KIA e-NIRO WINS ECO AWARD AT 2019 CARWOW CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Friday, 18 October 2019

  • e-Niro wins ‘Eco Award’ at the 2019 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 2019 carwow awards. This win adds to the already long list of top tier industry recognition this year, such as winning both What Car? and Driving Electric’s ‘Car of the Year’, ‘Affordable Electric Car of the Year’ at the Auto Express Awards and ‘Game-Changer’ at the Autocar Awards.

Sat 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 notable points which clinched the win for the e-Niro was the single grade, feature rich customer offering, crossover styling, convenient practicality and premium brand levels of technology and safety features.

Commenting on the award win, Mat Watson, carwow Editorial Director, said “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 is 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.

Commenting on the e-Niro’s success, Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. said “The e-Niro continues to be a significantly important car for Kia Motors, its qualities which have been applauded by multiple industry awards, our customers and championed by our 190-strong dealer network are state-of-the-art all packaged in a body style ever growing in consumer demand. Demand for these vehicles has been significant and in 2020 we plan to be able to offer customer significantly more supply of EVs, but also an all-new EV model, the Soul EV”.

To learn more about the e-Niro, visit the Kia press office website, here: https://www.kiapressoffice.com/models/All-New-e-Niro

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