Little by little we are knowing more details of the new Kia Niro which will soon be available for purchase in most European markets. Like the previous generation, the new installment will land with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric configuration engines.
The conventional hybrid version will have the mechanics 1.6 HEV of 141 CV in combination with a DCT dual-clutch transmission. The plug-in hybrid version will use a new engine 1.6 PHEV with 183 hp thanks to the use of a new, more powerful electric motor while the electric will have a block of 218 hpremoving the previous input option.
The highlight of the new Kia Niro PHEV is the improvement in performance compared to the conventional model. Although they are not too large figures, they do represent an interesting improvement over a simple hybrid that in some cases could stay a little fair, so the greater power is welcome.
Specifications Kia Niro 2022
|Power||141 hp||183 hp||218 hp|
|0-100km/h||10.4 sec||9.6 sec||7.8 sec|
|Battery||1.56 kWh||11.1 kWh||64.8 kWh|
|electric range||1 – 2km||57 – 60km||463km|
At the moment we do not know the range for Spain but In the Netherlands, prices have already been announced and it will start at €31,995 in the case of the hybrid, at €38,995 if we talk about the PHEV and at €39,795 for the electric one.. The trim levels in that country are called Comfort Line, Dynamic Line, Dynamic Line Plus and Executive Line, this exclusive for the electric. The first units, however, will be the so-called Launch Edition with a specific endowment.