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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:42 pm

Bjorn Nyland video via IEVS:
Hyundai Kona Electric Compared To Kia Niro EV: Video
https://insideevs.com/hyundai-kona-electric-compared-kia-niro-ev-video/
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:19 pm

Via IEVS:
Kia Niro EV Gets Range Rating Of Over 300 Miles
https://insideevs.com/kia-niro-ev-range-over-300-miles/

301 lies WLTP, so expect EPA to be lower. It's surprising, as the smaller and lighter Kona is only rated at 300 WLTP. If this advantage holds up in EPA rating, the Niro might manage 260 miles EPA, which would really move it to the head of the class. If only it were AWD, sales would skyrocket in the U.S., assuming they can make enough and keep the price competitive with the Bolt.
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:38 pm

WhatCar review (of the Korea-spec model):
2019 Kia e-Niro review – price, specs and release date
https://www.whatcar.com/news/2019-kia-e-niro-review-%E2%80%93-price-specs-and-release-date/n17917
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Re: Kia Niro BEV

Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:10 pm

Via ABG:
Kia chasing dinero using Robert De Niro to sell e-Niro
Kia is going full meme
https://www.autoblog.com/2018/10/02/kia-e-niro-robert-de-niro-ev/

. . . the announcement at the Paris Motor Show that De Niro will lead a new advertising campaign for the Niro crossover.

The new campaign was introduced in tandem with the European debut of the all-electric version of the Kia Niro. Likewise, the De Niro campaign will strictly be used for the European market. It will include not only TV spots, but digital and print advertising, as well. In a culture that is so dependent on social media that is fueled by memes, the Niro connection seems like a no-brainer. . . .
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