The second-generation Kia Niro, which will be available in 2023, appeared recently with a more radical appearance and additional amenities. The new Niro has a similar general appearance to its predecessor, but blockier shapes and edgier flourishes are used in the details between the bumpers.
With aggressive new headlights, a wide hood, and substantial sculpting around its wheel wells and lower body, the 2017 Niro is a tiny crossover. Kia also borrowed the V-shaped LED headlamp highlights and vertical taillights that frame the rear hatch from the exhibition vehicle.
Kia looks to have preserved the same fundamental idea for the 2023 Niro within the interior. The aesthetics have been spiced up with additional slants, curves, and other elements. On the driver's side of each door panel, a lengthy diagonal arc houses the window controls as well as various auxiliary controls. A redesigned two-spoke steering wheel is combined with a tablet-style display that has an incorporated digital instrument cluster and a huge center touchscreen.
The center console has physical seat heating and ventilation controls, as well as a starting button and a rotary shift gear.
A series of actual climate-control dials, as well as what appear to be touch-sensitive buttons, are located on the middle screen.
The architecture, engine, and economy of the 2023 Kia Niro are yet to be revealed. The Niro, which is now available in a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric varieties, is expected to return in all three forms. The current Niro hybrid gets up to 53 mpg in the city, 48 mpg on the highway, and 50 mpg combined thanks to a 1.6-liter I-4 engine, an electric motor, and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Hybrid plug-in The Niro has the same motor as the hybrid, but it has a bigger 8.9-kWh lithium-ion battery that can go up to 26 miles on electricity alone.
The all-electric Niro has a 201-hp electric motor and a 64-kWh battery, and it has a range of 239 miles per charge, according to the EPA.Some of Kia's newest hybrid technology, such as that seen in the K5 hybrid midsize sedan, might make its way into the new Niro. The Optima hybrid was previously known as the K5 hybrid.
The 2023 Kia Niro might be priced between $25,000 and $30,000. Full specifics, including those unique to the United States, will be released next year.