The new model 2019 Kia Niro EV is a household 4-door compact-crossover SUV that is accessible as Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid and EV model. It comes with outstanding fuel economy and great safety score. Standing next to rivals like Chevy Volt and Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro is the most efficient vehicle in its segment. Kia’s new crossover SUV will hit the markets in four trims available.
The upcoming Niro will include a few changes, one of them is the Lane Keep Assist will replace Lane Departure warning system. Kia Niro also comes with an advanced Tech Package and with much more comfort. It is one of the family favorites and is affordable as well.
2019 Kia Niro EV Redesign
While new 2019 Kia Niro EV won’t suffer many changes. The front fascia is slightly extender and the fog lights are transferred over the side, just under the headlamps. Furthermore, some design cues like plastic wheel arches and slide plate are altered and provide Niro visual height.
The exterior is much more rugged than Toyota Prius but mechanically very similar to Hyundai Ioniq. 16-inch wheels are standard and 18-inch alloys are optional. Furthermore, glistening Black roof rails and metallic colored front grille are regular on some higher trims.
Interior Design and Features
The cabin of the upcoming 2019 Kia Niro EV is perhaps the very best in its class. The design is simple and clean with some high-quality materials. The controllers are now more intuitive and the relaxation is exceptional. Gears can be altered thanks to a traditional shifter on the console. USB and power vents are placed in a convenient open bin.
The rear-seat legroom and headroom are excellent, and the folding seats increase cargo space much more. Speaking of equipment, Niro FE trimming will not get you extra options, so more recommendable trimming is Niro LX. LX trim comes with keyless entry and push-button beginning, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the other hand, the Illuminated Glove Box will probably be very appealing new features.
The infotainment system is a UVO3 also it comes with a 7-inch touchscreen. Advanced Tech Package is also available and it offers features like a moonroof, ventilated and heated leather seats and wireless charger. Safety evaluations of 2019 Kia Niro EV are one of the very best in its class. Furthermore, the Lane Keep Assist is substituting Lane Departure warning system, and blind-spot detection is currently standard.
2019 Kia Niro EV Engine
Approaching 2019 Kia Niro EV is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that is combined with a 1.56-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. This gas/electric mix is producing 140 HP and 195 lb-ft of torque. Niro Plug-in hybrid is having a 1.6-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine. This drivetrain can produce around 105 HP and 109 lb-ft of torque. The model will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.6 sec. Best rate is 111 mph.
The 1.6-liter engine comes with a 44.5-kW Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor that adds another 60 HP and 125 lb-ft of torque. The Touring model is rated to reunite 43 mpg and 49 mpg for both LX and EX models. Plug-in Hybrid model can go for 26 miles on electricity before the gasoline engine turns on and increase the range to over 600 miles. But if we compare the fuel economy with model Toyota Prius that provides 56 mpg, the Prius is still the king in this part.
Price and Release Date
The 2019 Kia Niro EV will cost around $25,000. The price of a fully loaded Touring model is marginally above $33,000. This compact-crossover SUV will hit the car markets somewhere at the beginning of 2019. As for the warranty, this model will include five years or 60,000 Miles.
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