Kia’s new hybrid crossover now has a price attached to it.
The 2017 Niro will start at $23,785, which includes a $895 shipping charge, for the base FE trim. Standard features on the FE trim include keyless entry, a 7-inch touch-screen display and a rearview camera.
The Niro is going on sale as demand for alternative-powered vehicles slumps in the U.S. In 2016, combined U.S. sales of electric vehicles, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell-powered cars dropped 19 percent to 242,619, according to the Automotive News Data Center.
Additional trims on the Niro include the LX, which starts at $24,095, EX, which starts at $26,595, and the top-of-the-line Touring, which starts at $30,545. All prices include shipping.
Standard features on the Touring model include front and rear park assist, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
There also will be a Launch Edition available for the 2017 model year, in either Snow White Pearl or Aurora Black Pearl. The Launch Edition rides on Hyper Gray 18-inch wheels and has a unique metallic color grille, Kia said. The limited edition model starts at $28,895, including shipping.