These 2 New EVs Wowed at the New York Auto Show

Nissan Ariya and the Kia Niro are timeless Japanese EVs modernized with a sense of serenity and innovativeness. 
Written by Serena Aburahma
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
May 8, 2022
The
electric vehicles
arena is evolving very fast, faster than most of us can track and their
insurance
coverages can adapt. The best time and place to know where the industry is currently at is by visiting the 122-years old New York Auto Show, NY, annually. 
This year's show was held from April 15th all the way to the 24th, and amazingly, various auto manufacturers paraded their new designs. While each one had something to boast of, nobody expected the Nissan Ariya and
Kia Niro
would stand out to be among the most talked-about models after the show.

Why did the two EVs stand out at the New York Auto Show?

For a long time, Nissan has been working on several EVs, from LEAF to Land Glide. But, from the New York Auto Show, there seems to be nothing quite like the new Ariya. 
In an interview with Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's senior designer,
Yahoo! Finance
disclosed that the Ariya is breaking new grounds. It is Nissan's first all-electric crossover SUV, a perfect partner for daily rides. 
The car is also rocketing Nissan to a global transformational plan marked by electrification and integration of seamless high-tech features. 
On the other hand, Kia has forged its presence on auto stages by presenting stylish and well-refined vehicles, and experts are afraid to overlook its importance. The 2023 Niro EV is a second-generation Niro made from recycled parts with sustainability in mind. 
According to
Electrek
, the fine cosmetics of the car carry the reborn identity Kia has been working on for years. But aesthetics alone will not influence consumer decisions; performance is vital. 

Features and performance specs of Kia Niro and Nissan Ariya

According to Nissan, Ariya styling represents a significant redefinition of the company's philosophy dubbed "Timeless Japanese Futurism". The reimagined front has a Kumiko art grill that is not only beautiful but protects driver assistance sensors such as SONAR, radar, and GPS sensors.
Also beaming from the front, are sophisticated thin LED lamps angled to form the signature V-shaped pattern. As one follows the contours running along the vehicle's husk, a beautiful geometric outline appears. 
Generally, everything about Ariya's external features represents a new dawn deeply entrenched in Japanese culture. 
Its spacious interior is dotted with various controls, including a quick charge port, ProPILOT assist, climate control, and extra room for cups. 
The flat floor takes a slim profile and houses a liquid-cooled 87 kWh Lithium-Ion battery. The battery can push the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds and maintain a top speed of 99 mph. When empty, it can recharge within one and a quarter-hour which is enough power for a 276-mile journey. 
Kia's updated interior takes a straightforward approach; it ensures both the driver and passenger are comfortable. It offers a sleeker dashboard with two 10.25-inch screens, state-of-the-art ambient lighting, and multiple ports. 
Love helping out people? Rescue a fellow EV driver with Kia's V2L. V2L (vehicle-to-load) is a revolutionary bidirectional feature that allows you to power or charge something else using the vehicle's battery. 
As more and more interior features unfold, the 2023 Niro sits on a 64.8 kWh battery and a 150-kW motor delivering 201 horsepower with a range of over 250 miles. 

How much will the New York Auto Show fans pay for these cars?

It is not clear how much folks will pay for the two cars, but experts have estimated that based on the previous version of Kia, the standard Niro's 2023 MSP will be $44,000 without the full $7,500 tax credit on BEVs.
On the other hand, the two Ariya 2023 models will retail at over $45,000. The price of the base Venture+ trim will be $45,900, $13,000 short of that top-level Platinum+ trim, whose sales are expected to start this fall in the U.S.

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