Kia e-Niro named Northern Car of the Year
The pure electric Kia e-Niro has been named the 2019 Car of the Year by the Northern Group of Motoring Writers.
The win for the electric SUV makes it the fourth time Kia has won the award, with wins in 2011, 2012 and 2018 for the Picanto, cee’d, and Stinger respectively.
Members of the Northern Group of Motoring Writers chose from list of newly launched vehicles before it was cut down to the top five. The Kia e-Niro won with members awarding the car 52 votes.
The Kia e-Niro, which provides a range of 235 miles (WLTP), has sold out in the UK due to “unprecedented demand” according to the manufacturer. Kia is still taking reservations for deliveries in 2020.
Commenting on the award, Andy Harris, Chairman of the Northern Group of Motoring Writers: “After much deliberation and a well-attended driving day, The Northern Group of Motoring Writers has chosen its Car of the Year. The Kia e-Niro scooped the top spot due I believe to its combination of class-leading electric range, everyday practicality and top-notch build quality. Affordable pricing is the icing on the cake and a rapidly growing waiting list means the car buying public would seem to agree.”