By Tribune Staff

If you’ve been considering switching to an electric vehicle, the new Kia Niro EX will be an ideal auto to start. The Niro Plug-In Hybrid delivers versatility right down to its power source. With the push of a button you can go all-electric using a high-density, lithium-ion polymer battery with an estimated EPA rated All Electric Range (AER) of 0-26 miles. And you can be confident knowing you’ll never be stranded with its hybrid gas-electric HEV mode.

Going electric is easy thanks to dual Level 1 (120V) and Level 2 (240V) charging options. Whether you’re at home or on the road, rest assured you’ll find a power source anywhere you can plug into the electric grid. And with Kia’s UVO eco App, you can schedule charge times at home and find public charging stations. The Level 2 (240V) charger is available at public stations and for home installation. It delivers a fast-full charge in less than three hours.  There now more than 36,000 Level 2 (240V) public outlets currently nationwide, with even more to come. 

Despite its plug-in features and battery pack hidden under the rear floor, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid still comes with a spacious cargo area to fit your lifestyle. Plus, folding rear seats let you fit larger items to offer expansive versatility for all life’s adventures.

Find your ideal seat position with the available 10-Way Power Driver’s Seat. This amenity keeps the position that way, thanks to the Integrated Memory Seat (IMS) system that remembers mirror and seat settings for up to two drivers. Plus, available light gray two-tone leather interior with electric blue accents will make anyone sit up and take notice. 

THE NUMBERS:  MSRP: From $26,150 MPG: 51 city / 46 highway