2023 Kia Niro Debuts at the New York International Auto Show
The all-new Kia Niro made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show!
The next-generation Niro has been designed from the ground up to meet and exceed the expectations of eco-minded consumers.
With striking styling cues and a commitment to sustainability and connectivity throughout, the 2023 Niro will launch in the U.S. with three highly efficient, electrified powertrains:
Niro Hybrid Electric (HEV)
- 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
- 32kW permanent magnet synchronous electric motor
- Returns a targeted 53 mpg combined and an estimated driving range of 588 miles
Niro Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV)
- 1.6-liter engine
- 62kW electric motor
- All-electric range (AER) of the Niro PHEV is estimated at 33 miles
Niro All-Electric (EV)
- 64.8 kWh battery and a 150kW (201-horsepower) motor
- Targeted AER for the Niro EV is 253 miles
“Kia’s electrified vehicle momentum continues with the launch of the all-new second-generation Niro, which offers more refinement, versatility, connectivity, and technology than ever,” said Steven Center, COO & EVP, Kia America. “The 2023 Niro was designed for today’s needs and for sustainable future mobility.”
The 2023 Niro family will present state-of-the-art electrified powertrain options and outstanding efficiency wrapped in a sleek, aerodynamic, and technologically focused package.
In its second generation, Niro remains the only vehicle on the market available with three different electrified propulsion options.
Inside and out, the 2023 Niro features a bold design that infuses inspiration from nature with aerodynamic refinement. The exterior of the 2023 Niro embodies a sophisticated and adventurous sense of purpose.
Its upswept, striking daytime running lights flank the signature tiger nose grille, which has evolved with the new Kia brand identity. At the rear, boomerang-shaped LED taillights sit alongside simple surface treatments for a concise and aerodynamic styling combination. The heartbeat-shaped rear reflector, rugged looking skid plate garnish, and lower bumper also enhance the front-end design.
Niro HEV and Niro PHEV can be identified by black door cladding and wheel arches, while Niro EV is distinguished by Steel Grey or black exterior trim, depending on body color.
The side profile of the Niro is accentuated by the Aero Blade, a highly distinctive shape that also aids airflow underneath. The Aero Blade can be painted in body color or in a variety of contrasting colors. Further enhancing the profile of the Niro HEV and Niro PHEV are optional 18-inch wheels.
Dimensionally, the 2023 Niro retains a compact footprint but is incrementally larger than the vehicle it replaces. The wheelbase increases to 107.1 inches, and overall length increases to 174 inches. Cargo capacity behind the rear seats increases to 22.8 cubic feet. And with 6.3 inches of ground clearance, Niro can easily handle urban activities. With these changes, Niro has 8 more cubic feet of passenger cabin room.
Complimenting the bold exterior of the all-new Niro is an avant-garde interior, styled and upholstered with premium materials and textured surfaces. Its parametric design borrows cues from the all-electric EV6 for a tech-focused environment in all configurations and trims.
The interior of Niro EV is composed of animal-free textiles, including the premium seating surfaces to touchpoints throughout the cabin. The headliner is composed of recycled wallpaper, which contains 56% reused PET fibers.
The slim, contemporary seats with integrated coat hangers enhance roominess, and they are covered by high-quality bio polyurethane and Tencel made from eucalyptus leaves. BTX-free paint, which is free from benzene, toluene, and xylene isomers, is used on the door panels to minimize the impact on the environment and reduce waste.
The off-center dashboard curves around the front occupants, with opposing horizontal and diagonal lines leading to a calming yet daring aesthetic. Available panoramic, dual 10.25-inch screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment system create a powerful, first visual impression, and offer state-of-the-art connectivity.
Ambient mood lighting in a multitude of color combinations heightens the senses while creating a serene environment. Active Sound Design allows the driver to digitally enhance the engine and motor sounds of the Niro; an eight-speaker Harman/Kardon premium sound system is optional.
The front seats, which feature optional heating and ventilation, offer standard USB ports on the side and optional seat memory positions on some variants.