Second-generation Kia Niro debuts in hybrid, PHEV and EV variants


The all-new Kia Niro CUV made its North American debut on the New York Worldwide Auto Present. The 2023 Niro will launch in america with three electrified powertrains: hybrid electrical (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and all-electric (EV).


All Niro fashions are front-wheel-drive. A 6-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission is customary in HEV and PHEV.

The Niro HEV incorporates a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine coupled with a 32kW everlasting magnet synchronous electrical motor, for a mixed most energy output of 139 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Improved cooling, friction and combustion applied sciences guarantee most gas effectivity, and Niro HEV returns a focused 53 mpg mixed and an estimated driving vary of 588 miles.

The Niro PHEV pairs the 1.6-liter engine with a 62kW electrical motor, for a complete system output of 180 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. When it’s related to a Stage 2 charger, the Niro PHEV can refill its 11.1-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery in beneath three hours. Totally charged, the all-electric vary (AER) of the Niro PHEV is estimated at 33 miles when fitted with 16-inch wheels—an enchancment of 25% over the mannequin it replaces.

The all-electric Niro EV is powered by a 64.8 kWh battery and a 150kW (201-horsepower) motor with DC fast-charging functionality as customary. Plugged in to a Stage 3 quick charger, the Niro EV can replenish 10 to 80 % in beneath 45 minutes, at a most charging functionality of 85 kW. The 11kW onboard charger additionally helps recharge the Niro EV in beneath seven hours on a Stage 2 charger. Focused AER for the Niro EV is 253 miles. An non-obligatory warmth pump and battery hotter assist protect vary in chilly temperatures.

Along with Sport and Eco drive modes, the all-new Kia Niro introduces Inexperienced Zone Drive Mode, which mechanically transfers Niro HEV and Niro PHEV into EV drive mode in residential areas, and close by colleges and hospitals. The Niro mechanically makes use of electrical energy primarily based on navigation cues and driving historical past knowledge, and acknowledges favourite locations, reminiscent of residence and workplace set within the navigation system.

Clever regenerative braking allows a wide range of regeneration ranges to simply gradual the automotive and recuperate kinetic power to maximise driving vary. The system can calculate the quantity of regeneration required utilizing radar and highway gradient info, and it will probably permit all Niro fashions to reap the utmost quantity of power from its brakes whereas bringing the automobile to a delicate halt.

The 2023 Niro EV is obtainable with the identical vehicle-to-load (V2L) onboard generator performance pioneered by the EV6.

Customary, cutting-edge ADAS know-how on the 2023 Niro contains:

  • Ahead Collision Avoidance (FCA) with Pedestrian detection functionality: Warns if there’s danger of a collision with a pedestrian in entrance of the automobile whereas driving and will mechanically help with braking

  • Lane Preserving Help (LKA): Helps detect lane markings and offers steering inputs to assist forestall the automobile from leaving the lane whereas driving

  • Lane Following Help (LFA): Helps detect lane markings and autos forward and offers steering inputs to assist middle the automobile within the lane

  • Driver Consideration Warning (DAW)[7]: Analyzes the motive force consideration stage and offers a warning if a break is beneficial. It could additionally present a number one automobile departure alert if the main automobile departs from a cease and the motive force doesn’t react inside a sure time interval

  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance (BCA) with Parallel Exit: Might assist keep away from collisions with rear-side autos when exiting a parallel parking spot by mechanically aiding with braking

  • Rear Cross-Visitors Collision Avoidance-Help (RCCA): Helps detect approaching cross visitors when in reverse. When approaching cross visitors is detected, the system alerts the motive force and will apply brakes

  • Protected Exit Warning (SEW)[8]: Gives a warning when a automobile is approaching from the rear-side whereas somebody is exiting the automobile

  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA): Gives a warning to the motive force to verify the rear seat earlier than exiting the automobile

Sensible Cruise Management with Cease & Go and Navigation-Based mostly Curve is obtainable throughout the Niro lineup, as is FCA with Help-Junction w/ Bike owner & Junction Turning. Optionally available for the primary time on Niro EV is Freeway Driving Help II[10], which integrates the performance of Lane Change Help, FCA with Lane Change, and Sensible Cruise Management with Machine Studying.

Kia Join superior in-vehicle connectivity, which is accessible in-car or by means of the Kia Entry App, is customary on Niro EX and above. Moreover, the motive force can unlock the 2023 Niro’s doorways by means of new Digital Key 2.0, which facilitates opening and beginning the Niro utilizing an Apple iPhone, Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Over-The-Air (OTA) updates be sure that maps and the infotainment system are up to date mechanically. Stolen Automobile Restoration and Immobilization presents peace of thoughts for homeowners, with the potential to help regulation enforcement companies to recuperate a stolen automobile. Sensible Speaker Integration lets prospects use Amazon-Alexa or Google-Assistant enabled sensible audio system or gadgets to remotely management sure automobile features, reminiscent of distant begin. Further performance, together with 911 Join and Roadside Help, are additionally a part of the Kia Join function set.


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