro EV: https://www.kia.com/us/en/content/vehic ... 19-niro-ev

It says "The all-new 2019 Kia Niro EV has debuted internationally, expanding upon the Niro model family of hybrid crossovers and is set to arrive in the US at the end of 2018.1 This highly-anticipated electric vehicle has an electric motor that provides an estimated 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft. of torque."

Clicking on the disclaimer associated with that statement leads to: "1. Expected availability winter 2018 in select markets in limited quantities."

Hurry up and make these, Kia! I've decided I just can't get excited enough about the Bolt to buy one.
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:10 pm

As someone who was seriously looking at the Mitsubishi PHEV I'm very leery of someone first saying "end of 2018" and then following it up with "winter of 2018".........which is easily changed to spring of 2019 and eventually summer of 2019...... :(
I hope I'm wrong, but don't say that you not in CARB states waiting for one of these, weren't warned....... :)
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:21 pm

Not even just CARB states in this case. The Ionic at least was limited to just California (and maybe Oregon?) when it was finally released here, and may still be only sold there.
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:35 pm

jjeff wrote:As someone who was seriously looking at the Mitsubishi PHEV I'm very leery of someone first saying "end of 2018" and then following it up with "winter of 2018".........which is easily changed to spring of 2019 and eventually summer of 2019...... :(
I hope I'm wrong, but don't say that you not in CARB states waiting for one of these, weren't warned....... :)


100% agree! The Outlander was of course on the far end of the spectrum, but this isn't my first rodeo so I automatically add a few months mentally. That said the big question is how many they'll make and where they'll ship them. I'm not expecting particularly good news in either of those, but could be surprised. It's a nice car.
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