Since its launch in 2018, the Kia e-Niro has acquired a growing list of back orders. For 2020 Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. says it has worked alongside Kia Motors Corporation in Korea to increase the UK supply to satisfy customers and in July, Kia UK delivered more e-Niros in one month than in the entirety of 2019. Now, into H2 of 2020, availability has been increased even further, allowing for the shortest lead times for the MY20 e-Niro since launch. Customers who order a MY20 e-Niro now can expect to receive their car in September, in time for the new ‘70’ registration plate change or during Quarter Four.
This increase in UK allocation for e-Niro also supports back orders, which Kia says are now significantly reduced. Additionally it provides the 186-strong Kia dealer network with the opportunity to display more demonstrator models, allowing customers to see and feel the car.
The increase in supply is focussed mainly on the e-Niro, however additional supply has also been added to the UK allocation of Soul EVs.
Paul Philpott, President and CEO, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. commented on the news “The Niro family has brought increased variance, style and eco credentials to our UK product offering. With the additional e-Niro availability coming to our shores it places our dealer partners in a better position to satisfy the huge demand we have received for the vehicle. What’s more, the recently launched Soul EV adds to this ability to give our customers what they want, when they want it.”
The MY20 e-Niro ‘4’ grade offers 201 bhp (150kW) through its pure electric drivetrain and provides a zero tail pipe emission range of 282 miles driving range (combined) or 382 miles in a city environment. It’s also offers convenience features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.