The fully electric version of the Kia Niro has been unveiled today at an EV Expo in Korea.

The Niro EV is set to make its European debut at the Paris motor show this September.

In comparison to the hybrid Niro, the EV model features ‘arrowhead’ LED running lights and a blanked-out radiator grille, within which sits the charge port.

Power is stored within a 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack that the company claims can support a driving range of more than 380 km (236 miles).

A version with a smaller 39.2 kWh battery would also be offered, with a range of 240 km (150 miles).

The Niro EV is expected to go on sale in Korea during the second half of 2018, with other markets to follow.

Alex Kefford


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