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Kia’s Niro EV gets a price cut on top-end trim.

The entry trim called Wind is priced at $40,745. This sits between the previous-generation base Niro EV S ($40,385) and his mid-level Niro EV EX ($41,285).

Given that many automakers are raising the suggested retail prices of their EVs, the lack of price increases will help keep the Niro EV competitive against domestically-made EVs that currently qualify for $7,500. . federal tax creditThe Niro EV is imported from South Korea.

The latest Niro EV package is much more balanced than its predecessor. Range is an additional 14 miles, bringing the total to 253 miles, and it rides on a new platform with larger dimensions, including a 107.1-inch wheelbase that pushes the overall length to 174 inches. Cargo capacity behind the rear seats is now 22.8 cubic feet.

Kia’s full suite of advanced driver safety technologies comes standard on all Niro variants. This package includes Lane Keeping and Following Assist, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Traffic Collision Avoidance, Driver Attention Warning, and Rear Occupant Warning.

Only the EV variant offers optional Highway Driving Assist II. This is a combination of lane following and smart cruise control with on/off ramp control and lane change assist.

Niro EV buyers are eligible for 500 kWh of free fast charging on the Electrify America network. It can cover distances as high as 1,950 miles. The 2023 Niro EV can be restored to 80% of charge in less than 45 minutes on a Level 3 charger.

Both PHEV and hybrid models have significantly increased their prices. The Niro PHEV is currently priced at $35,035, including $1,295 shipping. That’s $4,150 more than the outgoing model. However, his LXS on the base is no longer offered, and the Niro PHEV’s new entry point offers more capabilities.

The Niro Hybrid starts at $27,785 including shipping, up $1,800. Kia’s Niro EV gets a price cut on top-end trim.

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