Editor's note: This article has been corrected to note that the current generation Niro EV became available nationwide in model year 2022.
The second-generation 2023 Kia Niro electric crossover, one of three available electrified variants, will go on sale in the U.S. this summer in all 50 states, the automaker said last week. The current-generation EV was sold only in certain states when it was introduced, but was expanded to all 50 states in model year 2022.
"Part of our electrification strategy is to sell electric cars everywhere, not just to comply with regulations and the exempt states, or the California standard states," said Steve Center, Kia America's COO. "People want electric cars all over the country."
Center called the gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric Niro, built on what the automaker calls its K3 chassis, "the trifecta of electrification."