Kia e-Niro Car of the Year 2019
Added: 29 January 2019
The all-new zero-emissions Kia e-Niro has been named What Car? Car of the Year 2019. It marks the first time an all-electric car has ever won the prize.
The all-new e-Niro ‘First Edition’ model, available at Chapelhouse Kia dealerships from 1st April, also collected the ‘Best Electric Car 2019’ prize.
The e-Niro can achieve an incredible class-leading 282 miles in between charges.
The all-electric e-Niro comes off the back of the Niro hybrid and Niro plug-in hybrid in Kia’s dedication to eco-friendly motoring. It has been designed to merge crossover-inspired design with long-range, zero-emissions driving and enjoyable performance.
In its review, What Car? said of the award-winning EV: “The Kia e-Niro pulls off a trick that many electric cars have thus far failed to do, and that’s to be a fantastic electric car – one with a long range – as well as a good car in other respects.
“As well as offering better performance than its immediate rivals, the e-Niro is more spacious for passengers… Throw in its decent infotainment system and oodles of equipment, it is a very fine car.”
Commenting on the awards ceremony, which saw Kia also pick up gongs for the all-new Ceed, Picanto city car and Stinger GT, President and CEO of Kia Motors (UK) Paul Philpott said: “It’s a great honour to win the top prize at this year’s What Car? awards, which are so highly regarded in the industry and by customers.
“This is an important moment for Kia in the UK as this is a perfect accumulation of years of growth and development, with the e-Niro representing the future of our brand.”
Kia Motors recently announced record sales in 2018 and growth in the UK for the tenth consecutive year.
“To come away with five awards,” Philpott continued, “shows the breadth of our product line-up and is a testament to how far the brand has grown since launching in the UK. Cars such as the Picanto and Ceed remain a staple for Kia, while the e-Niro and Stinger show our ability in the surprise the industry with advancements in technology and engineering.”
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