2023 Kia Niro Hybrid Revealed

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

2023 Kia Niro Hybrid

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.

2023 Kia Niro Hybrid Specs

2023 Kia Niro Hybrid Specs

New 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 Interior

2023 Kia Niro Hybrid Interior

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.