- e-Niro wins ‘Eco Award’ at the Carwow Car of the Year awards
- Impressive 282-mile, practicality and standard high levels of kit impressed judges
- e-Niro experiences unprecedented success since its UK launch
Following a hugely successful launch period for the e-Niro, Kia’s award winning all-electric car has once again shown its industry leading credentials by winning the coveted ‘Eco Award’ at the Carwow awards 2019. This win adds to the already long list of industry recognition this year, such as winning both What Car? and Driving Electric’s ‘Car of the Year’. It was also awarded ‘Affordable Electric Car of the Year’ at the Auto Express Awards and ‘Game-Changer’ at the Autocar Awards.
Alongside its PHEV and hybrid versions, the e-Niro impressed the Carwow judges with its 282-mile range powered by a 150kW pure electric powertrain with batteries that can be recharged to 80 per cent in just 54 minutes. Other features which clinched the win for the e-Niro include the crossover styling and premium brand level of technology and safety features.
[Iain Robertson], Sales Manager at Leven Kia Edinburgh commented on the recent award win; “Kia has a fantastic range of electric models, which can be easily tailored to match our customer’s needs. For example, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid is also proving to be a popular choice with the people of Edinburgh. For more information on the latest Kia eco range, visit Leven Kia Edinburgh/Selkirk to speak with one of our friendly representatives on making the switch to a greener vehicle.”
Also commenting on the award win, Mat Watson, Carwow Editorial Director, added “Kia has given the car market a huge shock with the electric e-Niro. It proves you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a spacious, practical electric car with great levels of tech and a battery that all but eliminates range anxiety”.
Awards are not the only area the e-Niro has seen success; global customer demand has been huge and specifically in the UK every single unit allocated to the country was sold within a month of the vehicle going on sale in April 2019. Customers are now looking forward to receiving their new e-Niros in 2020 where it will be joined by Kia’s second-generation Soul EV in the all-electric product offering – further developing customer choice.