The updated 2023 Kia Niro EV is expected to perform far better on the road than the model it replaces. due to intriguing lighting features and two-tone body panels. The eco-friendly crossover will also be available in hybrid and electric EV variants.

Kia integrates a web-based telematics system in both the entry-level s and the recently introduced GT line flagship trim levels. By doing so, the infotainment system gains online capabilities and remote services. The GT line Kia Niro hybrid H-ev and Niro EV models will debut the Kia connect smartphone software in 2023.

The Niro plug-in hybrid is powered by a 1.6 litre NA direct-injection petrol engine. A lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor are also connected to the power train. Better combustion and cooling technology are produced by this combination.

On its own, the gasoline engine generates 77.2 kilowatts and 144-newton meters. The electric motor, on the other hand, has a 32-kilowatt rating. Nevertheless, despite these improvements, the aggregate output of the power sources is only 104 kilowatts and 265-newton meters, which is equivalent to the output of the powertrain in the previous generation.

With regard to the new Niro EV, the oily components have been swapped out for a single-speed, 150-kilowatt electric motor and battery pack with 255 Newton meters of torque. Like the Niro hybrid, the Niro EV is offered with front-wheel drive, but interestingly, peak torque is around 145-newton meters less than the previous model. The new Niro EV, according to Kia, can go 460 kilometres on a single charge, an improvement of five kilometres over the vehicle from the previous generation.

Once inside, the 2023 Niro EV’s interior is very different from that of its Forerunner. The Kia has sloping surfaces on the top of the dashboard and the door panels as well. The digital instrument panel and infotainment screen highlight how technologically advanced the cabin is. A rotary shifter and other auxiliary controls are located in the central console, and the steering wheel has a distinctive two-spoke design.

SOURCE CARSGUIDE

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  1. There’s no certainty that anything got “swapped out” on the EV. The motor has been limited in torque by 35% for no obvious reason and all indications are that it’s the same motor and gearbox as 2019-2022. Kia can claim whatever story they wish but I’d suggest it’s due to the significant number of gearbox failures.

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