The Kia Niro is a C-segment SUV which has been in production since 2016. Globally, it is offered in three variants – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric. If the latest social media post by Kia Lucky Motor Corporation (KLMC) is anything to go by then it’s the electric variant (EV) which might be introduced in Pakistan. Though it is not known yet when it will be launched. However, it is safe to assume that whenever the launch takes place, it would be of a CBU unit.
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Kia Niro EV Price in Pakistan
There is no official word from the company about this EVs launch in the country and therefore one can only guess its price. It may cost anywhere from Rs.7m to Rs.8m in Pakistan.
Kia Niro EV Specs
Kia Niro EV teased in the company’s video has two powertrain options:
- Single electric motor producing 201 hp and 394 Nm of torque – This variant will come fitted with a 64 kWh lithium-ion battery which will take the car to 385 km in a single charge.
- Single electric motor producing 130 hp and 394 Nm of torque – This variant will come fitted with a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion battery which will take the car to 288 km in a single charge.
Local Competitors and Their Price
If and when launched in Pakistan, this C-segment electric SUV will compete with the likes of MG ZS EV and others. The MG ZS EV is priced over Rs.6.2m. If launched at Rs.7m or more, Kia Niro EV will face a tough competition from the MG ZS EV though the specs and features difference between the two may offset this competition.
What may further affect the sales of Kia Niro in Pakistan is its generation. Globally, Kia has introduced the 2nd generation of this SUV in 2021, while the Niro teased in the company’s social media post is of the older generation.
If you are interested in viewing this SUV upclose, you can visit Kia’s dealerships in four major cities of Pakistan, including Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Faisalabad.
Karachi Premier Venues
Jan (5 – 9): Kia Motors Macca, Gulshan-e-Jamal
Jan (10 – 13): Kia Motors Clifton
Jan (14 – 18): Kia Motors Society, Eissa Nagri
Jan (18 – 23): Kia Motors Lucky One, Gulberg Town
Let us know if you think Kia is actually serious in introducing this electric SUV in Pakistan? Don’t forget, the company has previously in 2020 teased these vehicles. Also, let us know what you think is the future of EVs in Pakistan.
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