How are you going to access the charge port through that grille? It looks like the EV "cheese grater" has the same kind of door in the nose as the Soul EV.
That's not exactly what I've heard and read. As far as I'm informed the Kona will come with a choice of two power trains and the Niro will only be offered with the most powerful of the two. However, since the Niro is a slightly bigger car the range might acutally be slightly less than the Kona with the same engine and battery pack. The size is what makes the main difference for me. The Niro is 7.5 inches longer than than Kona and its wheelbase is also about 3 inches longer. That makes a significant difference in terms of practicality and comfort when three fast growing kids have to share the back seat behind me (I'm about 6'5"). Already my 11 year old son was not able to sit behind me in the Kona without hurting his knees against the hard plastic on the back of the front seats. That's why I went away from it. If you don't need space I think the Kona will be good value for money.The Niro is the Kia version of the Kona in the same platform apparently but tuned for range whereas the Kona is tuned more for performance (not massive difference but some so I have been told)