e-niro 2019 awards

Kia e-Niro review

Manufacturer price from:£36,495
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The Kia e-Niro is the 2019 What Car? Car of the Year and the first ever electric car to win our biggest accolade.

Key to its appeal is its phenomenal range between charges which, in our own independent Real Range tests, breaks the 250-mile barrier. Thats the sort of distance youd usually only expect to get from far more expensive electric cars, such as the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model S.

The e-Niro is roughly the same size as a Nissan Qashqai, so its closest rival is the Hyundai Kona Electric – a car that actually uses the same basic battery and electric motor. However, look beyond the family SUV class and other electric cars in this price bracket include the BMW i3, Nissan Leaf and VW e-Golf.

Range and price aside, though, is the Kia e-Niro a good car in the wider sense? Read on and we’ll tell you all you need to know. And don’t forget to check out our latest deals if you decide to buy a Kia, or indeed any other new car.

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