Kia presented the new car Niro at the Seoul Mobility Show. It’s a brand-new car with a sophisticated design, comfortable cabin, and huge promises about its power. Let’s take a closer look at this novelty.
The main design features of the Niro were borrowed from the Habaniro concept car, which was presented at the motor show in New York in April 2019. The Niro is equipped with similar boomerang-shaped flashlights and unusual headlights. A slight difference is a body with unusual front doors that is being opened by lifting.
The interior looks significantly more elegant, although it has a dashboard layout similar to the Sportage one. Niro is equipped with a wide display on the front panel, which combines a virtual instrument panel and touchscreen infotainment complex. Multimedia can be customized by the driver's needs in just two clicks, and it's awesome to have quick access to certain amenities without having to navigate through the menus. Another feature is a special washer is installed instead of the traditional transmission selector.
The indoor design was created with the newest technologies that are aimed to save the environment. Kia used recycled materials and natural fibers such as eucalyptus leaves for the headliner and upholstery. The passenger won't have much space, but it's still enough for four adults and large grocery bags.
Kia hasn't released the pricing and feature details, but it's known that there will be a variety of engine options: a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a full EV model. In the first modification, the crossover is equipped with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine, operating in the pair with an electric motor and an 8.9 kWh battery. The vehicle can go up to 42 km exclusively on electric traction. The electric version is equipped with a 201-horsepower unit, which is powered by a battery with a capacity of 39.2 kWh or 64 kWh. The declared power reserve without recharging for such a crossover is 240 and 380 km. Also for the hybrid and the plug-in hybrid, a special mode called "movement in the green zone" is available.
That’s all the details we know at this moment. Hopefully, Kia will reveal some news in the closer feature. The market launch is scheduled for next year.
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