The famous small crossover 2021 Kia Niro will arrive later this year with some refreshments. Like before, this model is one of the best in its class. Thanks to its dimension and compact look, this model is easy to maneuver. According to the latest reports, the manufacturer alongside this SUV will refresh its whole line of models. The recently introduced Kia Seltos is the first model that confirms the claim.
So, what we can expect from this small crossover? The upcoming Kia Niro will bring more features, and it will be available as the Hybrid, Plug-in, and an EV model.
2021 Kia Niro Outlook Design
The refreshed 2021 Kia Niro will look more attractive than before. Thanks to some modifications, this model promises a more sporty look than the predecessor. The outside changes will be generic and the new model will get a tweaked front. The new sharp-edged headlights will finally use LED lighting and thanks to that, it will dominate on the front.
Besides that, the attractive grille with a mesh insert is present and it makes this model bolder. We like the new Chevron-shaped LED running lights that sits now on the lower corners.
More Comfort Inside
The famous small crossover 2021 Kia Niro will gain more standard features this time. On top of that, the Kia automaker will use more upscale materials and the new eight-inch infotainment screen as standard equipment.
Like before, the Kia Niro will be available with two rows of seats. Thanks to that, there will be enough space for five occupants. Also, there here will be plenty of standard features and even more optional ones. The real deal starts on the upper trims. With the top-ranging trims, buyers can get a 10.25 inches infotainment touchscreen, navigation, and the latest Harman/Kardon stereo system.
2021 Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Specs
The new 2021 Kia Niro is a compact crossover that deploys a vast range of engines. The standard model comes with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 43-horsepower tractive motor. Thanks to this combination, this drivetrain produces 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. It also uses 1.56-kWh lithium-ion polymer battery and 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. From the latest testing, fuel economy is one of the best in class and it exceeds 50 mpg in the city.
Plug-in Hybrid is also available. This engine consists of a 1.6-liter Atkinson cycle inline-4 that can make 185 horsepower. Under the rear bench, the manufacturer used a larger battery pack of 44.5-kW. Moreover, thanks to that, this model can go all-electric 26 miles. The combined fuel rate of the plug-in model is 46 mpg/105 MPGe.
The forthcoming 2021 Kia Niro EV is the most awaited model. It comes with a big 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor. Combined, it delivers 201 horsepower and a 291 lb-ft of torque.
However, because it uses a big capacity battery, charging time on the wall outlet 120-volt is very slow. It takes around 59 hours. However, choosing a 220-volt charger, it needs only 9.5 hours to be fully charged. DC fast charger is also available and it can fill Niro EV to 80 percent in 1 hour and 15 minutes. This model can travel over 239 miles with a single charge.
2021 Kia Niro Arrival Date and Cost
The newest 2021 Kia Niro is the small SUV that will provide a compact cabin. It also offers a great look and more features this time. According to some news, the release date of the redesigned Kia Niro will happen later this year for sure.
The price will remain the same and the redesigned 2021 Kia Niro will come with Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,500. Choosing up the fully-loaded Niro Touring model, the price will easily pass the $33,000. The Plug-in model is also available and this version costs $29,000. The most expensive one will be the Kia Niro EV, which begins at $39,500.