2024 Kia Niro EV all set to hit market with prices ranging from nearly $40K to $46K

2024 Kia Niro EV all set to hit market with prices ranging from nearly $40K to $46K

Kia America, the American arm of South Korean automobile manufacturer Kia Corporation, has officially revealed pricing for the 2024 Niro EV as the battery-electric subcompact crossover by stating that the 2024 Kia Niro EV will start at $40,925. The aforementioned starting price of the base model of the second-generation Niro EV makes it only $150 more expensive than the previous year, with the remaining increase of $30 coming from the higher destination charge. Interestingly, the given price tag also includes destination charge of $1,325.

Obviously, the base price of $40,925 for the 2024 Niro EV applies to the entry-level “Wind” trim. The upgraded, better-equipped “Wave” trim of the EV starts at $45,925, which makes it costlier by $180 that the previous year’s model. Just like in the case of the base tri, the top-of-the-rage “Wave” trim’s price also includes destination fee of $1,325.

In spite of a modest price hike, Kia's 2024 Niro EV comes with added features that enhance its value proposition. One notable addition is a dual-level cargo floor, which is a standard feature for improving practicality and utility.

Several more changes have been introduced by the manufacturer, including the removal of the Fire Orange Metallic exterior paint option entire lineup and the Light Grey interior colour package from the “Wind” trim.

Under the hood, the new model retains its single motor powertrain, featuring a 64.8-kWh battery that supplies power to a permanent magnet synchronous e-motor on the front axle. It delivers a robust 201 hp and 188 pound-feet of torque. The EPA-estimated range of the EV remains steady at 253 miles, while the EPA-estimated MPGe rating continues to be at 113 MPGe combined. Charging the battery from 10 to 80 per cent of its full capacity can be accomplished in just around 45 minutes using a DC fast charger.

The base “Wind” trim of the 2024 Niro EV also boasts an array of standard features, including automatic wipers, privacy glass, power liftgate, automatic LED headlights, heated mirrors, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The interior boasts 10.25-inch instrument & infotainment display loaded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an eight-way power driver seat, a blend of cloth and faux leather upholstery, heated front seats, a faux leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and five USB ports.

Stepping up to the $45,925 Niro EV Wave trim further enhances the EV with upgraded headlights, fog lights, a sunroof, an eight-way power passenger seat, full faux-leather upholstery, heated & ventilated front seats, driver memory settings, and a vehicle-to-load (V2L) inverter that enables the crossover to power electronic devices or even other electric vehicles.

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