2017 Kia Niro hybrid utility vehicle is priced from $22,890 in the US

Article by Christian A., on January 26, 2017

South Korean carmaker Kia Motors is just about to commence selling its 2017 Kia Niro hybrid utility vehicle in the United States, and it has revealed the pricing for all available models just in time for the much awaited Super Bowl LI.

The new 2017 Kia Niro is not your ordinary SUV. When a consumer needs practicality, an SUV would be a proper proposition. However, in terms of fuel economy, a buyer may go for a compact car or better yet, grab a hybrid vehicle. But since the new Kia Niro is both an SUV and a hybrid vehicle, its primary attributes include both practicality and fuel economy. As a utility vehicle with hybrid capability, the new 2017 Kia Niro sure doesn’t come cheap.

At launch, the new 2017 Kia Niro will be available in five versions, including the Launch Edition. The regular versions are the FE, LX, EX and Touring. The Launch Edition of the Kia Niro is slotted between the EX and the Touring models. As the base version, the Niro FE is also the most affordable with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $22,890. Even if it is the base version, the Niro FE is decently equipped as it is loaded with features like seven-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, power windows, reversing camera and audio system as well as keyless access and 16-inch wheels.

When the Niro LX version is chosen, a customer just needs to add a few hundred dollars to a starting MSRP of $23,200. In this trim level, the new Kia Niro would have the features of the FE with the addition of roof rails, LED taillights and push-button start. On the other hand, the Niro EX model – available at a starting MSRP of $25,700 – builds on the equipment found on the LX and adds front fog lamps, LED daytime running lamps and heated power-folding mirrors as well as leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated seats. Also added are Lance Chance Assist and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Topping the range is the Kia Niro Touring, which has an MSRP of $29,650. As the range-topper, the Touring model offers all the available standard equipment like the heated steering wheel, ventilated seats, 10-way driver's seat, eight-inch touchscreen navigation and the eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system as well as 18-inch Hyper Gray alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin tires and tilt/slide sunroof.

The Launch Edition, meanwhile, boasts of all of these features sans the tilt/slide sunroof, ventilated seats and heated steering wheel. However, the Niro Launch Edition could be finish in either Snow White Pearl or Aurora Black Pearl – both of which are offered as $395 options on other models. All prices exclude $895 in destination charges.

Kia Niro Touring customers could also avail of the optional Advanced Technology Package for just an additional $1,900. This package includes HID headlights, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Smart Cruise Control (SCC), 110V inverter and wireless phone charger.

Another optional Advanced Technology Package is also available for $1,450 just for the Kia Niro LX and it includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Smart Cruise Control (SCC), leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob, LED DRLs and front fog lights.

A Sunroof Advanced Technology Package is available only for the Kia Niro EX at $2,300 that includes power tilt/slide sunroof, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Smart Cruise Control (SCC) and a 10-way Power driver's seat with two-way power lumbar support.

Press Release

KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2017 NIRO PRICING

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced pricing for the all-new 2017 Niro crossover hybrid. When the Niro arrives in dealerships early in 2017 it will be offered in five trim levels – FE, LX, EX, Touring and a limited-production, Launch Edition. MSRP1 for the FE is just $22,8901 and the top-of-the-line Touring with its many luxury, infotainment and convenience features is $29,650. Destination charges of $895 are not included in the MSRP.

“At Kia, we’re always striving to offer exciting new products that redefine their segments in all areas, including price,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA. “The new Niro checks all the boxes – it provides crossover utility, good looks, outstanding fuel economy, it’s fun to drive and it’s affordable.”

The Niro FE, with a starting MSRP of $22,890 and 50-MPG (combined)2, is equipped with a long list of standard features, including: 16-inch wheels; 6-way front seats; power windows; keyless entry; cruise control; 7-inch touchscreen display with rearview camera; UVO3 with Apple CarPlayTM3, Android AutoTM4 and a six-speaker audio system with steering-wheel-mounted controls.

Moving up to the $23,200 LX trim adds Smart Key with push button start, roof rails and LED rear combination lamps. Among the extras added to EX $25,700 are heated combination cloth and leather seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED daytime running lights, heated power folding mirrors, front fog lamps, and Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Lane Change Assist (LCA) driver assistance features5.

The Launch Edition is available in Snow White Pearl or Aurora Black Pearl exterior colors and offers an exclusive look via the unique Hyper Gray 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin tires, unique metallic color grille, 10-way driver’s seat, 8-inch touchscreen navigation system, 8-speaker Harman Kardon®6 premium audio and is $28,000.

Touring trim $29,650 is equipped with an amazing array of additional features – power tilt/slide sunroof, front and rear park assist, heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, 10-way power driver’s seat with memory and 8-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio,

Three option packages are available. Advanced Technology Package is offered on the LX at $1,450 and includes Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning System5. Sunroof and Advanced Technology Package is offered on EX at $2,300 and includes power tilt/slide sunroof, Smart Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning System5. The Advanced Technology Package $1,900 offered on Touring includes HID headlights, wireless phone charger and 110V inverter, Smart Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning System5.

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