Check Out That Body!
To take the automaker’s lineup in a new direction, the Kia Niro offers something different: a hybrid powertrain. This efficient utility vehicle has an athletic body with a long roofline, sculpted hood, and expanded wheel arches. The highly-aerodynamic shape reduces drag and increases driving pleasure.
Inside, the Niro has a modern, sleek appeal with glossy monochromatic accents, driver-centric controls, and packed insulation for noise reduction. From the inside and the outside, the Niro is a fun vehicle to drive and to be seen in.
Strength Comes in Many Forms
To make the Kia Niro a one-of-a-kind hybrid vehicle and not just an SUV with an electric motor, it was designed to be a hybrid from the ground up. The underpinnings were specifically constructed with Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) to make the Niro more durable yet lightweight. This increases the efficiency and reinforces the A- and B-pillars. Aluminum was also used in the seat frames, hood, tailgate, and some suspension components to cut additional weight.
Running on Intelligence
While the Kia Niro certainly looks attractive, it’s what’s under the hood that’s causing a stir. Its hybrid powertrain is a breakthrough for the brand.
1.6-liter GDI DOHC four-valve engine producing 103 horsepower
Interior Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous electric motor producing 43 horsepower
Gas Direct Injection fuel system
42 kW, 240V Lithium-Ion polymer battery
6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT)
Combined, the gasoline engine and electric motor produce 146 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.
Taking You Further, With Fewer Stops
What makes the new Kia Niro the perfect choice for eco-conscious families on a budget is its hybrid powertrain that combines the strength of a gasoline engine with the efficiency of an electric motor. With its lightweight body and GDI and Atkinson Cycle technology, the Niro reaches an impressive 50 miles per gallon estimated fuel efficiency rate. That far exceeds even the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered SUVs and crossovers on the market today.
Active Safety That’s Alert When You’re Not
You’ll be happy to know that the Kia Niro offers the same cutting-edge safety technology available on the brand’s other vehicles. These features offer essential protection and assistance qualities behind the wheel.
Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist
Smart Cruise Control
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Eco-DAS Coasting Guide and Predictive Energy Control system
Smart Air Intake system
Plenty of Room, To Boot
Kia’s four-door utility vehicle, the Niro, not only boasts smart construction and a hybrid powertrain, it also boasts impressive cabin and body dimensions.
Front leg room is 41.7 inches; front head room is 39.8 inches
Rear leg room is 37.4 inches; rear head room is 39.2 inches
Cargo space is 25.5 cubic feet
Body length is 171.5 inches; total height is 60.4 inches
Wheelbase stretches 106.3 inches