Along with Sport and Eco drive modes, the Kia Niro introduces Inexperienced Zone Drive Mode, which mechanically transfers Niro HEV and Niro PHEV into EV drive mode in residential areas. The Niro makes use of electrical energy primarily based on navigation cues and driving historical past knowledge, and acknowledges favourite locations, set within the navigation system.
Kia debuted the 2023 Niro CUV in North America on the New York Worldwide Auto Present with three powertrains: hybrid electrical (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and all-electric (EV). The second era Niro will at Kia retailers in all 50 states late fall, 2022, based on a press release.
“Kia’s electrified car momentum continues with the launch of the all-new second-generation Niro, which presents extra refinement, versatility, connectivity, and know-how than ever,” stated Steven Heart, COO & EVP, Kia America, within the assertion. “The 2023 Niro was designed for right this moment’s wants and for sustainable future mobility.”
The 2023 Niro options design impressed by the “Opposites United” philosophy that makes use of inspiration from nature with aerodynamics. The outside of the 2023 Niro takes affect from the 2019 HabaNiro idea, and it achieves a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.29. Its daytime working lights (DRL) flank the signature tiger nostril grille, which has developed with the brand new Kia model identification. On the rear, boomerang-shaped LED taillights sit alongside a heartbeat-shaped rear reflector, skid plate garnish, and decrease bumper. Niro HEV and Niro PHEV will be recognized by black door cladding and wheel arches, whereas Niro EV is distinguished by Metal Gray or black exterior trim, relying on physique shade. A 6-speed dual-clutch automated transmission is normal in HEV and PHEV.
The all-new Kia Niro will arrive within the U.S. in three distinct powertrain configurations:
The Niro HEV hybrid encompasses a 1.6L four-cylinder engine coupled with a 32kW everlasting magnet synchronous electrical motor, for a mixed most energy output of 139 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Improved cooling, friction and combustion applied sciences guarantee most gas effectivity, and Niro HEV returns a focused 53 mpg mixed and an estimated driving vary of 588 miles.The Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid pairs the 1.6L engine with a 62kW electrical motor, for a complete system output of 180 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. When it’s related to a Stage 2 charger, the Niro PHEV can refill its 11.1-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery in underneath three hours. Absolutely charged, the all-electric vary (AER) of the Niro PHEV is estimated at 33 miles when fitted with 16-inch wheels: an enchancment of 25% over the mannequin it replaces.The all-electric Niro EV is powered by a 64.8 kWh battery and a 150kW (201-horsepower) motor with DC fast-charging functionality as normal. Plugged in to a Stage 3 quick charger, the Niro EV can replenish 10% to 80% in underneath 45 minutes, at a most charging functionality of 85kW. The 11kW onboard charger additionally helps recharge the Niro EV in underneath seven hours on a Stage 2 charger. Focused AER for the Niro EV is 253 miles. An optionally available warmth pump and battery hotter assist protect vary in chilly temperatures.