Kia Announces 2021 Niro Hybrid And PHEV Model Changes

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2021 Niro Touring

Kia’s award-winning Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid crossovers enter the 2021 model year with improvements in technology and enhanced customer convenience.

The Niro Hybrid LX continues into the new model year with its 50-MPG1 combined EPA fuel economy rating, delivering $3,250 in fuel costs savings over five years compared to the average new vehicle.  Meanwhile, the 2021 Niro PHEV offers even more fuel cost savings than the HEV and continues to be eligible for a $4,543 federal tax credit, lowering the PHEV net starting price to $25,0472.

  • Standard Rear Occupant Alert (door logic based) is newly added.
  • For added convenience, 8-inch display equipped vehicles now come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard (previously wired only).
  • Smart Key equipped vehicles now feature the new Remote Engine Start.
  • Navigation equipped vehicles receive MapCare program with 10 years of complimentary map updates.
  • Niro also expands its DriveWise Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)3 to feature Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control and Curve (NSCC-C) on vehicles with Navigation and Smart Cruise Control.


2021 Niro EV details will be released later this year.

Niro Hybrid Overview Summary

Trim Levels/Pricing4 – MSRP (excludes $1,175 destination)
LX: $24,690
LXS:$26,090
Touring: $28,390
Touring SE:$30,950
EX Premium:$32,950
Powertrain: 
1.6L GDI engine with electric motor: 139 hp/195 lb.-ft. of torque (hybrid system performance combined)
1.56 kWh lithium ion polymer hybrid battery
Fuel Economy1 – EPA-est. MPG: (city/highway/combined):
LX: 53/48/50
LXS:51/46/49
Touring:46/40/43
Touring SE:46/40/43
EX Premium: 51/46/49
DriveWise Features3:
Forward Collision Avoidance-Pedestrian (FCA-Ped) with camera (vehicle and pedestrian detection)
Std: LXS  
Forward Collision Avoidance-Cyclist (FCA-Cyc) with camera and radar (vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection)
Std: Touring, Touring Special Edition, EX Premium
Blindspot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
Std: LXS, Touring, Touring Special Edition, EX Premium
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Std: LXS, Touring, Touring Special Edition, EX Premium
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Std: Touring, Touring Special Edition, EX Premium
Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go (SCC w/S&G)
Std: Touring, Touring Special Edition, EX Premium
Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control – Curve with Stop and Go (NSCC-C) 
Std: Touring Special Edition, EX Premium
Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
Std: Touring Special Edition, EX Premium
High Beam Assist (HBA)
Std: LXS, Touring, Touring Special Edition, EX Premium
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Lead Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA)
Std: LXS, Touring, Touring Special Edition, EX Premium
Rear-view Camera with dynamic guidelines
Std:  LX, LXS, Touring, Touring Special Edition, EX Premium
Parking Distance Warning – Reverse (PDW-R) 
Std: EX Premium
Dimensions: 
Overall Length:171.5 in.
Overall Width:71.1 in.
Overall Height:60.8 in. (with standard roof rails)
Wheelbase:106.3 in.
Cargo Capacity:19.4 cu.ft. (behindsecond row without luggage under cargo tray)
22.4 (behindsecond row with luggage under cargo tray)
54.5 cu.ft. (behindfirst row without luggage under cargo tray)
63.2 cu.ft. (behind first row with luggage under cargo tray)
Curb Weight, max:  LX:  3,100 lbs. 
LXS:  3,192 lbs.
Touring:  3,280 lbs.
Touring Special Edition:  3,280 lbs.
EX Premium:  3,192 lbs.   


Niro PHEV Overview Summary

Pricing4 – MSRP (excludes $1,175 destination):
LXS:$29,590
EX:$33,390
EX Premium:$36,550
Powertrain:
1.6L GDI engine with electric motor: 139 hp/195 lb.-ft. of torque (hybrid system performance combined)
8.9 kWh lithium ion polymer PHEV battery
Fuel Economy1 – EPA-est. MPG: (city/highway/combined):
LXS:48/44/46
EX:48/44/46
EX Premium: 48/44/46
All-electric range (full charge): 26-miles
DriveWise Features:3
Forward Collision Avoidance-Pedestrian (FCA-Ped) with camera (vehicle and pedestrian detection)
STD: LXS
Forward Collision Avoidance-Cyclist (FCA-Cyc) with camera and radar (vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection)
STD:  EX, EX Premium
Blindspot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
STD:  LXS, EX, EX Premium
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
STD:  LXS, EX, EX Premium
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
STD:  EX, EX Premium
Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go (SCC w/S&G)
STD:  EX, EX Premium
Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control – Curve with Stop and Go (NSCC-C)
STD:  EX Premium
Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
STD:  EX Premium
High Beam Assist (HBA)
STD:  LXS, EX, EX Premium
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Lead Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA)
STD:  LXS, EX, EX Premium
Rear-view Camera with dynamic guidelines
STD:  LXS, EX, EX Premium
Parking Distance Warning – Reverse (PDW-R) 
STD:  EX Premium
Dimensions:
Overall Length:171.5 in.
Overall Width:71.1 in.
Overall Height:60.8 in. (with standard roof rails)
Wheelbase:106.3 in.
Cargo Capacity:19.4 cu.ft. (behind second row without luggage under cargo tray)
22.4 (behind second row with luggage under cargo tray)
54.5 cu.ft. (behind first row without luggage under cargo tray)
63.2 cu.ft. (behind first row with luggage under cargo tray)

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