Kia announced pricing for the 2023 Niro EV with the new electric crossover starting at $39,450, making it only $360 more expensive compared to its predecessor.
The 2023 Kia Niro EV comes in two trim levels for the entry-level Wind starting at $39,450, and the Wave starting at $44,450. Prices do not include the $1,295 destination fee.
Both Kia Niro EV trims come with 17-inch wheels, a digital cockpit with 10.25-inch dual screens, vegan leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, navigation, rear view camera, heated front seats and an audio system by Harman Kardon (optional with 8 speaker). Meanwhile, the Wave comes with satin chrome accents around the bodywork.
The 2023 Kia Niro EV comes with several features such as collision avoidance and driver assistance such as Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control.
Shoppers in cold-weather countries will find the optional Preserve Package useful, as it adds a heated rear seat and – more importantly – a heat pump.
The 2023 Kia Niro EV uses a 64.8 kWh battery with an EPA range of 253 miles (407 km), or 285 miles (460 km) in a WLTP cycle. The Kia Niro EV’s 2023 range gets an increase over its predecessor’s 239 miles (385 km) range.
The 2023 Kia Niro EV is compatible with a faster charge rate of up to 85 kW. It takes 45 minutes to charge the battery from 10 to 80 percent when plugged into a Level 3 (DC) fast charger.
A single electric motor produces 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS) and 188 lb-ft (255 Nm) of torque, driving the front wheels. The 2023 Kia Niro EV will reach US dealers later this month.