In a press release, Kia announced that the 2023 Niro EV will come in two trims: Wind and Wave, along with an additional $1,295 destination fee. The base Niro EV Wind starts at $39,450, while the higher Niro EV Wave trim costs $44,450. Both trims come with a 64.8-kWh battery, the same 201-horsepower electric motor, and DC fast charging that can top it up from 10% to 80% in less than 45 minutes. A heated steering wheel, wireless phone charger, 10.25-inch infotainment display, power seats, and 17-inch wheels all come standard. The 2023 Niro EV comes with standard safety features as well, including blind-spot, front, and rear collision avoidance, lane-keeping assistance, and pedestrian detection, to name a few.
Either trim can also be fitted with an optional Preserve Package, which adds a heat pump as well as heated rear seats. However, the Kia Niro EV Wave variant adds more luxurious features such as a sunroof, a 7-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, head-up display, memory seats, and enhanced assist technology. The pricier Niro EV trim also features a digital key system that can lock, unlock, and drive the car using virtual keys that can be shared with others via text messages. The 2023 Kia Niro EV’s U.S. availability is scheduled to drop this month.