The 2020 Kia Niro EV is a totally electric auto that presents a selection of extra than two hundred miles for each cost in a simple package which is if not practically identical to that of the Kia Niro hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid.
All round, we fee the 2020 Niro at six.six out of 10. (Read extra about how we fee automobiles.)
Like these other Niro styles, the Niro EV’s styling is not daring or rugged or sporty. There are some token hints of all-climate functionality in the rubberized wheel-nicely trim and upright grille, but outside of the winks and the nods this is a front-wheel-push car or truck that has a tall, roomy overall body and it does not sit significantly higher off the ground than a sedan.
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For 2020, the Niro EV gets more substantial eight.-inch and 10.3-inch infotainment screens, replacing the prior seven.- and eight.-inch types, respectively. It also gets a very little extra metallic trim around the headlights and new rear LED blend lights.
The relaxation of the essential specs for the Niro EV have around, and which is not a lousy thing. The solitary electric motor makes 201 horsepower and 291 pound-toes of torque and can accelerate the Niro EV to sixty mph in around 7 seconds and it feels perky all the way to freeway speeds. Experience and dealing with feels really different than the Niro hybrid as the EV weighs about 700 kilos extra. It is self-confident on the freeway but not as nimble on the backroads.
Most of the Niro hybrid’s interior flexibility and area carries around to the Niro EV. The rear seats continue to flip forward, and there is plenty of area for two older people in the back again seat. The front seats are not so street-excursion deserving, nevertheless.
The Niro EV is presented in EX and EX High quality styles, with a more substantial display screen, crafted-in navigation, Harman Kardon premium audio, and a heated steering wheel among the updates.
A $seven,five hundred federal EV tax credit rating applies to qualifying potential buyers of the Niro EV, as nicely as many local and state incentives. Kia only sells the EV in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Texas, and Washington.