2017 Kia Niro

Kia Talks Pricing for 2017 Niro Hybrid

Kia first dedicated hybrid model, the 2017 Niro will soon be heading out to dealers. Before that happens, pricing details have been revealed.

A quick refresher on the Niro. This model utilizes a new platform dedicated to hybrid and electric vehicles. The powertrain is comprised of 1.6L four-cylinder and electric motor to deliver 146 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. A 1.56-kWh lithium-ion battery provides juice to the electric motor. A six-speed dual-clutch is the sole transmission.

The base Niro FE will begin at $23,785 (includes $895 destination charge). The list of standard equipment is quite generous with a backup camera, six-way power front seats, power windows, keyless entry, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; and 16-inch alloy wheels. For only an additional $310, the Niro LX adds a smart key with push-button start, LED headlights, and roof rails.

Next up is the Niro EX which begins at $26,595. EX models add a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, heated power folding side mirrors, front fog lamps, and LED daytime running lights.

A special Launch Edition follows with a pricetag of $28,895. This trim is only available in two colors (Snow White Pearl or Aurora Black Pearl) along with a set of Hyper Grey 18-inch wheels. Standard features include a 10-way power driver’s seat, an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system, and 8-speaker Harmon Kardon premium audio system.

The Touring wraps up the Niro lineup and adds a sunroof, front and rear park sensors, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, and a memory function for the driver's seat. Pricing is set at $30,545.

“At Kia, we’re always striving to offer exciting new products that redefine their segments in all areas, including price. The new Niro checks all the boxes – it provides crossover utility, good looks, outstanding fuel economy, it’s fun to drive and it’s affordable,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning for Kia Motors America in a statement.

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