- 2023 Kia Niro Plus Price and Features
- Available in hybrid or EV in base S form.
- Price from $41,710 before on-road costs
gave 2023 Kia Niro Plus – a small SUV designed for taxi and rideshare use – will arrive in Australia in the coming weeks.
It marks the return of the short-lived previous-generation Niro platform, with the Niro Plus featuring a longer and taller body and equivalent features – and hybrid or all-electric powertrains.
However, as with the second-generation model launched in July, Kia Australia will not offer a plug-in hybrid version of the Niro Plus.
Pricing is comparable to the previous-generation Niro, which starts at $41,710 for the S Hybrid before and $64,450 for the EV plus on-road costs.
That compares to $44,380 and $65,300 respectively for the new-generation Niro, which has far more advanced features – including components taken from Kia’s latest models, such as the EV6 and Sportage.
While private sales are available, a Kia Australia spokesperson said fleets are being prioritized.
“The Nero Plus is a fleet-focused model with a very limited volume which is already out for 2022,” he said.
2023 Kia Niro Plus Pricing
2023 Kia Niro Plus Features
|17 inch alloy wheels|
|8-inch infotainment system|
|Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto|
|DAB+ digital radio|
|Six speaker audio system|
|Dual zone climate control|
|LED daytime running lamps|
|Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shifter|
|Heated power folding side mirrors.|
Except for S EV, S Hybrid
|Four speaker audio system (instead of six speaker unit)|
|Keyless entry and push-button start|
|Electronic gear shifter.|
Engine, drivetrain and fuel economy
Under the bonnet, the Niro Plus Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, which produces 77kW and 147Nm. This is matched by a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor with a total system output of 104kW/265Nm.
It’s mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which sends power to the front wheels.
Energy storage in the hybrid is managed by a 240-volt lithium-ion polymer battery mounted under the rear seat. Battery capacity is 6.5Ah and 1.56kWh.
The Niro Plus EV has a more powerful 150kW/395Nm electric motor, with a larger 64kWh lithium-ion battery.
It offers a WLTP-rated driving range of 427 km, with 100kW fast charging support allowing a 10 to 80 percent top-up in around 47 minutes.
|S. Hybrid||4.3L/100km||107 g/km|
Based on tests carried out in the Kia Niro Plus 2016, it is covered by a five-star ANCAP safety rating. This rating applies only to the hybrid variant.
It scores 91 percent for adult protection, 80 percent for children, 70 percent for vulnerable road users, and 81 percent for safety assistance.
The range features seven airbags (dual front, side, curtain, and driver’s knee).
All variants include the following active safety equipment as standard:
|Autonomous emergency braking (car, pedestrian, cyclist)|
|Lane Keep Assist|
|Blind spot alert|
|Driver attention warning|
|Adaptive cruise control|
|Rear parking sensor|
Kia Niro Plus has a wheelbase of 2700mm, and is 4385mm long, 1805mm wide and 1640mm tall.
It is 10mm longer and 80mm longer than the first-generation Niro, but 33mm shorter and 20mm shorter than the second-generation model.
It has a claimed 397-litre boot capacity, which expands to 1497L with the second row folded.
Warranty and Servicing
In line with Kia’s extensive range, the Niro Plus is covered by the brand’s seven-year, unlimited kilometer warranty as well as a one-year complimentary roadside assistance programme. This can be extended up to eight years with annual servicing at a Kia dealership.
Hybrid maintenance is required every 12 months or 15,000 km, whichever comes first. Prepaid service plans are available for the EV variant.
For the hybrid, capped-price servicing is available for seven years, with the cost depending on the service interval.
gave 2023 Kia Niro Plus It will arrive in Australian showrooms in the coming weeks, with sales slated for the remainder of 2022.