The Niro e-car, manufactured by KIA Motors, the second biggest automaker in South Korea, has been named “best small electric car for long distances” by the What Car website.
Niro has been widely applauded for being capable of 455 km on a single charge, its spacious interior and affordable price, the German news agency reported.
Since its launch in January 2019, the e-Niro got great reviews in the UK, and it has been named Car of the Year and Best Crossover Car during the "What Car" ceremony, KIA stated.
In 2019, the host of CNN's Supercharged program drove the e-Niro for around 370 km, from London to Paris on a single charge.
In December 2020, KIA Motors, owned by Hyundai Motors Group in South Korea, was crowned “EV Manufacturer of the Year” at the 2020 GreenFleet Awards, which selects companies and vehicles that contribute to reducing emissions.