KIA Niro Scores A Win With A Trifecta of Sustainable Personal Mobility
The earlier Kia Niro was a place-holder for the South Korean carmaker’s just introduced all new Niro EV, Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid trifecta of sustainable mobility.
Larger inside and out, all three Niro models — with different powertrains and myriad parts and production challenges — were all built in the same plant which is itself a major achievement.
The full EV model is the most ambitious of this series, though using the SUV profile without commensurate hand
ling advantages is a head scratcher. Powered by a 64.8 Kilowatt Hour Battery and 150 Kilowatt motor this 201 horsepower 253 mile range, the Niro is impressive with exceptionally capable road manners.
In addition to charging up to 80% in 45 minutes on a standard DC fast charger, the Niro offers an optional heat pump and battery warmer that maximizes efficiency.
Attractive exterior styling with next gen front fascia, big side-swept complex headlamps, rear quarter 2nd color accent panel, as well as an extremely roomy and tech laden interior commend the Kia Niro.
Full connectivity as well as an optional premium Harmon Kardon sound system rounds out the Kia Niro EV $40K pricing.