2023 Kia Niro EV Prototype Spied

by Jul 21, 2021All News, Electric Vehicle, Kia, Spy Shots0 comments

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After we have seen for the first time the interior of the next-gen Niro on its hybrid flavor, now its time to take a look in the 2nd generation Kia Niro EV that has been spied in South Korea.

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What we know so far?

Of course this Niro prototype (codenamed as SG2) is still under heavy camouflage but we can still make out some details that remind us of the concept. As (almost) always the production car will be toned down a lot compared to the concept so there will be no butterfly-wing doors but the overall shape of the body seems to remain.

That means a five door body with a sportier design on the C-pillars. A longer wheelbase in order to give the passengers more space, short overhangs and the boomerang shaped rear lights are also features that have been moved over from the concept.

The HabaNiro Concept is the first Kia in recent memory to do away with the brand’s signature tiger-nose grille, instead receiving a front end that Kia says resembles a shark’s snout. Since the front end is still heavy covered we cant see much of that new design. The front lights also look like that are provisional at this point so they are not giving us any clues either.

Detail of the 2nd gen Niro EV codename “SG2 EV”

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By the looks of it , the grey plastic covering the wheel arches will keep on into the lower parts of the doors reminding us of the design of the HabaNiro doors.

The fully electric HabaNiro concept also shows that the next-generation Kia Niro EV will continue to lead Kia’s electric push. There’ll continue to be three variants: a fully electric version as well as plug-in hybrid and full hybrid models for the production car when it hits the market in 2021 as a 2022 model.

Photo Source: AutoSpy

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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