2023 Kia Niro EV Starting at $40,745, Available In Two Trims

Kia launched the US-spec Niro in April 2022. The automaker will offer the crossover with three powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric. Kia has released pricing for the hybrid and plug-in variants, and today we have pricing for the EV. The Niro EV 2023 will start at $40,745 (all prices include a $1,295) destination fee.

Kia will offer the Niro EV in two trims: Wind and Wave. The wave of the upper level starts at $45,745. The Niro packs a 201-horsepower (150-kilowatt) electric motor powered by a 64.8-kilowatt-hour battery, which gives the model an EPA-estimated range of 253 miles (407 kilometers). The Kia can recharge its battery from 10 to 80 percent in less than 45 minutes.

Both trims have a range of safety features. They include lane-following assistance, blind spot collision avoidance with rear-traffic collision avoidance, and more. Wind comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-sensing wipers and a powered tailgate. The Wave received LED projector headlamps, fog lamps, LED interior lights, heated steering wheel, and more. Options for the Wave include the $1,300 Preservation Package which adds a heated outboard rear seat and heat pump system.

The entry-level Niro with a hybrid powertrain is much cheaper than an EV, starting at $27,785. The top-tower Niro SX trim commands a starting price of $33,785. Plug-in hybrids start at $35,035 for entry-level trim, with the top-tier SX Touring starting at $40,785, which is slightly more expensive than the Niro EV Wind.

The new Niro is larger than the model it replaces, receiving a new design that gives the crossover new “aero blades” on the sides. The interior has also changed, it doesn’t look like its predecessor. The Niro has two 10.25-inch displays on the dashboard – one for the driver and the other for the infotainment system. The increase in size also increases cargo capacity and passenger space, while designers lower the model’s drag coefficient.

With the Kia Niro EV hitting dealerships this month, the entire second-generation Niro lineup is finally on sale. Kia will sell EVs in all 50 states.

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