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Kia Niro EV 2022: new prices and even faster charging

Kia Niro EV 64 kWh

The Kia Niro EV 2022: what to expect? The Korean automaker unveils a new version of its flagship electric SUV: the Kia Niro EV.

When it was launched in 2018, the KIA E Niro was the first SUV to promise a combined cycle range of 289 km for the 39.2 kWh battery version and 455 km for the 64 kWh battery. Its range made it a great success within the Niro range, accounting for more than a third of Niro sales in France.

For 2022, Kia has launched a new offer under the name "Kia Niro EV".

Firstly, the addition of a 10.25-inch screen combined with the UVO Connect online service. There's also an aesthetic change to the LED taillights, with a modification to the interior design, as well as to the dashboard, which has been redesigned for the occasion.

On the battery side, a three-phase on-board charger has been introduced. On the Kia Niro EV, it reduces charging time from 9h50 to 7h at suitable charging points.

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KIA Niro EV 2022 : Performance

For 2022, the Niro EV will continue to be available in a single powertrain range with 64 kWhpowertrains, delivering 150 and 204 hp respectively.

Technology-wise, Kia has added traffic sign recognition to the new Niro EV. This enhances Drive Wise technology, the advanced driver assistance system designed to increase safety and peace of mind on the road.

In terms of key performance features, the KIA Niro EV remains unchanged from the previous version.

The Kia Niro EV is available in Motion, Active and premium trim levels.

All models feature a new 10.25" inch screen. It features the new UVO Connect online service.

Uvo Connect provides real-time information on road traffic, weather forecasts, parking and recharging stations. 

What's more, Uvo connect is fully compatible with all smartphones.

Thanks to the UVO smartphone app, you can transmit your itineraries to the navigation system, remotely control the air conditioning or locate the vehicle.

KIA Niro EV 2022: Charging and autonomy

The Kia Niro EV has a 64 kWh battery with a range of 460 km, compared with 289 km for the Kia e-Niro at 39,2 kWh battery, according to the WLTP combined cycle.

The Kia Niro EV has a Combo 2 charging socket (CCS), the European standard, which enables the battery to be charged in 41 minutes (0 to 80%) at a 100 kW station.

What's more, UVO Connect makes it possible to to remotely determine the battery's charge via the smartphone application.

The new 10.5 kW charger (optional for all models) is even faster. It allows the use of three-phase alternating current. The battery will be guaranteed for 7 years, in line with the typical KIA warranty for these models.

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KIA Niro EV 2022: Dimensions and weights

In terms of dimensions and weight, these remain unchanged despite the various design modifications.

Already well optimized on the 2018 model, space is one of the assets for this electric SUV. In fact, the trunk offers a large volume of 475 liters, reinforcing its family positioning in the face of the majority of electric cars generally possessing a smaller volume.

Dimensions and weight of the Kia Niro EV

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KIA e-Niro 2022: Availability and prices

For 2022, Kia has made its model a little more accessible. Thanks to the arrival of the new Motion trim level, entry-level prices now start at €41,990 for the 64 kWh model (excluding environmental bonus).

However, prices for the Niro EV have risen by €2,000 for the Active trim and €1,600 for the Premium trim.

But as a reminder, the ecological bonus of up to €5,000 is available to private individuals. Unlike companies, which will find themselves subject to new new terms and conditions for this bonus in 2023.

Also read: Ecological bonus 2023

Year 2022 summary for KIA Niro EV


New LED taillight design and modified interior design


New online service UVO Connect


New, more affordable entry-level model (€41,990)


On-board three-phase charger reduces charging time

Adrien-Maxime MENSAH
Adrien-Maxime MENSAH

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