The all-electric Korean crossover has sold its entire allocation for the year in Britain after just a month on sale, according to a new report. Like the Hyundai Kona Electric, demand is outstripping supply.
Kia has completely depleted its 2019 allocation of the new e-Niro in the UK, with prospective buyers now forced to wait until 2020 for the all-electric SUV.
According to a new report by Auto Express the Korean manufacturer is struggling to satisfy demand for the zero-emissions crossover, similar to parent Hyundai’s experience with the related Kona Electric.
The report claims the Korean manufacturer’s battery suppliers, which include Samsung and LG, have doubled their production outputs and still haven’t been able to meet the vehicle’s demand.