Orders open for new, grant-eligible Kia E-Niro 2 Long Range
24 March 2021
Author: Sean Keywood
Kia has added a new spec option to its electric E-Niro range, making its Long Range powertrain available with the entry-level 2 equipment grade.
Long Range models feature a 204hp electric motor, and a 64kWh battery pack, allowing the car to travel up to 282 miles on a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle.
Previously, the E-Niro 2 was only available with a 39kWh battery and 134hp motor.
The new variant's launch means that a version of the E-Niro with the Long Range powertrain retains eligibility for the UK Government's plug-in car grant, with the 2 Long Range priced at £34,945 before the £2,500 grant is applied - the cut-off point for eligibility having been reduced to £35,000 last week.
Standard equipment with the 2 grade includes an 8in touchscreen with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, 17in alloy wheels, a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, smart cruise control with stop and go, and keyless entry and start.
A battery heating system is also fitted, which is designed to insulate and warm up the battery while the vehicle is plugged in, in order to minimise the adverse effects of cold temperatures.
Orders for the E-Niro 2 Long Range are open now, with the first deliveries scheduled for July.