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Bring me the Horizon – Kia introduces new EV6 and Niro EV ‘Horizon’ special editions

posted on 20/12/2023
Bring me the Horizon – Kia introduces new EV6 and Niro EV ‘Horizon’ special editions

Kia UK has  announced new special-edition ‘Horizon’ models for the Kia EV6 and Niro EV, adding to the broad appeal of each EV. Sitting alongside the existing Niro EV and EV6 line-ups, ‘Horizon’ models boast a comprehensive standard equipment list at an affordable price point.

EV6 ‘Horizon’

The EV6 ‘Horizon’ is positioned just above the entry level ‘Air’ model, and below the sportier ‘GT-Line’ models. Above the standard equipment on the ‘Air’ model, the ‘Horizon’ adds several features:

Automatic body coloured flush exterior door handles

Solar glass windscreen

Dual LED headlights with adaptive driving beam

Front parking sensors*

High gloss black door trim

Driver’s power adjustable memory seat

Front passenger power seat with two-way electric lumbar support

Heated outer second row seats

Wireless mobile phone charger

Smart power tailgate

On-the-road price: £45,995

The on-the-road price also includes premium paint as standard, with a choice of three finishes for customers to choose from: Midnight Black, Interstellar Grey, or – new for the EV6 – Gravity Blue. The interior is trimmed in black artificial leather as standard, and features 19-inch grey alloy wheels.

The EV6 ‘Horizon’ is offered exclusively with a 225bhp rear-wheel drive powertrain, paired with a long-range 77.4kWh battery pack. It’s capable of driving up to 328 miles on a single charge (WLTP combined cycle)**. The EV6 ‘Horizon’ also offers ultra-rapid 800V charging technology, enabling the car to recharge from 10-80 per cent in just 18 minutes*** when plugged into a 350kW charger.

Niro EV ‘Horizon’

The Niro EV ‘Horizon’ slots into the Niro EV line-up between the entry-level ‘2’ grade and mid-level ‘3’ grade. Like the EV6 ‘Horizon’, it benefits from a wide variety of additional standard equipment over the entry model, including:

LED headlights

Front fog lights

Rear privacy glass

Electrically folding high gloss door mirrors

Front parking sensors*

Rain sensing front wipers

All-round electric windows with driver’s and front passenger auto up/down

Black artificial leather upholstery

Heated front seats and steering wheel

Driver’s power adjustable seat with aircell type lumbar support

Wireless mobile phone charger

Vehicle-to-Load (V2L)

Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA)

Highway Driving Assist (HDA1.0)

On-the-road price: £37,995

It also offers premium paint as standard within the on-the-road price, with customers choosing from Mineral Blue, Interstellar Grey or Midnight Black, paired with gloss black body cladding. The Niro EV ‘Horizon’ rides on 17-inch alloy wheels as standard.

Like the rest of the Kia Niro EV line-up, the ‘Horizon’ model is offered with a 64.8kWh battery pack, capable of up-to 285 miles on a single charge, according to the WLTP combined cycle**. Paired with a 150kW electric motor sending power to the front wheels, the Niro EV offers efficient running with smooth and spritely performance.

Kia to launch 15 EVs worldwide by 2027

The Kia EV6 and Niro EV both form a crucial part of Kia’s global plan of having 15 EVs on sale by 2027, and are sold in the UK alongside the Soul EV and all-new EV9. The introduction of the new ‘Horizon’ models ensures even more choice and value to UK customers considering making the switch to fully electric motoring.

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