alozzy
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Re: Another Leaf or Niro?

Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:35 pm

Kia seems to offer a warranty on the pack:
And with 10-year/100,000-mile EV System Warranty, which includes the high-voltage EV battery, the Niro EV offers a class-leading EV warranty in the U.S.
Source: https://www.kia.com/us/en/ev-faqs

Is the devil in the details? Sounds like you are saying that their warranty only covers failures and not degradation, but I can't find any other details.
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GRA
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Re: Another Leaf or Niro?

Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:24 pm

alozzy wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:35 pm
Kia seems to offer a warranty on the pack:
And with 10-year/100,000-mile EV System Warranty, which includes the high-voltage EV battery, the Niro EV offers a class-leading EV warranty in the U.S.
Source: https://www.kia.com/us/en/ev-faqs

Is the devil in the details? Sounds like you are saying that their warranty only covers failures and not degradation, but I can't find any other details.
Correct. Per one of our members from north of the border, a capacity warranty is provided for Niros in Canada. See https://www-myev-com.cdn.ampproject.org ... warranties for a comparison of U.S. warranties.

You can also access the Niro's U.S. warranty online. It's a pity as I generally like the car (beside the lack of AWD), but it implies a hotter U.S. climate is a lot tougher on the battery than a colder climate, just as you'd expect. I sent Kia an email a while back, telling them if they didn't have any confidence in their battery longevity in likely U S. conditions, why would they expect their customers to have any? BTW, Hyundai's the same.
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countryleaf
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Re: Another Leaf or Niro?

Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:58 pm

I think the front of the Niro is ugly... But that's just me probably.
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alozzy
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Re: Another Leaf or Niro?

Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:48 pm

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Land of EV pack warranties.
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danrjones
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Re: Another Leaf or Niro?

Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:07 am

I've checked out the Niro Ev a couple times in Palmdale while my leaf was being serviced. The dealers are next to each other.

I liked it. I do agree style seems a bit outdated in the front compared to the kia soul, which was redesigned more recently. The headlights are a good example. But I still liked it.

But isn't it due for a 2021 refresh?

Or the 2021 bolt?
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