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Kia e-Niro ‘4’ replaces ‘First Edition’

Kia e-Niro

Kia has announced a new trim level for the all-electric e-Niro. Replacing the ‘First Edition’, the e-Niro ‘4’ is priced from £37,495.

Standard equipment includes a new, updated, 10.25-inch touchscreen satnav with UVO Connect Services, LED headlights, ambient lighting and a battery heating system.

Inside, there’s leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, climate control, adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go, keyless entry and an eight-speaker JBL sound system.

Kia confirmed it has secured additional supply of the e-Niro to clear the 3,000 back orders it has accumulated since the car went on sale.

The Korean manufacturer said it hopes to have delivered all existing e-Niro orders within the first six months of 2020.

The original allocation of 700 e-Niro models for the UK sold out within weeks of going on sale in 2019.

An updated version of the car was available to order from the beginning of December, costing £1,500 more that the original model.

Kia says customers who are not on the existing waiting list will be able to order the car at dealerships now for delivery from the start of July next year.

The brand also confirmed it has been promised additional supply of electric models in the second half of 2020, enabling it to compete with other manufacturers such as Honda, VW Group and Mini, who all plan to launch EVs next year.

The all-new Kia Soul EV’s order-bank opened in July and deliveries of that model are due to commence in April. It features improved specification and technology over the previous model and uses the same batteries and powertrain fitted to the e-Niro.

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