May 20, 2022

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Kia reveals redesigned 2023 Niro EV, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid


Kia on Wednesday, at the New York automobile show, uncovered a completely redesigned lineup of 2023 Niro models—including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV versions. 

Niro Hybrid types have a 1.6-liter inline-4 engine paired to a 32-kw electric motor that is packaged with a 6-velocity dual-clutch automatic transmission. That blend tends to make 139 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, and Kia expects to earn 53 mpg put together. 

Plug-in hybrid versions achieve a 62-kw electric motor and a merged output of 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, as very well as an 11.1-kwh lithium-ion battery pack that will allow an EPA-estimated 33 miles in some variations, which Kia states is a 25% advancement above latest Niro PHEVs.

2023 Kia Niro EV

2023 Kia Niro EV

2023 Kia Niro EV

2023 Kia Niro EV

2023 Kia Niro EV

2023 Kia Niro EV

The Niro EV will get a 64.8-kwh battery pack and 201-hp electric powered motor. It can now cost its 64.8-kwh battery pack from 10% to 80% in fewer than 45 minutes—at up to 85 kw—or to full in much less than seven several hours at the peak amount from its 11-kw Level 2 charger. It will return a specific 253 miles of range—versus 239 miles for the present version—and an readily available warmth pump and battery hotter should aid some accomplish that in less than ideal conditions.

Kia has also added a Inexperienced Zone Generate Manner for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations, allowing them to immediately prioritize electric driving around universities and hospitals. And an intelligent regenerative braking method makes use of radar and road info. The entire Niro lineup remains front-wheel drive. Its 6.3 inches of ground clearance maintain it nearer to a car than a utility automobile, even though Kia provides a skid plate in back

2023 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid

2023 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid

2023 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid

2023 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid

2023 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid

2023 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid

The exterior of the new Niro draws from the look of the HabaNiro idea exposed at the New York display a few decades back. Kia states that the drag coefficient of the Niro is .29—impressive for the considerably boxy, upright condition. It usually takes on an developed edition of the distinction-shade rear pillar powering the rear door—only in black alternatively of orange. More cladding around the motor vehicle has been shifted from chrome to black, though the front styling is framed with sharp LED working lamps and rear the rear will get an upkick with Boomerang-model LED taillights. Niro EV versions exchange the black cladding with Steel Gray in some variations. 

Kia suggests that the new Niro relatives is more substantial inside than the present version—with 8 additional cubic ft of passenger house, Kia claims—even however it’s about the similar sizing on the outdoors. It is 174 inches prolonged, on a wheelbase of 107.1 inches. Cargo place is a great 22.8 cubic toes. 

2023 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid

2023 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid

Kia has described the aesthetic of the dash by itself as “calming, still irregular,” with the design of the doors fitting into an arc that rises around the gauges and interface. Kia seems to have emphasised gloss-black surfaces—and, unfortunately touch surfaces—but it is retained the metallic cues to a minimum amount. The family members syncs up with Kia’s Approach S for far more electrical and electrified vehicles, and its travel to upgrade its interiors with sustainable yet premium resources. Here, that includes a headliner produced with recycled wallpaper, seat upholstery manufactured from bio polyurethane and eucalyptus leaves, and paint that it statements is free of benzene, toluene, and xylene. 

2023 Kia Niro EV

2023 Kia Niro EV

Kia has not however in depth trim-amount feature discrepancies for the 2023 Niro lineup, but it states that it will provide a panoramic roof, heated and ventilated entrance seats, ambient temper lighting, eight-speaker top quality sound, adaptive cruise control, a Digital Important system, a head-up display, and dual 10.3-inch screens masking instrument-panel and infotainment duties—with in excess of-the-air updates for maps and additional. Kia says that the program has the two wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as a wireless phone charger. A full suite of lively-protection things now consists of computerized unexpected emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lively lane handle, driver consideration warning, rear cross-targeted visitors collision avoidance, and a safe and sound-exit program to assist with parking on hectic roadways.

2023 Kia Niro EV

2023 Kia Niro EV

Previously, the Niro has been provided in hybrid variety in all 50 states, with the plug-in variations confined to 12 states. The Niro EV is an productive and pleasurable-driving auto, and it was a runner-up for our Best Automobile To Obtain 2020, and we prompt it may have won had the product been extensively offered. The manufacturer started out to increase availability of those versions final year, and Kia now options to offer all a few versions in 50 states—just like the new EV6 electric powered crossover. 

Kia suggests that the total lineup of Niro models will get to dealerships beginning in drop 2022. 



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