Kia introduces sub-£35,000 e-Niro ‘2’ electric car with Long Range 64kwh battery

New electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) from the Korean carmaker offers up to 382 miles (615km) of range when city driving

By
Ian Osborne
March 25, 2021
Category:
EV Life

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has just opened its order books for the new Kia e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range, offering more range than any other sub-£35,000 electric car. The new model is now available to order across the UK, with customer deliveries expected to  start in July.

This model builds upon the reputation of the e-Niro which was the UK’s best-selling battery-electric car during the first two months of 2021. It accounted for almost one in five of all nationwide electric vehicle sales up to the end of February.

The new e-Niro features the same long-range 64kWh battery pack and high-power 150kW motor as higher-specification e-Niro models. The e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range is capable of travelling up to 282 miles (453km) from a single charge. This figure rises to 382 miles (615km) when city driving. Best of all it has an on-the-road price of £34,945 (before government grants).

The e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range offers the same large cabin and spacious boot as other e-Niro models, with generous space for five people and has 451 litres of cargo space. It also features an 8.0-inch touchscreen display, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera system and rear parking sensors, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and Smart Key and Button Start.

A neat touch is the battery heating system that’s fitted. This is designed to insulate and warm up the battery while the vehicle is plugged in, minimising the adverse effects of cold temperatures.

All e-Niro models, including the new ‘2’ Long Range variant, allow owners to sign up to KiaCharge, a new UK-wide integrated public charging service. KiaCharge provides easier, comprehensive access to the UK public charging network.

This provides access to more than 15,000 charge points across the UK from a single account. These include major charging networks including bp pulse, Pod Point, IONITY, Source London, Chargepoint, NewMotion, Char-gy, and ESB. Certain national and regional charging networks are also accessible via KiaCharge.

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