Kia revealed more details of its all-new Niro, part of Kia’s growing eco-friendly model line-up.
We reviewed the current generation HERE, we said the new commented that the interior in particular, would benefit from a rethink. We also noted that the model was nearing the end of its life.
The next-generation Niro has been designed from the ground up, and is based on the third-generation platform. Niro is bigger, with what KIA claims is a class-leading interior with superior storage capacity. Other words such as Premium, eco-friendly and avant-garde have been used to describe the look and feel.
As with the current model, all-new Niro has electrified powertrains, including hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric (BEV) options. PHEV and BEV models will be revealed at a later date, closer to market launch.
The improved Smartstream petrol engine helps power the HEV model. The powerplant ensures highly competitive fuel efficiency, with the all-new Niro HEV capable of achieving 20.8km/L (based on Korean standard).
“The all-new Kia Niro heralds the next step in our journey to become a sustainable mobility solutions provider,” said Artur Martins, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Brand and Customer Experience Division at Kia Corporation. “From the outset, our ambition was to create a car that makes it easier for people to practice a sustainable lifestyle. With its eco-friendly materials, advanced technology and range of highly efficient electrified powertrains, the all-new Niro truly delivers on its goal.”
Sales of the all-new Kia Niro HEV will commence in Korea this month, with sales in selected global markets due to follow later this year.