2021 Kia Niro EV carries about, ahead of EV6 intro

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With all eyes on the approaching EV6, the all-electric 2021 Kia Niro EV rolls into the new design 12 months with only smaller improvements, including a handful of new tech characteristics. Pricing starts off at $40,265 for the base EX trim stage, and $45,825 for the EX Quality (each costs include things like a required $1,175 spot charge).

A rear-occupant warn element, intended to preserve motorists from leaving small children or pets unattended in the rear seats, is now standard. Kia has also added Top Car Departure Alert, Freeway Driving Assist, and a navigation-synced adaptive-cruise regulate method to the checklist of obtainable driver-aid characteristics.

The 2021 Niro EV also receives wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile, but only on the base EX trim stage, which has an 8.-inch touchscreen. As with other latest cars from Kia and father or mother Hyundai, the more substantial 10.3-inch touchscreen will not get wi-fi CarPlay or Android Vehicle.

Kia also additional distant begin, which lets for cabin preheating or cooling, according to the automaker.

2021 Kia Niro EV

Specs continue being unchanged. The front-wheel drive Niro EV has a 201-horsepower electric motor, and a 64-kilowatt-hour battery pack affording an EPA-rated 239 miles of range, with performance ratings of 112 MPGe combined (123 MPGe town, 102 MPGe freeway). Kia also presents hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations of the Niro.

The Niro EV has been a person of our best picks, and was also the highest-ranked mass-marketplace electric powered motor vehicle in a recent J.D. Energy examine. Even so, the Niro’s minimal availability and fairly significant value future to other EVs have been restricting factors.

Kia opened reservations for the EV6 June 3, but the new electrical crossover is not going to start off deliveries until finally future yr. In top rated-spec kind, the EV6 will present additional assortment the Niro EV (up to 300 miles, for each Kia), a lot quicker charging, and all-wheel drive. The EV6 will also be additional greatly available than the Niro EV, which has been limited to a several vital marketplaces in 12 states.

Kia has confirmed that the EV6 will be out there in all 50 states—a additional bullish method than the staggered rollout that Hyundai has outlined for the Ioniq 5, which shares a platform with the Kia.

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