Yes, thevnev kia EV's will share the E-GMP platform. The "Niro" will continue in ICE flavour until they become obsolete when/if EV's take over as being the norm.Sharing the same platform between BEV and ICE/Hybrid is only a short term solution.
It's a compromise to save costs until you know you can sell enough BEV cars.
Hyundai/Kia now have a BEV specific platform, called E-GMP.
hehehehe.....gimpThe 14 year-old boy in me wishes the new EV platform was called E-GIMP instead...
It's a lot bigger than the Niro.hehehehe.....gimp
the Ioniq 5 is first on thins platform isn’t it? It’s a nice looking car, but much larger than the design language suggests, so it’s a similar size to the Niro I think.
Did you lower the boot in your niro? helped me a lot.I was thinking that it's a perfect size for me.
The e-niro is just a little bit small in the boot for my liking.
And the Ioniq 5 is still 20cm shorter than my old Mondeo estate.
I'm sure there will be plenty more vehicles on the E-GMP platform coming soon, in lots of sizes.
It will be based on the same platform, but I expect simply because they labelled it "6", that Kia want to position it at a different (higher? bigger?) level than the Hyundai's "5". Pretty close though...Kia’s version of Hyundai’s Ionique 5 to be revealed later this month I believe.
As reported to be based on their new EV platform - would seem likely therefore that the eNiro 4+ will be the final fully electric version of the Niro.
Read something similar… seems strange to run the eNiro beside the new ev only range - would think they’d steal sales from one another - unless the eNiro becomes their more ‘budget’ BEV..?According to Carwow I spoke too soon. 2022 Niro will be available as a BEV: