The Kia Niro EV has been honored with the prestigious Auto Plus 2024 Award in the Electric Vehicle category. This recognition further solidifies the commercial success of the 100% electric family crossover, which currently ranks as the top-selling electric vehicle by Kia in the French market. Kia’s commitment to electric mobility is evident, with the upcoming launch of the Kia EV9, a new 100% electric large SUV.
Celebrating Excellence in the Automotive Industry
Yesterday evening, the first edition of the Auto Plus Awards took place at the Pavillons des Etangs in Paris. This event saw the prestigious magazine acknowledge the winners of 13 categories, including the Reader’s Choice award and the Jury’s Choice award.
The Kia Niro EV: The First Choice for Electric Vehicle Enthusiasts
The Kia Niro EV emerged as the winner of the Auto Plus 2024 Award in the electric vehicle category, as voted by the magazine’s readers. The accolade acknowledges the Niro EV’s exceptional design, enjoyable driving experience, advanced technologies, and impressive range of up to 460 km (WLTP mixed cycle). In urban WLTP cycles, the range extends to an impressive 604 km.
This outstanding achievement reaffirms the Niro EV’s remarkable sales performance since its launch. Surpassing its siblings, the acclaimed Kia EV6 (European Car of the Year 2022) and the urban crossover e-Soul, the Niro EV has become the best-selling Kia electric vehicle in the French market.
According to Marc Hedrich, President of Kia France, “We are truly honored and delighted to receive the Auto Plus 2024 Award in the electric vehicle category. This recognition by Auto Plus readers reinforces the many qualities of the Kia Niro EV highlighted by the magazine’s discerning editorial team since the launch of the first-generation electric Niro in 2018. We understand the readers’ expectations align with the magazine’s high standards, making this award even more gratifying for our teams who designed this new generation of the Niro EV.”
Unmatched Design and Innovative Features
The Kia Niro EV showcases a confident design, enhanced comfort, driving pleasure, and cutting-edge technologies compared to its predecessor. With a mixed cycle range of up to 460 km (according to WLTP), a standard built-in 11 kW three-phase charger, battery preconditioning, and an increased use of recycled materials, the Niro EV stands out as a truly unique offering in the market.
Belonging to the Niro range, which also includes hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, the Niro EV is the only family crossover in its category available with three electrified powertrains. Like all Kia models, the Niro comes with the famous 7-year/150,000 km warranty, a testament to the brand’s commitment to delivering high-quality vehicles for customer satisfaction.
The Future of Electric Mobility
As a true pioneer in electric mobility, Kia has been offering electric vehicles since 2014. This year, Kia will continue its commitment to electrification with the launch of the Kia EV9, a 100% electric large SUV available in 6 or 7 seats. With the Kia EV9, Kia EV6, Kia Niro EV, and Kia e-Soul, the brand will have four of the most innovative 100% electric models in its lineup.
Kia Corporation aims to launch 15 new electric models, including the EV9, by 2027. These future releases will contribute to accelerating Kia’s transformation into a provider of sustainable mobility solutions, promoting a European approach to mobility that is responsible, collaborative, pioneering, and inspiring.
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