Kia announced the new 2021 Kia Niro EV, and not much has changed. The new model has seen some more minor tech changes and a tweak of features. However, there were no changes to the body, interior, power or the driving range.
The new standard features on the car include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear-occupant alert and remote starting. In addition, Kia introduced Kia’s Drivewise suite of driver-assist systems to the vehicle. This includes vehicle departure alert, Level 2 driving assist and adaptive cruise control.
With the tweaks, the vehicle’s range remains unchanged at 384km (239 miles).
The one good thing from this launch is that the pricing of the Kia Niro EV did not change. The base model starts at $44,995 CAD ($40,265 USD), while the Premium model is $54,495 ($45,825 USD).
The Kia Niro EV update announcement was quite disappointing for Kia and EV fans. However, there is hope from the Korean automaker.
The Kia EV6 launches in 2022 and could bring the automaker into the top-tier EV’s if the car lives up to expectations.