2023 Kia Niro EV spy shots

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Kia is developing a redesigned stainless steel compact crossover and our latest spy photos show a prototype for the electric version.

The current Niro has spawned its electric Niro EV variant for the 2019 model year. Expect this new Niro EV to debut alongside the new Niro in 2022. They are both expected to arrive as 2023 models.

Kia has just launched 2022 EV6, a small crossover that serves as the first member of a planned family of dedicated electric vehicles. Another member will be a great crossover nicknamed EV9, a concept for which it will be unveiled on Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2021.

Despite the arrival of these new dedicated electric vehicles, Kia will continue to launch electric versions of vehicles originally developed for internal combustion power, such as this new Niro EV. In fact, Kia plans to have 11 electric vehicles in its range by the end of 2026, of which only seven will be dedicated electric vehicles.

Kia Habaniro Concept, New York International Auto Show 2019

Kia Habaniro Concept, New York International Auto Show 2019

The prototype is heavily camouflaged but we can already see that the designers have given the new Niro EV a radical look similar to what is round on the recently revealed 2023 Sportage. Kia previewed the look of its new Niro EV (and Niro) with the Habaniro concept car (shown above) presented in 2019.

It is unclear what specs the new Niro EV will have. However, it’s safe to assume it will improve the current Niro EV’s 201 horsepower and EPA-rated 239-mile range. It is possible that the vehicle will also have an 800-volt electrical system and bi-directional charging, just like the EV6.

The starting price is expected to approach the $ 40,000 starting price of the current 2022 Niro EV.

Stay tuned for updates as development continues.

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