Interesting. Got mine, a Touring, one day before leaving on a trip back east. I live in BC.
Rented a Honda Civic with CVT, best L per 100 Km 5.1, did not like the low seats or the whirring transmission.
Day 2 with the Niro today.
Noticed the comments about the prices in Canada. I did the same comparison.
Also 0% interest for 2 years from Kia
First new car since 1984
Will keep you posted.