Kia e-Niro still not confirmed for Australia, despite social media post
Has one of Australia's electric car charging distributors just accidentally confirmed the Kia e-Niro is coming?
Kia hasn't announced if, let alone when, its first pure-electric vehicle will be offered in Australia. But a post on LinkedIn claims the brand's twin to the Hyundai Kona Electric, the e-Niro, is coming to local showrooms.
Kia has completely depleted its 2019 allocation of the new e-Niro in the UK, with prospective buyers now forced to wait until 2020 for the all-electric SUV.
According to a new report by Auto Express the Korean manufacturer is struggling to satisfy demand for the zero-emissions crossover, similar to parent Hyundai's experience with the related Kona Electric.
Kia Australia is set to begin selling its first electric car before the end of next year, once its dealer network is up to speed on how to sell and maintain them.
The EV in question is the newly revealed e-Niro, which appeared this week at the Paris motor show. It’s a small SUV with a WLTP-tested driving range of 485km on one charge.