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Kia May Make An All-Electric Niro Crossover

As previously rumored, Kia execs are considering manufacturing an all-electric version of the Niro crossover — mostly owing to the model’s current hybrid modality, utility, and size, and also to increasingly strict emissions mandates in major markets.

Kia Niro

If Kia does follow through with the “considerations,” then the all-electric version of the Niro will join the Soul EV and the Ioniq EV amongst Kia’s all-electric options.

The recent comments were made by Kia Motors operating chief Tae-Hyun Oh in an interview with the UK’s Car Dealer magazine.

Autoblog provides a bit more: “Kia has sold more than 1,000 Niro hybrid vehicles since that model debuted in August. An all-electric Niro would be based on the same platform as the Kia Ioniq. That model has hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric variants, reflecting what Kia said earlier this year was a three-pronged attack to broaden the Ioniq’s exposure. The all-electric version of the Ioniq, which debuted in South Korea earlier this year and is slated to start sales in the US by the end of 2016, has a 28-kilowatt-hour battery pack that provides a single-charge range of about 110 miles.”

Considering that the all-electric version of the Ioniq has sold pretty well in South Korea to date, I would guess that an all-electric version of the Niro would likely do so as well.

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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