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2023 Kia Niro marks its North America debut at the New York International Auto Show

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The 2023 Kia Niro marks its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. The 2023 Kia Niro comes in three variants: hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and all-electric (EV).

Dimensionally, the 2023 Kia Niro is larger than its predecessor. Kia revealed that there was a significant increase in cargo volume.

The 2023 Kia Niro has an overall length of 174 inches with a longer wheelbase of 107.1 inches. Cargo capacity behind the rear seats is increased to 22.8 cubic feet.

The 2023 Kia Niro comes with a new exterior and interior style influenced by the HabaNiro concept and the “Opposites United” design philosophy. The 2023 Kia Niro is promised to hit dealerships in all states by the end of this summer.

The 2023 Kia Niro EV has a range of 253 miles (407 km) and faster charging compared to the previous model. To do a 10-80% charge it only takes less than 45 minutes with a maximum charging capability of 85 kW using the SAE J1772 Level 3 fast charger.

Using an 11 kW onboard charger, the Kia Niro EV 2023 can be recharged in under seven hours with a Level 2 charger.

The all-electric 2023 Niro EV uses a 64.8 kWh battery. This battery pack is slightly larger than the previous model’s 64 kWh pack. The all-electric 2023 Niro EV features a 150-kW (201-hp) motor that powers the front wheels.

The 2023 Niro EV is available with the same onboard vehicle-to-load (V2L) generator function as the EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

For the PHEV version, Kia uses a 1.6-liter engine with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a 62 kW electric motor for a total system output of 180 hp and 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) of torque.

The plug-in hybrid model also features an 11.1 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that can be recharged in under three hours when connected to a Level 2 charger.

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