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The 2019 Kia Niro EV ditches its grille to improve aerodynamics

With a 64-kWh battery, the Niro EV can go 239 miles on a charge.

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Kia has finally introduced the US version of the Niro EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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The Niro EV has a 64kWh battery pack and is rated for 239 miles of driving per charge.

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The Niro EV's electric drive motor puts out 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque.

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Like other Niro variants, the EV is a practical hatchback with lots of space for cargo.

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The Niro EV also gets unique fascias, wheels and rockers to help reduce aerodynamic drag.

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As is required by law, the Niro EV also produces artificial sounds at low speeds to help alert pedestrians and other drivers to its presence.

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The Niro EV will be able to use CCS DC fast charging to get an 80 percent charge in just one hour and 15 minutes.

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When the 2019 Kia Niro EV goes on sale in early 2019, it'll be offered in EX and EX Premium trim levels. 

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Standard equipment on the EX will include three USB ports and a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, while the EX Premium will tout things like an 8-inch touchscreen, LED headlights, a heated steering wheel and ambient interior lighting.

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