The specifications of the 2023 Kia Niro Hybrid are revealed, plug-in and EV models have been confirmed

Larger than before but with a similar gas-electric powertrain, the second-generation Niro will make its U.S. debut on April 13 at the New York auto show. 2023 Kia Niro Hybrid Specs Revealed, Plug-In and EV Models Confirmed
2023 Kia Niro Hybrid Specs Revealed, Plug-In and EV Models Confirmed

Kia has revealed more information about the new 2023 Niro hybrid model.
It will again use a 139-horsepower powertrain with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine. Plug-in-hybrid and EV models will follow.
The Niro hybrid will likely go on sale in the U.S. later this year.
UPDATE 4/5/22: Kia will unveil the U.S. version of the 2023 Niro next week at the 2022 New York Auto Show. The company showed a new photo of the U.S. Niro specification in hybrid, plug-in-hybrid and EV forms and said it would provide full details by April 13.

After unveiling the second-generation Niro late last year, Kia is now providing more information about the second generation of this small hybrid crossover. The 2023 Kia Niro will once again be offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric forms, with the regular hybrid model set to be launched first.

The Niro hybrid will again use a combined powertrain that combines a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine in line, an electric motor and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Kia says the total power will be 139 hp, the same as before, and will only drive the front-wheel drive. There are no details yet on plug-in-hybrid or electric versions, but they will certainly use more powerful electric motors and larger battery packs. Kia has released photos of the Niro EV showing a slightly different front-end design.

The 2023 Niro is larger than the old model, with a slightly longer wheelbase, an increased width, and a longer bodywork of 2.5 inches that will provide both more passenger space and luggage compartments. Its styling is taken largely from the HabaNiro concept car model and will provide interesting trim customization: eight exterior colors are offered, with six color options for contrasting C-pillar décor and three trim options for the bodywork.

Inside, the Niro comes with a 10.3-inch touchscreen and a cluster of digital gauges like many other new Kia models. The knob, previously only seen on the Niro EV, is now also standard on hybrid models.

We expect to see Kia provide more specific information about the U.S. in the coming months, as the Niro will go on sale in South Korea first and other markets will follow up later this year.

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