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2022 Kia Niro EV and PHEV Details Leaked!

2022 Kia Niro EV and PHEV Details Leaked!

The 2022 Kia Niro has been known about for a while but only really in hybrid guise. Now we know a little more about the plug-in hybrid and EV versions thanks to a release from Kia.

 

The new Niro went down well, with its modern looks, cute two-tone rear quarter and great proportions.

 

It’s a great looking crossover that reflects the current Kia design language with angular lighting, complex running lights, interesting vent shapes and smart wheels.

 

2022 Kia Niro PHEV

 

The 2022 Kia Niro PHEV will use the same 1.6-litre gas engine as the standard hybrid. This time though, it will use a 62 kw motor and an 11.1 kWh battery pack to keep it going.

 

This should give the Niro an electric range of around 40 miles.

 

What’s interesting about the 2022 Kia Niro PHEV is that the transmission doesn’t have a reverse gear.

 

The new dual clutch, 6 speed transmission has 6 forward gears but no reverse. Instead, reversing will be done using electric mode.

 

Presumably, that 40 mile range will keep a little in reserve in case you have to reverse up the street to park or something.

 

2022 Kia Niro EV

 

The 2022 Kia Niro EV is a different beast altogether. It looks much the same as the PHEV from the outside, but will have a larger electric motor and battery setup.

 

The motor is a 201 hp version with 188 lb-ft of torque that will drive the front wheels. It uses a 64.8 kWh battery pack, which should deliver around 287 miles of range.

 

Charging from 10 – 80% will take just 43 minutes using a rapid charger. That will stretch a little if you’re charging at home.

 

The Niro EV will also come with bidirectional charging of up to 3 kWh, so if you need to charge another (small) car or power an outdoor event, the new Niro will be able to do that with the right connection.

 

That’s not all.

 

The 2022 Kia Niro EV now has a frunk, a front trunk capable of up to 20 litres of storage.

 

Rear storage has also been increased to up to 475 litres, an increase of 24 litres. That’s a decent amount of space for what it a modest-sized crossover!

 

2022 Kia Niro

 

The 2022 Kia Niro is a hit in Europe and Asia and we are beginning to see more and more of them here in Canada.

 

It’s a great crossover, with nice looks, a modern interior, refined driving characteristics and tons of practicality.

 

The standard hybrid model is starting to sell well here, and we fully expect the PHEV and EV models to do the same once released.

 

The European release is set for Q2/Q3 2022 depending on world events and we’re sure to see it here not long after.

 

Register your interest in the 2022 Kia Niro at Grimsby Kia, 435 South Service Road Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8

 

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