2023 Kia Niro Hybrid and EV in Australia from $44,380

The hybrid and all-electric Kia Niro has arrived in Australian stores.

This model's 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine delivers 103 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque.

Permanent magnet synchronous electric motor adds 104 kW (139 hp) and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft) of torque.

Six-speed dual-clutch transmission mated to engine. Kia will market the hybrid S and GT-Line.

A 4.2-inch multi-function cluster display and a host of safety features, including a Center Side Airbag, Multi Collision Braking, an Electronic Chromic Mirror, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, and Intelligent Speed Limit Assist.

Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist, Lane Following Assist, Rear View Monitor, and Rear Parking Sensors are also available.

10.25-inch instrument cluster, 10.25-inch infotainment display, touch-sensitive infotainment and temperature controls, Qi wireless charging pad, heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, head-up display, remote smart parking assist, and smart power tailgate.

A single electric motor with 150 kW (201 hp) and 255 Nm (188 lb-ft) of torque is powered by a 64.8 kWh battery pack.

This model has a WLTP range of 460 km (285 miles) and can be charged from 10-80% in 43 minutes.

Niro EV comes in S and GT-Line trims, like the hybrid. The EV S adds a 10.25-inch digital cluster and an 8-inch infotainment screen.

The EV GT-Line has a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, front passenger luxury relaxation seat, and an eight-speaker Harman/Kardon premium sound system.

Niro Hybrid S starts at AU$44,380 ($30,258) while the GT-Line at AU$50,030 ($34,110). The Niro EV S costs AU$65,300 ($44,521) and the GT-Line costs AU$72,100 ($49,157).