Is anybody going to miss Fire Orange Metallic paint?
Kia has just announced pricing and updates for the 2024 Niro Hybrid, and the big news is that there is no big news. A small price bump coincides with a light smattering of extra features. We'll start with the updates to the car itself.
All models except the entry-level LX trim now get a dual-level cargo floor to bolster practicality, and Fire Orange Metallic paint is no longer available to order. That's it - the rest of the car carries over unchanged.
As before, the Niro is powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine paired with an electric motor to generate 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
When the 2023 model arrived a year ago, it was the cheapest hybrid crossover in America, and Kia is continuing to bank on a low MSRP for more sales. The entry-level LX trim now starts at $26,840, an adjustment of $350 compared to last year's model. Stepping up to the EX trim will cost $450 more at $29,090, and it's the same story for the range-topping SX, which now starts at $35,240.
As before, the middle and top trims can be equipped with a Touring package. The EX Touring starts at $31,840, and the SX Touring has a base MSRP of $35,240. All prices exclude a $1,325 destination charge. For 2023, the destination charge was 30 bucks cheaper.
Pricing for the Niro Plug-In Hybrid has not yet been revealed for 2024, but if last year's product rollout is anything to go by, we expect these details to be revealed by the end of the month. The Niro EV will also soon be unpacked, but in the meantime, we specced the most expensive Niro Hybrid possible on the Kia USA configurator.
Options are minimal on the top trim and are limited to items like an auto-dimming rearview mirror ($350), an interior light kit ($325), and the priciest option of all, cross bars ($390). Ticking every box left us with an MSRP of $38,850, including destination - not bad at all.