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Updated: 12/10/18
Kia Niro

Segment: Alternative power

Drivetrain option(s): NA

Powertrain(s): Hybrid

Addition 2018

The electrified crossover has plug-in and traditional hybrid models to choose from for the 2018 model year. A full electric concept was introduced in January at the CES technology expo in Las Vegas. The hybrid would be due for a freshening in 2020. The plug-in hybrid would be due for a freshening in 2020, and the EV in 2021.

Addition 2019

A battery electric version of the subcompact crossover can drive 239 miles on a single charge. The Niro EV is slated to arrive in the first quarter of 2019 as a 2019 model and will join the regular gasoline and hybrid versions. Kia plans to initially offer the Niro EV in the 12 states that follow California's emissions standards.

Redesign 2022

A redesign is possible in 2022.

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Brand Product Timeline: Kia


2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Niro Addition
K900 Redesign
Forte Redesign
Sedona Freshen
Niro Addition
Soul Redesign
Sorento Addition
Large crossover New
Optima Redesign
Cadenza Freshen
Stinger Freshen
Rio Freshen
Sorento Redesign
Sportage Redesign
Sorento Addition
Sedona Redesign
Niro Redesign

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