Interesting. Where did you get the 8.9 Kwh battery information [& I'm not being a wisea**]? Are there prototype/preproduction reviews somewhere? If so could you provide linkThe Niro plug-in federal tax credit will be $4,543. This is based on the 8.9 kWh battery, and federal tax guidelines for battery size, etc. State-by-state incentives will vary, but include $1,500 in CA/CT/MA/TN, $1,100 in NY/MD. SC and CO also have $incentives
Kia Niro PHEV spec:
1.6-litre direct-injection petrol engine (104bhp and 147Nm) paired with a 44.5kW (60bhp) electric motor – Transmission-Mounted Electric Device (TMED). System output is 139bhp, with 265Nm of torque. Drive to the front wheels is through a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (6DCT).
0-60mph in 10.4 seconds and has a top speed of 107mph
8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack
up to 36 miles (58 km) in all-electric range , ~27 miles real world
potential fuel economy of well over 200mpg and CO2 emissions of just 29g/km
drag coefficient (Cd) of .30
4,355mm long, 1,805mm wide and 1,535mm tall
curb weight to 1,594kg
luggage space – 324 litres
I just started researching the Niro Touring. The best internet price Ive seen so far is 28100 for a 2017 via truecar. Have you had any better deals than this? Im wondering how much lower they are willing to go knowing the plugin is coming soon.A local SF Bay area dealership is willing to take a deposit and order the car if I am willing to buy at MSRP. Does anyone have a sense of what MSRP will be based on how the plug-in was priced with reference to the non-plugin model in other countries where it was released?
I am debating whether to try to buy it at MSRP in 2017 to avail of the $4500 Fed credit that will go away next year or just wait and negotiate a better price in 2018.