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Kia Niro Review, Colours, Interior, For Sale & Models in Australia


Kia’s first bid into the hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric space was with the Niro small SUV.

Introduced in Australia in 2021, the first-generation Niro was quickly replaced with an updated model that also ditched the PHEV powertrain.

Positioned now as the entry to Kia’s expanding electric car portfolio, the Niro competes against hybrid rivals like the Nissan Qashqai and Toyota Corolla Cross, as well as all-electric offerings like the MG ZS EV and Mazda MX-30 EV.

The line-up currently starts at $44,930 for the Niro HEV S (hybrid) and ranges through to $72,360 for the range-topping Niro EV GT-Line Grey C Pillar.

Kia Niro Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Kia Niro varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $44,930 and going to $72,360 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 SUV 1.6L, —, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $44,930 $72,360
2023 SUV 1.6L, Hyb/ULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $38,610 $78,650
2022 SUV 1.6L, Hyb/ULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $36,520 $77,550
2021 SUV 1.6L, Hyb/ULP, 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO $35,750 $70,180
See All Kia Niro Pricing and Specs

Kia Niro Colours

The Niro Hybrid and EV comes in 'Clear White,' 'Mineral Blue,' Cityscape Green,' 'Steel Grey,' 'Aurora Black' 'Snow White Pearl,' 'Interstellar Grey' and 'Runway Red.'



  • Clear White
  • Mineral Blue
  • Cityscape Green
  • Steel Grey
  • Aurora Black
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Interstellar Grey
  • Runway Red
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Kia Niro Dimensions

The dimensions of the Kia Niro SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 SUV 1545x1825x4420 mm 160 mm
2023 SUV 1630x1805x4385 mm 180 mm
2022 SUV 1545x1805x4355 mm 160 mm
2021 SUV 1545x1805x4355 mm 160 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Niro Dimensions

Kia Niro Boot Space

In the boot, you'll find 425 litres (VDA) in the hybrid, and 475 litres (VDA) in the electric model, with those numbers swelling to between 1392 and 1419 litres with second row folded flat.

Kia Niro Boot space

Kia Niro Towing Capacity

The Kia Niro has maximum towing capacity of 1300kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 SUV 750kg 1300kg
2023 SUV 0kg 1300kg
2022 SUV 0kg 1300kg
2021 SUV 300kg 1300kg
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Kia Niro Speed

The Hybrid is pretty leisurely taking more than 10 seconds to reach 100km/h while the EV will take just 7.8 seconds to reach that. 

Kia Niro Seats

Adults can ride in relative comfort when riding four-up, but squeezing an extra human in the middle could be stretching the friendship a little.

You'll find cupholders up front and for backseat riders, as well as bottle-holder storage in each of the doors. Also very cool is, in the All Electric model, a V2L plug (which is a traditional Australian plug socket) meaning you can charge bigger devices on the fly by simply plugging in.

Kia Niro Seats

Kia Niro Interior

The Niro is predictably wrapped in eco-friendly materials — like recycled bottles in the headliners, and eucalyptus tree fibres in the seats — but how nice an experience you have depends very much on how much you spend.

The entry-level S Hybrid makes do with the most basic cabin tech, the S EV gets a little better, but the GT-Line cars get a genuinely impressive tech offering, with this kind of wall of screens that link the driver's binnacle to the centre screen. Also cool is the integrated touch sensitive infotainment and climate control, which helps pare back the busy in here a bit.

Kia Niro Interior

Kia Niro Q&As

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Kia Niro Engine

The Hybrid is pretty conventional, pairing a 1.6-litre engine with a 1.32kwH battery and electric motor for a combined output of 104kW and 265Nm. It gets a six-speed DCT auto and front-wheel drive. 

But the EV is a bit different. It gets a big 64.8kWh battery and a front-mounted motor that produces 150kW and 255Nm, the latter of which arrives instantaneously, helping drop the sprint to 100km/h to just 7.8secs - and that's despite carrying almost half a tonne of battery with you.


Kia Niro Engine

Kia Niro Accessories

The range starts with the Hybrid S, which gets cloth and artificial leather seat trim, LED DRL's and LED rear taillights (but halogen headlights), a 4.2-inch digital driver display and and 8.0-inch central touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a six-speaker stereo. You also get dual-zone climate, 16-inch alloys and electric mirrors and windows.

Stepping up to the Hybrid GT-Line adds a whole bunch of nice stuff, including twin 10.25-inch screens (one for the driver, the other for multimedia screen), bigger 18-inch alloys, perforated bio-leather seats, LED headlights, a better steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats.

The Full Electric trim levels largely match the hybrid's specifications, except both ride on 17-inch alloys, and even the S model gets the twin-screen infotainment set-up.

The All Electric GT-Line also gets a better eight-speaker stereo, a sunroof, and what the brand calls a Premium Relaxation Front Passenger Seat — which tilts back so you can get comfy while charging.

Kia Niro Accessories

Kia Niro Fuel Consumption

The Kia Niro is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Electric, — and Hyb/ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2024 SUV 4L/100km 1.6L 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO
2023 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 4L/100km 1.6L 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO
2023 SUV 4.3L/100km 1.6L Hyb/ULP 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO
2022 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 3.8L/100km 1.6L Hyb/ULP 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO
2021 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 3.8L/100km 1.6L Hyb/ULP 6 SP DUAL-CLUTCH AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Kia Niro Pricing and Specs for 2024

Kia Niro Wheel Size

The Kia Niro has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x60 R16 9 for SUV in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 SUV 205x60 R16 9 205x60 R16 9
2023 SUV 215x55 R17 9 215x55 R17 9
2022 SUV 205x60 R16 205x60 R16
2021 SUV 205x60 R16 205x60 R16
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Kia Niro Wheel Sizes

Kia Niro Range

Kia reckons the Niro EV will deliver 460kms in driving range when fully charged. And when it does come time to plug in, a 7kW Wall Box at home will take nine hours and 25 minutes to go from empty to full, or a 100kW DC charger (also the charging max), will take 45 minutes to go from 10 to 80 percent.