New 2022 Kia Niro EV for Sale in Tuscaloosa, AL

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Emissions-free practicality

If you live in or close to Tuscaloosa and you’re on the lookout for what might well be your first fully-electric vehicle, the 2022 Kia Niro EV is an option that makes a lot of sense. The exterior styling is everything you’d expect from a modern, stylish compact crossover SUV, but it doesn’t scream to the world that you’re trying to be different just for the sake of it. On the inside, the Niro EV is as flexible and practical as you need and could be described legitimately as something of a masterclass in making the most of available space.

Specifications

There are two 2022 Kia Niro EV trim levels to choose between: the entry-level EX and the even more generously equipped EX Premium. Looking at the exterior styling, the only thing that could give the game away that the Niro EV might not have a conventional internal combustion engine is the imitation grille on the front. A traditional grille isn’t required to allow air in for cooling. Still, like most automakers, Kia’s designers have chosen to add a fake one to retain an element of familiarity to the aesthetic of the Niro EV.

The interior of the compact Kia EV is attractive, spacious, and modern. There’s plenty of space inside for people and cargo, thanks to no need for a transmission tunnel, which means the floor is flat throughout the cabin, and the cargo floor can be comfortably low to make loading and unloading as easy as possible. Like the hybrid version of the Niro, the rear seats can flip forward to create more space for cargo. If you retain any doubts about an SUV classed as compact having enough room inside for what you need, you’ll be delighted to discover that the Niro EV interior is more flexible, versatile, and spacious than many similar-sized rivals with internal combustion engines.

2022 Kia Niro EV models and trim levels

Powertrain and performance

2022 Kia Niro EV powertrains and performance

Until they become the norm, the powertrain of any EV will remain the primary focus for most prospective owners, and the Niro EV is no different. The Niro EV features a permanent magnet AC synchronous motor powered by a 64-kWh battery that delivers quiet, quick acceleration and an excellent all-around driving experience. The Kia also boasts a very practical driving range on a full charge of the battery. The electric powertrain develops 201 horsepower and 291 lb.-ft. of torque which would still be impressive numbers for a compact SUV, even if it had an internal combustion engine.

The 2022 Kia Niro EV can get you from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds, but what most people ask about first when discussing any electric vehicle is the driving range on offer from a single battery charge. With the Kia Niro EV, the EPA-estimated driving range is 239 miles. As far as recharging is concerned, the Niro EV battery pack can be recharged to 80% of its capacity in around an hour with a DC fast charger, so range anxiety shouldn’t be a big issue for prospective owners.

Features and equipment

At the initial launch, the Niro EV had an impressive list of standard features and equipment, but the 2022 model year sees that list expanded further. The EX version features an impressive 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, satellite radio, and a premium Harman Kardon sound system. The base model also comes with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, rear-seat climate-control ducts, and heated front seats.

Stepping up to the EX Premium version of the Niro EV means you get to enjoy such upscale standard features as a power sunroof, ventilated front seats, SynTex seating materials with blue accents, adjustable mood lighting, and rear parking sensors.

2022 Kia Niro EV interior features and equipment

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Test drive Kia Niro EV in Tuscaloosa, AL

If the 2022 Kia Niro EV had a traditional fossil-fuel powertrain, it would still make a lot of sense. Even so, the electric motor turns the Niro into something pretty special you can enjoy driving for its environmental credentials as much as for the pure joy of driving. If going fully electric is on your radar, but you’ve resisted getting off the fence, come and experience the Niro EV for yourself with a test drive from Julio Jones Kia here at 4301 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL. Alternatively, call us today at (205) 409-2651 for more information, and then we can book a test drive appointment for a time that fits your schedule.

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