Kia e-Niro claims ‘Best EV Small SUV’, at the Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards
The Kia e-Niro has claimed yet another award, this time from the Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards run by industry-renowned publication Fleet World, winning 'Best EV Small SUV'.
The victory was awarded as an expert panel of judges commented on the e-Niro's notable range of 282-miles as well as the functional and well-equipped interior make it the ideal choice for businesses looking to go electric.
Martyn Collins, Editor of Fleet World, commented: “The e-Niro might not be the newest model in its class, but recent tweaks have kept the SUV shape looking fresh. The reason it is still top of our 'EV Small SUV' pile is that this model offers a scarcely believable 282-mile real-world range. A tidy drive too, the Kia is confident and competent on the road. Plus, the e-Niro interior is impressively practical, spacious and well-equipped.”
This award comes after the e-Niro dominating the UK EV sales charts for the first two months of 2021, with some 75 per cent going to fleets in February alone.
Boasting an impressive amount of standard equipment including a 10.25 inch touchscreen with satnav and telematics featuring UVO Connect Services, as well as a battery heat management system for efficiency and a choice of two battery sizes - 64kWh and 39kWh - the Kia e-Niro seems a very sensible choice for fleet customers. Furthermore, Kia recently launched KiaCharge to offer drivers of its plug-in car range access to more than 15,000 charge points across the UK from one simple-to-use app.
John Hargreaves, Fleet and Remarketing General Manager at Kia Motors (UK) Limited, added: “This latest recognition for the e-Niro reflects the car's considerable fleet appeal and demand ever since its launch in 2018.
“The e-Niro's many strengths help establish Kia's electric future, as well as making a superb first choice for fleets thanks to its reassuring long-range, rapid charging, practicality and high levels of standard equipment, which add to its low total cost of ownership and high residual values. It's no wonder why the e-Niro has become the de facto electric car for the discerning fleet customer.”