Over the years, Kia has steadily extended their hold on the automotive markets around the world. By adding relevant and dependable vehicles with impressive designs, they moved their way up to a global powerhouse. Never has this been more true than in the conception, development, and release of the Kia Niro.
Kia Niro Introduction
Debuting this year for the first time, the Niro is the latest hybrid crossover from the South Korean automaker. Hitting the roads for 2017, the Kia Niro offers a bold look from the outside. A wide stance and aerodynamic body won’t go unnoticed. As a crossover, it’s a strong presence on the road, but not overbearingly large to harm the efficiency.
Taking a look at the engineering side of things, the Kia Niro fuses a 42kW lithium-ion battery with a 1.6-liter GDI engine. The combination of battery and 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission packs a 139 horsepower punch along with an impressive 50 combinded mpg. Not only is the Niro efficient, it’s smarter than ever. Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection, and Park Assist using sonar sensors keep you and the other drivers safe and informed at all times.
Intelligence and Refinement
So, sure the Kia Niro is smart, it’s attractive, it’s efficient, but what about the interior? Since you’ll be spending a large amount of time inside the vehicle, Kia decided to take it up a notch. With 7 and 8-inch color touchscreen options, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have never looked better. Heated and ventilated front seats, a voice activation system, Harman Kardon ® Premium Sound, and a wireless charging pad offer convenience and luxury for everyone. The 60/40 split folding rear seats also feature under-floor storage and cargo space for all the extra goods you take along for the journey.
Marking the beginning of a new line, the Kia Niro is off to a good start so far. With a starting MSRP of just $22,890, it’s top of the line quality, for bottom line pricing.