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KIA to launch the 2023 KIA Niro in Canada with 3 options: HEV, PHEV and fully EV

Written by Cláudio Afonso |

KIA announced on Monday the arrival of the 2023 Niro model to Canada with three electrified powertrains: hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and all-electric (BEV). Second-generation Niro will debut in three options further advancing Kia’s Plan S electrification initiative of bringing 7 all-new electrified models to the country by 2025. Specification and pricing details for Canada will be announced closer to launch, KIA said.

“This will be the 4th vehicle that Kia launches under the brand’s Plan S strategy that promises to bring 7 all-new electrified models to Canada by 2025,” said Elias El-Achhab, Chief Operating Officer, Kia Canada. “This next generation Niro not only satisfies the varying consumer needs with three different powertrain offerings, but also integrates sustainability through materials and technology that help propel the company’s vision toward more environmentally-responsible mobility.”

The choice of colours, materials and finishes aim to strike the perfect balance between an environmentally responsible approach to mobility and a future-oriented passenger car vision. The exterior of the 2023 Niro embodies a sophisticated and adventurous sense of purpose that takes strong influence from the HabaNiro concept unveiled in 2019, KIA added.

Last week, KIA launched a new campaign for its fully electric EV6 model comparing it with the best selling Tesla Model Y. In the newsletter, KIA introduces the comparison saying: “How Kia EV6 compares to Tesla Model Y. KIA EV6 goes beyond,” enhancing the lower price, longer range and some more differences.

On February 22th, Kia America and Electrify America announced a partnership to provide Kia EV6 buyers with 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of complimentary EV charging/energy at any Electrify America station across the U.S.  The agreement between the two companies will enable Kia owners 3,500 to 4,000 miles of all-electric driving at no charging cost, depending on the vehicle model and various conditions.

Written by Cláudio Afonso |