I'm going to go out on a limb and say because there's only a couple hundred in the whole US. There are 755 Kia dealers and about 300 Niro PHEV (most still in transit to dealers) in the entire country and over 1/3 of those cars are in California at the 70 California dealers. The other 680 or so have a grand total of under 200 Niro PHEVs. Why would they discount them?Congrats on the new car! With the fully electric model on the horizon, I'm surprised that dealers are being so stingy with the PHEV's pricing.
Hmmm,I am in WA state and did not know about thw $150 fee...boy they try to get you anyway they can...The state had a sales tax exemption in place but it required electric vehicles to achieve a range of at least 30 miles so the Niro PHEV wouldn't have qualified anyway. On the plus side, the state charges an annual fee of $150 to those vehicles that achieve a minimum range of 30 miles, so Niro PHEV owners in WA avoid this annual fee.