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That black bit at the rear sides is unbelievably ugly. I’m not usually that bothered about cosmetics providing it works well. However, that would actually stop me from buying it. Don’t they ever do any actual market research trials prior to releases? I'm certain this feature will be universally disliked. Peter.
 

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I read an article earlier (think it was an Aus car news site) that said the two-tone Rear pillar can be optioned off if you prefer a more classic Niro look.

I think it’ll be one of those divisive style choices, in some colour combos it may look really good but it others it could look horrid.
 

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Before I went EV, my last ICE was a Peugeot 3008 and mine was an ex demonstrator that came with the optional two colour combo, split at the rear doors. The second colour then covered the whole back end. It was grey at the front and black at the back. That looked ok (to me) but I have hardly ever seen another one, so it can't have been a popular option. This thing though looks horrible.
 

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Hehe, maybe after removing it all (hopefully?) from the dash, they had a surplus of horrible piano black plastic.….. So they stuck it at the back to use it up :ROFLMAO: Peter.
 
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Looking back at this again. This must be a joke or a marketing stunt. Assuming this mismatching paint scheme is optional, perhaps showing a car that looks this bad was just supposed to be a clever way to get the news shared
Well it worked on you then didn't it Bill
 

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It looks like a cut-n-shut to me... that back end 😲.... It looks like they welded-on the back of a Ford focus😂
 

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Nicer looking front end, but nothing else that looks particularly inspiring. What's with all this colour contrasting stuff on cars these days.
 

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Nicer looking front end
Yes, a reasonable effort although it appears that after redesigning the bonnet & grille they didn't quite know where to put the headlights and just cut two large holes to bung them in.

There seems to be a trend of overdesigning for overdesigning sake
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All they achieve is gambling with a polarising car.

The interior looks nice enough though.
 

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There seems to be a trend of overdesigning for overdesigning sake

All they achieve is gambling with a polarising car.
That seems to be the design brief for most EVs. That’s what I like about the e-Niro. It’s one of the few EVs that doesn’t look like an extra from a 1980s Star Trek episode.

At first I thought it was a design policy, make them ugly to keep demand manageable, but it seems here to stay :-(
 

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This totally passed me by until I saw it on Twitter just now. Looks like a redesigned eniro is being unveiled on Thursday. From the teaser images it seems like a totally new design along the lines of the EV6!


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Just watched Car Scenes Korea look-around. Leaving aside the apparently controversial aesthetics of the C pillars, there are air flow slots through them. Do these perhaps address the Niro's terrible dirty bum problem. If so, I for one would be very happy.
 

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Has there been any info released about the tech specs? Im assuming the same as the current gen battery, charging etc?
 

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Has there been any info released about the tech specs? Im assuming the same as the current gen battery, charging etc?
Haven't seen anything yet but it would be nice if they upped the maximum charge rate - others have dared to sail closer to the wind on 400V systems -- even 100kW would be a significant improvement - assuming there's a charger capable of that anywhere near where you want one!
 

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I saw this one, too. Didn't really tell us anything useful. In the comments, he says the driver told him it had averaged 20kWh/100km over the last 1500km (3.1 miles/kWh). If that included a lot of continental motorway, that's about what you'd expect. Shame if they don't actually up the charge rate a bit or at least hold 70-80kW up to 70-80% instead of dropping by 55% as now. Surely there's enough experience to risk a higher rate? Our BMS reports available charge power of 162kW at 75%. Couldn't you safely allow half that?
Yer man mentioned the slots in the C pillars but didn't think to quiz the drivers as to whether they actually worked! Mind you, the back of the car was cleaner than ours. I'd like to see it after a few miles on our cross-country roads though.
 

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Styling wise it doesn't grab me, and that black plastic panel is going to look awful on any other colour.
 

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...Shame if they don't actually up the charge rate a bit or at least hold 70-80kW up to 70-80% instead of dropping by 55% as now...
Yes for buyers of the new model, no for owners of the existing model. It'd mean an extra depreciation of our cars if suddenly they were considered ancient due to the charge rate. Now it's 'just a facelift'.
 
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