2023 Kia Niro Hybrid – Kia has now revealed more details about the second-generation Niro, a small hybrid crossover after revealing it late last year. The 2023 Kia Niro is available in electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid forms. However, the traditional hybrid will be first.
2023 Kia Niro Hybrid Specs
The powertrain for the Niro hybrid will once again include a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, an electrical motor, and a six-speed dual-clutch auto transmission. Kia says the total output will be 139 horsepower, the same as before, and it will be front-wheel-drive-only. Although details aren’t available yet on the electric or plug-in hybrid versions, they will likely use larger batteries and more powerful electric motors. Kia released photos of its Niro EV, showing a slightly different front-end design.
The 2023 Niro has a longer wheelbase and is wider than the previous model. It also has a 2.5-inch longer frame that will allow for more cargo space. The styling of the 2023 Niro is largely based on the HabaNiro Concept Car and offers interesting trim customization options: There are eight exterior colors available, six for the contrast C-pillar trim, and three for the body cladding. The Niro’s interior features a touchscreen of 10.3 inches and a cluster of digital gauges, just like other new Kia models. The hybrid models include a rotary shift knob that was previously only available on the Niro EV.
2023 Kia Niro Hybrid Released
We expect Kia to provide more U.S.-specific details in the months ahead, as the Niro will be available in Korea first and other markets later in the year.