THE NO-COMPROMISE HYBRID UTILITY
Get ready for an exciting new class of hybrid. The Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle pulls no punches, combining driving enjoyment with eye-catching design, functional utility and hybrid efficiency.
The stylish 5-seater subcompact is built on Kia's all-new, dedicated eco-car platform and unique hybrid system that will deliver fuel efficiency of up to 50mpg.
The Niro is driven by the new, state-of-the-art Kappa 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine, engineered specifically for hybrid applications with 103hp. Power is transmitted through a newly developed, second-generation six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) that delivers smooth, quick shifts for a natural and spirited feel compared to continuously variable transmissions. Bringing the whole system together is a compact and lightweight 1.56-kWh Lithium Ion Polymer battery located underneath the rear seat.
The Niro will be offered with a suite of advanced driver assistance and convenience technologies, including Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist; Advanced Smart Cruise Control; Lane Departure Warning; and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
All-new Eco-DAS (Driver Assistance System) features Kia’s first application of Coasting Guide and Predictive Energy Control. The Coasting Guide aims at maximising fuel economy by essentially coaching the driver on when to coast and brake. Predictive Energy Control, meanwhile, uses the navigation system and cruise control to anticipate terrain changes on the road ahead and actively manage energy flow, seamlessly determining when its best to recharge the battery and when its best to expend stored energy to optimize overall efficiency.
The Niro comes fitted with Kia's award-winning infotainment system incorporating Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, up to 8 GB of music storage, access to onscreen apps such as Pandora® and Soundhound and Wi-Fi tethering capability - all displayed on a 7-inch capacitive touch screen.