[Photos] 2020 Kia Niro Updates Revealed at LA Auto Show
The Kia Niro made its official debut in 2016 at the Chicago Auto Show and has since been winning awards left and right. While the engineers and designers at Kia definitely agree that it’s difficult to improve on a vehicle that’s doing so well, the automaker was able to showcase some 2020 Kia Niro updates at the Los Angeles Auto Show last month.
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You’ll notice quite a few enhancements on the exterior of the 2020 Niro. Projector-type headlights and fog lamps surround the new diamond-pattern grille while the LED daytime running lights are now in the shape of chevrons rather than a rectangular block in the 2019 model. In the back, the faux skid plate is much more prominent and the rear LED combination taillights look more advanced than ever. On top of all these upgrades, the Niro has two new 16-inch and 18-inch alloy wheel designs.
The dash of the 2020 Niro looks far more modern thanks to a streamlined design that features the 7-inch instrument cluster with improved graphics and a standard 8-inch touch-screen display for all models. If you choose the optional navigation and Harman Kardon premium audio on the Niro, the screen increases to 10.25 inches. You’re also able to add paddle shifters to the steering wheel for a more spirited drive as well as an optional electronic parking brake and mood lighting with six colors.
Pricing and availability
At the time of writing, pricing for the 2020 Niro is not yet available nor is it ready for purchase. It is set to go on sale in early 2020 along with the Niro Plug-in Hybrid, which will receive identical upgrades. The 2019 Niro’s starting price is currently $23,490 (PHEV: $28,500) and we can’t see that varying too much for the 2020 model year with the handful of updates the Niro received.
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