The Kia Niro is a modest crossover with a secret its sleepy styling doesn't make apparent: a plug-in hybrid model that delivers stellar efficiency without any range anxiety. At the moment, the Niro PHEV is the only Kia product to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain but that will likely change in the coming year.
Changes are small but notable for 2021. Kia has made wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard, and they've done the same with rear occupant alert, which prevents the rear doors from opening if there's oncoming traffic. Remote start is more widely available, as is adaptive cruise control.