KIA: Charging forward with electric models for 202004 December 2019
With the new and updated e-Niro and the all-new Soul EV arriving in 2020, KIA will have two distinctive battery electric vehicles (BEVs) capable of 280 miles range or more on a full charge, emitting zero tailpipe emissions.
The original allocation of e-Niro models for the UK sold out within weeks of going on sale in earlier this year. For 2020, KIA Motors (UK) Limited has been assured of sufficient supply from Korea to clear the existing 3,000-customer waiting list during the first six months of the year, with even more supply promised during the second half.
With leasing rates starting from £379.99 per month, the new e-Niro benefits from LED headlights, battery heating system and an enhanced cabin package featuring 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation, telematics system with UVO Connect Services and ambient lighting. Customers who are not on the existing waiting list will be able to order the car at dealerships now for delivery from the start of July next year.
The all-new Soul EV’s order-bank opened in July this year and deliveries are due to commence in April, 2020. It features improved specification and technology over the previous model and uses the same batteries and powertrain as found in the e-Niro.
Paul Philpott, President and CEO of KIA Motors (UK) Limited commented: ‘Since launching the e-Niro at the beginning of the year, we have received unprecedented demand which has been a challenge to fulfil. As we enter 2020 with the Soul EV and e-Niro, we and our 190-strong dealer network are ready to meet customer demand for all-electric cars.’