The Kia Niro electric-hybrid small SUV has received price increases of up to $1,290 across the range, but only one model has new features.
Kia Australia has raised prices by up to $1,290 worldwide 2024 Kia Niro Line of small hybrid and electric SUVs for the new model.
Applicable to 2024 model year examples, price increases amount to $260 for electricThe flagship EV GT-Line, $550 for both Niro Hybrid variants (S and GT-Line) and $1290 for the Niro EV S.
Along with the price increase, theThe Niro EV S gets the GT-Line’s larger 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, replacing a smaller 8.0-inch screen, with integrated satellite navigation and wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (instead of the wireless connectivity of the smaller screen).
The larger screen supports Kia Connect, which includes a companion smartphone app with features such as remote lock/unlock, vehicle location, fuel/electric driving range status and cabin preheat/cool, as well as an assistant improved voice.
The other three grades of the model do not acquire any characteristics. Kia Australia attributes the increases in these models to “battery and other increases in overall costs”.
Kia has reported 736 examples of the Niro sold so far this year. The second generation Kia Niro arrived in dealerships in the middle of last year, some 12 months after the first generation model went on sale, five years less than in Europe.
Prices for Australia of the Kia Niro 2024
- Niro Hybrid S – $44,930 (up to $550)
- Niro Hybrid GT-Line – $50,580 (up to $550)
- Niro EV S – $66,590 (up to $1,290)
- Niro EV GT-Line – $72,360 (up to $260)
All prices listed exclude en-route costs.