Hi there! The new Kia Niro 2023 EV is much more apparent on the highway than its predecessor thanks to fascinating lighting components and two-tone body panels. The interior of the all-electric subcompact SUV is also snazzier and features a unique style and technologically advanced gauges. Kia also boasts about the widespread usage of recyclable materials there. A 201-hp electric motor powers the front wheels of the new Niro EV.
Despite having more horsepower than the Niro hybrid variants (which were assessed separately), the EV accelerates much more smoothly. A 64.8-kWh battery provides up to 253 miles of range, and according to Kia, when connected to a DC fast charger, it can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in around 45 minutes.
What’s New for Kia Niro 2023 EV?
The second generation of Kia’s varied Niro family, which once more includes the Niro EV all-electric model, was unveiled in 2023. The Niro EV receives an updated exterior and interior design, just like its hybrids and plug-in hybrid siblings.
Kia Niro 2023 Specifications
|2023 Kia Niro EV||Vehicle Type: front-motor, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon|
|PRICE (C/D EST)||Base/As Tested: $33,000/$40,000|
|CHASSIS||Suspension, F/R: struts/multilink|
Brakes, F/R: vented disc/disc
Tires: Nexen N Priz S EV
215/55R-17 94V M+S AK1
|DIMENSIONS||Wheelbase: 107.0 in|
Length: 174.0 in
Width: 71.8 in
Height: 61.8 in
Passenger Volume: 100 ft3
Cargo Volume: 23 ft3
Curb Weight: 3715 lb
Kia Niro EV Performance, Power and Motor
The Niro EV’s sole powertrain will be an electric motor that drives the front wheels. This system, according to Kia, produces 201 horsepower, making it more potent than the 139-hp hybrid and 180-hp plug-in hybrid variants. Despite having more power, the Niro EV is slower than we had anticipated and required 6.7 seconds to reach 60 mph. The Niro EV practically creeps when the accelerator is floored in Eco mode, which is certainly excellent for preserving range but is not at all enjoyable. In our tests, the Niro EV narrowly edged out the Chevy Bolt EUV at the quarter-mile drag strip thanks to the Normal and Sport driving modes that give it a more active feeling.
Niro 2023 EV Battery Life, Charging and Range
The anticipated range of the Niro EV is 253 miles per charge, which is a 14-mile improvement over the 239-mile range of its predecessor. The 64.8 kWh battery pack in the 2023 Niro EV is believed to be able to charge the vehicle from zero to eighty percent in around 45 minutes when it is linked to a DC fast charger. The Niro provided 210 miles of driving on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test before requiring a recharge.
Fuel efficiency and Actual MPGe
The new Niro EV received ratings from the EPA of 126 MPGe city and 101 MPGe highway, which are comparable to those the Bolt EUV received but significantly higher than the most efficient Volkswagen ID.4 model. Visit the EPA website for additional details regarding the Niro EV’s fuel efficiency.
Transportation, Comfort and Interior
The inside of the 2023 Niro EV is completely different from that of its predecessor. The top of the dashboard and the door panels of the Kia feature slanted surfaces. The infotainment screen and digital instrument panel draw attention to the cabin’s technological theme. The central console houses a rotary shifter as well as other auxiliary controls, and the steering wheel has a distinctive two-spoke design. According to Kia, recycled materials were used to construct the inside, and the seats were constructed with parts from eucalyptus leaves. With what appear to be enormous door pockets and practical cubbies in the centre console, there is an abundance of small-item storage.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Feature
Numerous driver-assistance features are standard on the Niro EV, as well as some that are available. Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to learn more about the crash test results for the Niro EV. Important safety elements include
- Standard automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning.
- Lane-keeping assistance and the common lane-departure warning.
- Adaptive cruise control that is standard and has lane-centering functionality.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Apart from its corporate rival Hyundai, Kia’s warranty coverage does not include free regular maintenance, but it does provide one of the strongest limited and powertrain policies in the business.
- Five years or 60,000 miles for a limited warranty.
- 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain warranty coverage.
- No free maintenance as scheduled.
Connectivity and Information
The Niro EV’s infotainment system is controlled by a 10.3-inch touchscreen. Wireless charging and a Harman/Kardon sound are optional extras, although wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. According to Kia, users can remotely access vehicle features with the new Digital Key 2.0 via their smartphone. Similarly, some operations can be managed by voice-command platforms like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.