Kia has upped the availability of its e-Niro to dealers as it works on slashing people’s waiting time for the electric crossover.
The EV has had praise heaped on it by the media since it was launched nearly two years ago, but that has led to the South Korean manufacturer battling to cope with demand.
An investigation last year into delivery times for EVs found that many buyers were being kept waiting for months to get their car, with some Hyundai and Kia dealers even having to wait for up to a year.
But now that showrooms have reopened following the lockdown, Kia says it delivered more e-Niros in July than it did through all of 2019.
It is now promising the shortest lead times since the e-Niro went on sale, and says anyone ordering a vehicle now can expect delivery in time for the ‘70’ registration plate in September, as it increases supply.
Kia has also upped the UK allocation of the new Soul EV.
Paul Philpott, president and CEO of Kia Motors UK, said: ‘The Niro family has brought increased variance, style and eco credentials to our UK product offering.
‘With the additional e-Niro availability coming to our shores, it places our dealer partners in a better position to satisfy the huge demand we have received for the vehicle.
‘What’s more, the recently launched Soul EV adds to this ability to give our customers what they want, when they want it.’
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