Kia first brought the Niro to market as an all-new hybrid subcompact crossover for the 2017 model year. In 2018, the plug-in hybrid Niro joined its traditional hybrid twin, followed by an all-electric Niro variant in 2019.
For the 2020 model year, the Niro lineup sees its first official refresh. However, sadly, it only applies to hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Eventually, it only makes sense that the updates will make their way into the battery-electric variant.
As Dykes reveals, updates to the exterior are minor, but easy to pick out. What's arguably more important here is that the Niro gets an upgraded and modernized dashboard. It features a larger standard touch-screen infotainment system, which is now 8 inches compared to the outgoing model's 7-inch system. Upper-level trims offer a new 10.25-inch touch screen that's one of the largest in the class.
Watch the video for more details. Then, let us know if you own a Kia Niro Electric or plan to get one in the future. Our Forum for Kia Niro Electric owners also has a thread for this and many other topics for more in-depth discussions.
Video Description via Alex on Autos on YouTube:
2020 Kia Niro First Look
For 2020 Kia didn't tweak the Niro's winning combination of cargo practicality and high fuel economy but they did give the outside a new look. The big change for 2020 happens inside where we get a revised dashboard with larger screens and a more modern feel.