Kia UK is launching a new nationwide ‘Electric Experience’ event to give customers the chance to get hands-on with Kia’s latest electrified models, including the all-new Niro for the first time. The events demonstrate Kia’s leadership in electrification and provide customers with the opportunity to explore an all-new Niro EV, all-new Sportage and EV6.
Electric Experience events are being held across Kia’s 191 dealerships up and down the country, starting in the south east before working their way north. The ‘Electric Experience’ events run dealer-by-dealer until early July, and are available to all members of the public who book a place via the website: www.kiaelectricexperience.co.uk.
Every event will allow customers to sit in and get up close to an all-new Niro EV for the first time, as well as an all-new Sportage and a ground-breaking fully-electric EV6. Electric vehicle experts will also be available to answer questions and customers will walk away with hands-on knowledge about Kia’s latest electrified range.
The Kia Niro was introduced in 2016 as a fully electrified model, initially launched with a Hybrid powertrain followed shortly after by the Niro Plug-in Hybrid. The fully electric e-Niro was added in early 2018 and has since become the second best-selling electric car in the UK. Available with the same three distinct powertrains, the all-new Niro will build on the outgoing model’s success, and as Kia’s second most popular model range after the Sportage. Specifications and pricing will be announced in due course.
The fifth-generation Sportage is available with an extensive electrified model line-up that includes mild-hybrid (MHEV), hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains that offer excellent fuel economy, low emissions, and in the case of the PHEV variant, an electric driving range of up to 43 miles.
Winner of the European Car of the Year 2022 and 2022 What Car? Car of the Year, the EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated EV based on the company’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Its high-tech design eliminates many of the compromises faced by EVs built on platforms designed to accommodate internal combustion engines. As a result of its E-GMP underpinnings, the EV6 has a class-leading interior space, up to 328-miles driving range and 800V ultra-fast charging capabilities enabling customers to charge from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes.
Leading the way in electrification, Kia will launch 14 fully electric models by 2027 as part of its global ‘Plan S’ strategy.