The Niro is the first dedicated hybrid crossover SUV meaning there is no version of this automobile that is only gasoline powered.
Offered in four trim levels, the FE, the LX and EX, and a Touring model, the Niro is a subcompact SUV that combines high fuel efficiency with the popular crossover styling.
Fronted by the characteristic Kia grille and designed in a smoothly rounded contour the Niro has a distinctly crossover shape and appeal for those who prefer a vehicle that has moved away from the larger, more squarely shaped, SUV design.
With its fuel-maximizing hybrid technology, Niro has an effective range of over 900 kilometres featuring a 1.6 L GDI engine and smooth-transitioning dual-clutch automatic 6-speed transmission.
Combined with the on-board electric motor, the vehicle delivers a combined 139 horsepower and uses a Lithium Ion Polymer battery.
The innovative powertrain is at the centre of the Niro and makes all this technology worthwhile.
The Full Parallel Hybrid system combines the pure power of the hybrid-optimized engine with a highly efficient, lightweight electric motor that delivers outstanding hybrid efficiency.
The interior design features the height of modern motoring technology with an infotainment system that allows you to send and receive texts, access your favourite apps and connect to your smartphone – all through the Niro’s built in 7″ or 8″ colour touchscreen display.
You can even recharge your smartphone with the wireless charging system and there are multiple ways to power your devices within the cabin of the vehicle.
Voice activated technology gives you the ultimate convenience while both your hands are on the wheel.
With its hybrid design and resulting fuel efficiency along with a modern crossover design, the all new Kia Niro Hybrid will be a sought after vehicle this year.