Earlier this year, Popular Mechanics named the new Kia Niro its Car of the Year. The magazine specifically lauded the Niro EV crossover for its practicality, performance, design, and style; editors liked how comfortable the Niro EV was for long road trips yet how versatile it was for everyday driving.
“We picked the Niro EV for Car of the Year because it’s an electric car that would be appealing even if it weren’t electric,” remarked Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics automotive editor. That’s right — even without the Niro EV’s cost savings and environmental consciousness as a 100 percent electric vehicle, the Niro EV was still Popular Mechanics’ favorite option.
But according to Dyer, the Niro EV is a special kind of EV whose EV benefits far outweigh the sacrifices typically associated with electric vehicles. “It’s smooth, quick, and quiet,” Dyer added, “with plenty of range and an affordable price.” The 2019 Kia Niro EV earns an EPA-estimated 239-mile range, so its benefits as an electric vehicle are quite lofty alone.*
Kia was happy to accept this award for the Kia Niro EV. “When a publication with the storied reputation of Popular Mechanics selects your vehicle over the competition, it’s a momentous event,” commented Michael Cole, COO and executive vice president of Kia Motors America. “We’re proud of the Niro EV and its place in our fleet of all-electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles. At Kia we strive to provide the best vehicles possible and this reward validates our efforts.”
The award-winning Kia Niro EV is just one of many great Kia vehicles you can find at Gossett Kia South.
*239-mile all-electric range based on EPA estimates on a full battery charge. Actual range will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, vehicle maintenance, charging practice, battery age, weather, temperature and your vehicle’s condition. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. For more information on range, please see www.fueleconomy.govOpens a New Window..