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Kia to clear backlog of e-Niro orders as updated model is announced


Kia has secured additional supply of the e-Niro to clear the 3,000 back orders it has accumulated.

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 is available to order from today, costing £1,500 more that the original model.

Priced at £34,495 (after plug-in grant), the new e-Niro features LED headlights, Battery Heating System and an enhanced cabin package featuring 10.25-inch touchscreen satnav, Telematics System with UVO Connect Services and Ambient Lighting.

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. Prices start at £33,795 (after grant).

Kia expects to achieve a record 97,000 sales this year.

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