All-New 2023 Kia Niro Now In USA|Complete Review!
2023 Kia Niro Makes U.S. Debut – Overview
At today’s New York car show, Kia presented the 2023 Kia Niro lineup, which includes an electric vehicle with a range of 253 miles.
Although we’ve already seen the updated Niro, but haven’t seen the US-spec model or received information on the PHEV and E.V. models.
Fortunately, the crossover’s bold new appearance is carried over from foreign market editions intact.
Here are the major highlights:
- The 2023 Kia Niro had its North American debut at the 2022 New York International Auto Show.
- There will be a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric models available, with the E.V. having a 253-mile range.
- The plug-in hybrid boasts a 33-mile electric driving range from its 11.1-kWh battery pack, and the hybrid variant is rumored to be aiming for a 53-mpg combined rating from the EPA.
Engine Specs & Powertrain
The base powertrain will remain a hybrid system with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine producing 139 horsepower, a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, an electric motor, and front-wheel drive.
According to Kia, the EPA expects this version of the Niro to get 53 mpg combined, which is three mpg better than the previous model with the same powertrain.
A plug-in hybrid vehicle will also have the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, a more powerful electric motor, and an 11.1-kWh battery pack.
According to Kia, the all-electric driving range should be roughly 33 miles per charge.
Moreover, according to the firm, when connected to a Level 2 charger, the Niro PHEV’s battery can be fully charged in under 3 hrs.
There will still be an electric Niro for individuals who want to go green.
It has the same 201-hp electric motor and 64.8-kWh battery pack as the current model, but the range has been increased to 253 miles per charge.
In addition, on a D.C. fast-charging connection, the Niro EV is touted to be able to recharge its battery from 10-80% in 45 mins.
Inside and out, all three models have a more sculptural aesthetic, with sustainable materials used in the interiors.
In addition, the Niro’s new appearance incorporates more technology, including newly standard driver-assistance technologies like pedestrian recognition, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring.
On all three models, adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving will be available as an option.
The technology uses data from the Niro’s navigation system and onboard sensors to provide an additional layer of capabilities to the adaptive cruise control.
Because the revised Niro has grown in length, width, and height, the inside should be more spacious than before, which is a bonus for those who found the previous-generation car a little too cramped.
According to Kia, the 2023 Niro hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles will go on sale this summer.