Kia, which started its transformation journey in 2021 with the slogan of "Inspirational Journey", held a press event in TRNC for its new electric vehicles EV6 and Niro. At the event, the brand's electrification strategy and electric models were introduced.
Saying that they are taking firm steps towards their sustainable transportation targets, Kia Turkey General Manager Can Ağyel said: “Within the scope of the Plan S strategy announced by Kia in 2020 and our roadmap for 2030, we continue to expand our electric product range in Turkey and continue our transformation journey that started globally. Kia has announced that it will develop 2027 electric models by 14. New EV 6 and New Niro EV are our two new models developed in line with this strategy. With our vision for the future, we want to expand autonomous driving technologies in all our vehicles and reach our goals with our vehicles with electric or electric assisted motors.
Stating that 2022 percent of Kia's total sales on a global scale will be from electric vehicles by the end of 5, Ağyel said, “This rate will increase rapidly with the investment made in the future of transportation. 2026 percent of total sales in 21 and 2030 percent in 30 will come from fully electric vehicles. With the inclusion of hybrid vehicles, the share of electric and electric-assisted vehicles in total sales will reach 52 percent. Kia aims to sell 2030 million vehicles in the global arena in 1,2, 4 million of which are electric; It aims to expand connectivity and autonomous driving technologies in all its vehicles and to be the leader in the PBV (purpose-built commercial vehicle) market.”
“We will bring our new electric vehicles to Turkey in 2023”
Stating that the New EV 6 and New Niro EV attracted great attention as soon as they arrived in Turkey, Ağyel said: “We will continue to invest in our electric vehicles within the scope of our 2030 roadmap. At the end of 2023, we will bring our electric model EV 9, which has another SUV body type, to Turkey and develop the alternatives we offer to our customers in electric vehicles.
The new Kia Niro impresses with its advanced technology features Kia's environmentally friendly SUV, the New Niro, is offered for sale in both hybrid and electric versions. The new Niro is equipped with advanced technology features, increasing safety, usability and comfort for the driver and passengers. Many of these features of the new Kia Niro are standard on hybrid (HEV) and electric (BEV) Niro versions.
Kia Niro Hybrid offers a combined power of 1.6 PS and a combined torque of 32 Nm with a 141-liter gasoline engine and 265 kWh electric motor. Kia Niro EV, on the other hand, can reach a driving range of 204 km (WLTP) by combining the electric motor with 150 PS (255 kW) and 64,8 Nm torque with a 460 kWh battery. Niro, which also offers DC charging, can be charged from 50 percent to 65 percent in 100 minutes at 45 kW DC charging stations and 10 minutes at 80 kW DC stations.
The Kia Niro Hybrid and Kia Niro EV advanced driving support systems, which were offered for sale as Prestige packages at the first stage in Turkey, impress with their advanced technology features that increase passenger safety and driving comfort. All technical and hardware features in Kia Niro are offered for sale in both hybrid and electric motor options.
Kia EV6 sheds light on the future of electric cars
The Kia EV2022 model, which won the “6 Car of the Year” award in Europe, was launched in Turkey in June with the GT-Line 4×4 version. Bringing a completely new breath and a new approach to the electric vehicle world with its long range, zero-emission power-training system, advanced technology 800V ultra-fast charging and different crossover design, EV6 is Kia's special platform designed for electric vehicles (BEV) (E- It is the first car to use GMP). Kia's new design philosophy, “Combination of Opposites – Opposites United”, the electric vehicle that meets with car lovers, EV6, sheds light on the future of electric cars with its advanced features. Designed to inspire every journey with its assertive design, advanced engineering, innovative technologies and exciting performance, the EV6 is not only a green transportation vehicle, but also represents the beginning of Kia's long-term commitment to sustainable transportation at the point of materials and production.
Standing out as a dynamic and sporty driving car with its power and performance, the Kia EV6 reveals that drivers can travel long distances with a sporty and fun drive with a BEV. Kia EV6 can reach a driving range of up to 506 kilometers on a single charge, according to WLTP data. In addition, thanks to the advanced 800V charging technology used in Europe, it allows the vehicle to be charged from 18 percent to 10 percent in just 80 minutes. In the last months of 2022, the GT version of the EV6 with 585 PS will be available.