Any concern about driving in snowy/icy conditions?
I would doubt it. The battery will get much bigger, intruding on cargo space more even without a driven rear axle to put up with.They will be releasing a plug-in version later this year. Perhaps it will be e-awd.
In my area the cheapest electricity is .17 KWH so I'd save 150-250 at the most per year so it wasn't that compelling. I do like the complete silence in ev mode though.I would doubt it. The battery will get much bigger, intruding on cargo space more even without a driven rear axle to put up with.
I wanted to wait until the plug in came out but figured the price difference if the same difference as the Hybrid Optima and Plug in Optima is about $10,000. That is ridiculous even in my area where electricity is less than $0.11 KWH.
The total fuel cost savings bewtwen the HYbrid and plug in is small compared to the gas and Hybrid difference.
Let me know when you get it and your wires and colors. Every mirror that I've put in has been different wire numbers and color.I am planning on doing this same upgrade. If you can take a picture, would love to see. Also, if you have any tips about the wire colors and or instructions, much appreciated.
Ouch, it won't hold................I wouldn't drive on it.Well I've had my Niro exactly one week today and I already have a screw in my tire and of course its somewhat on the sidewall. Kia dealer did plug it, but warns that it may not hold
Do you mind me asking what the tax, fees and license costs were? I got a quote for the FE model $24,060 MSRP -$1200, -$500 Kia Financing, but then tax was $1500 (rounded up), documentary fee was $599 and license and fees was $595 for a total of $25,012. Do the fees seem normal? I can't seem to remember when I bought my 2012 Sportage EX that the standard price was several thousand more than the base price after all the fees were added up.Test drove an EX model today.
$32,775 MSRP > 31,550 - 400 military cash back = $31,150 +tax, fess, license.
I another few months they should be $500-600 less.
I don't pick up until Tuesday.