Is the NEW KIA Niro EV better than the EV6? | Tish reviews

The KIA E-Niro is one of the most popular EVs out there right now. Seriously, you’ll see them everywhere!

When the first generation of kia e nero was launched back in 2018 it set a benchmark for evs and in fact it set a benchmark pretty high even the likes of more premium brands have been nipping at its hills but not quite able to steal its crown but more recently more evs have come into the market you’ve got things like the id3 the skoda enyak they now go further

Than the nero so it was time to have a new generation of beta kia nero evie and no i’m not saying that wrong and yes i did hear everybody taking the mickey out of how i said renault in the last video renault renault renault renault renault renault sounds fine to me but i am saying that right it’s no longer the nero e nero it’s now the nero evc even i’m getting

Confused and in today’s video we’re gonna be finding out all the new changes they’ve made to this brand new car because it’s not just a brand new name it’s a whole new platform so if that sounds good then please keep watching and if you do like electric car news and mobility then make sure you subscribe to electro heads the outgoing nero was not a bad looking car

It reminded me a lot of a friendly pokemon all cute and soft well that’s just not keir’s design language anymore their new designs are sharp and stylish so the nero ev has got a new design to reflect that the nero’s new front end is much meaner i love this part along here it looks like a pair of matrix sunglasses unlike the ev6 and the sportage the nero actually

Gets its own light signatures apparently this is supposed to look like a heartbeat monitor nice nice this new model is longer and wider so that should equal some more interior space which we’ll chat about in a minute however it’s the same height as the existing model what has changed and specifically to the ev is the front is actually lower down and that’s to

Allow for this rather large charging flap but not everything about this new car is more aggressive i really like these two-tone alloy wheels they almost have a quite flowery design it’s quite cute the wheels come in 17 inches as standard which as opposed to the ones that you get on the non-ev models which can go up to 18s you can now opt to have your nero in some

Two-tone designs either in gloss black or in this grey that we’ve got on our vehicle to jazz things up a bit i quite like this skid plate which flows into the alloy wheel arch however what i don’t like is something which has been splitting opinions and it’s to the back of the car this contrasting c-pillar it feels very much like adding design for the sake of adding

Design it doesn’t really add anything and i don’t really like it and a lot of you don’t either however there is some good news you can either change this to have it finished in gloss black which i think will look a lot smarter or if you go for the lower spec models it’s body colored anyway it’s only available on this top spec 4 trim around the back the designer of

The nero seems to have lost his balls around the back the designer of the nero seems to have lost his nerve and i say that because at the front of the vehicle it’s quite aggressive around the back it’s a little bit confused it feels much blobbier you’ve got these boomerang lights that look like they’ve come out of the prius you’ve got the bar along the top it

Certainly doesn’t have the design language that we get from the kia ev6 and that car is beautiful there are elements i do like i do like the different colors that are going on you’ve got the pearl white you’ve got the contrast in grey black and also the chrome but just overall i think this could have been a lot more handsome now one thing that has vastly improved

Is the boot space it’s now seriously impressive at 375 litres that’s not sure of the kia ev6 390 but it’s not just boot space that’s on offer now there’s also a frunk the nero now features 20 liters of space under the bonnet okay it’s not much room but it is enough to fit your charging cables which means that they’re not going to get your boot dirty so let’s

Jump onto the interior and first of all find out about space in the back well it’s pretty generous back here it definitely feels more spacious than the previous generation it just feels very relaxing i’m lounged and i’ve also got heated seats in this top spec car you can really imagine that your passengers will be super comfortable back here you’ve also got all

The nice amenities like a center armrest with a couple of cup holders and a really cool thing that’s been brought across from the ev6 is the usbc charge ports which are in the back of the seats the first thing that you’re going to notice when you get inside the nero ev is how many premium design elements it carries across from the ev6 which is great news because

This is a car in the class below you still get those great physical buttons which make pressing things easy when you’re driving along also you’ve got this great start button i think this looks fantastic cole mentioned that it looked a lot like the ones in the mercedes but i don’t actually spend much time in mercedes so i wouldn’t know you’ve got the two sweeping

Screens and then you’ve also got the little switchable screen underneath this is my favorite thing so you can control your infotainment systems but if you press this little button here it switches that into your climate control dials i can’t believe the difference in quality in this model over the previous generation it feels really high quality and like a much

More premium vehicle and i think they’ve done that by using all different types of materials recycled matter you’ve got this really nice industrial style material on the dashboard you’ve got the ambient lighting just hidden behind there it feels just so modern and classy it also gets a ton of equipment now this is the top spec car but i’ve got things like apple

Carplay and android auto heated seats cooled seats memory electric seats adaptive cruise control lane assist the list goes on even on this car it’s got harman kardon sound system right let’s get this on the road as soon as you get behind the wheel of the new nero ev it definitely feels like it’s grown up you can tell that they’ve made those tweaks and changes

Just to improve the drive it might have the same 201 brake horsepower but it’s definitely improved in fact not to 62 time is actually just a little bit slower but that’s because it’s not as jerky it doesn’t pull off at an instant and really want to yank you into the back of your seat the power delivery is fast mover driving this car i really do feel like this is

A brand new car on a brand new chassis it’s not just a new funky interior and exterior they have really made efforts to make this a more enjoyable car to drive a few important stats to cover the range has improved by a measly four miles due to the 64 kilowatt hour battery being swapped for a 64.8 kilowatt-hour one that gives you 287 miles of range so that means

It’s a little behind the id3 and the bourne but what we do know is the nero has always been proven to be extremely efficient in achieving those figures technology previously was never bad but it’s definitely gone above and beyond in this new vehicle the assistant systems are really good and you can tell they’ve been refined i love an adaptive cruise control and it

Works really well but on top of that lane assist is pretty effective as well lane assist can be one of those things that is a little bit irritating to use but actually in this vehicle it holds you in lane nicely without tugging you about there are three different driving modes to choose from and they’re all accessed via a drive mode button on the steering wheel how

Very ferrari manateno these drive modes are normal eco and sport and by now you know exactly what those do but it’s really nice to have that shortcut button on the steering wheel it helps you toggle between them quickly so if you’re driving in economy because you’re trying to reserve your range but you need a quick burst of power as you get out onto the slip road

It’s really helpful but that’s not the only thing going on on the steering wheel we’ve also got the nice heavy weighted paddles behind of course these aren’t for your gear change but they’re for your regen braking to turn it up and turn it down in its highest setting which is a one pedal drive called ipedal in the kia it will actually bring you to a complete stop

Unlike some other manufacturers charging comes at a speed of 72 kilowatts from a ccs yes that is a little behind the old nero but it can charge quicker as it can sustain maximum charging for a longer amount of time as a result a 10 to 80 charge would take around 9 minutes less at around 43 minutes but disappointedly is still miles behind the ev6 which can support

240 kilowatts i have to say even in this short period of time that i’ve been driving the all-new nero ev it does feel a step above the previous vehicle in so many ways you can feel those suspension tweaks that have been made to give it a more comfortable ride and that also means that it’s slightly quieter as well the e-nero previously was never a noisy vehicle but

It’s just been refined in so many ways i definitely think that if a previous e-nero customer was going to take one of these cars out for a test drive it wouldn’t just feel like a facelifted version of their current car it’d feel like something brand new if i did have to point out one of my biggest bug bears of this car it’d be this part here behind the rear view

Mirror it’s really big and quite obstructive and in fact if you’re sitting at the lights it seems to sit exactly where the traffic light is at first glance the facts and figures might not seem that a lot has changed but after i’ve spent a day with the new kia nero ev it’s clear that this is an all-new car if you have an existing e-nero should you be excited about

The facelift or the all-new car absolutely this gives you a new platform with more comfort it’s better looking from the exterior as long as you like some of that outrageous styling and the interior is absolutely fabulous but let me know what do you think of the all-new model pop it in the comments down below if you have enjoyed this video today please go ahead

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Is the NEW KIA Niro EV better than the EV6? | Tish reviews By Electroheads