Heading into 2020, the Kia Niro EV starts just its second year of production. With the delay of the Kia Soul EV, the Niro EV remains the automaker's only electric vehicle option. For 2020, we expect the Niro EV to continue on as a carryover model.
As a carryover, no major changes are expected in interior and exterior design as it will likely retain its hatchback-crossover look. It will retain its 64 kWh battery that powers its electric motor capable of 201 horsepower. With this powertrain, it will remain competitive in terms of range as the EPA has rated the 2019 model at up to 239 miles on a single charge.
No official release date has been set for the Niro EV but we expect it to be in showrooms soon as the hybrid version is on sale now.
Consumers can expect to see a minor price increase compared to the outgoing model as the 2020 Niro EV will range from $40,210 to $45,710 (including destination fees).
Pictured: 2019 Kia Niro EV