Automotive makers are keen on raising prices with new mannequin years, significantly for tech-laden electrical fashions, however Kia seems decided to buck the development. Electrek notes that Kia has introduced a 2021 refresh of the Niro EV with quite a lot of tech upgrades, however the identical $39,090 beginning worth for EX trim you noticed for the 2020 mannequin. Even the upgraded EX Premium is simply $60 pricier at $44,650.
These are upgrades you will discover, too. The 2021 Niro now consists of wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You will additionally get distant beginning that will help you heat up or settle down. A door-based rear occupant alert is now commonplace, and the driving force help has grown to incorporate a number one automobile departure alert, a freeway driving assist and navigation-based cruise management.
You doubtless will not have a twinge of remorse for those who purchased final 12 months’s mannequin. Nonetheless, the 2021 replace does make the Niro extra interesting for those who needed extra comforts. We already felt the Niro was one of many extra sensible EVs available on the market with its roomy design, effectivity and included driver assists — this simply makes a extra compelling case for the zero-emissions crossover.