Kia updates the all-electric Niro for the 2021 model year. The vehicle receives technology and convenience enhancements.
The model is eligible for state and local utility incentives, depending on the location of purchase. It comes with a 64-kWh battery and a 201-hp electric motor. The electric range is 239 miles, the fuel economy (MPGe) is 123/102/112 (city/highway/combined).
The Kia EV offers a smoother ride and more passenger and cargo space than the rivaling Hyundai Kona, but a shorter driving range – 239 versus Kona’s 258 miles. The Niro EV’s cargo space is 18.5 cu.-ft., 53 cu.-ft. with the seats folded down, and 99.6 cu.-ft. of passenger volume.
- Standard Rear Occupant Alert (door-logic based)
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (EX)
- Remote Start functionality that allows preheating and cooling of the cabin
- ADAS systems now include Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, Highway Driving Assist, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control
Pricing including destination:
- EX – $40,265
- EX Premium -$45 825
Source: Kia America