Kia’s new Kia Niro Hybrid is an incredible vehicle that manages to capture to best aspects of a hybrid and a crossover and smash them together to create a beautiful and highly enjoyable vehicle. Many hybrid and electric vehicles are rather cramped and small in size, but the new Kia Niro makes no such sacrifice, as one of its key points is its roomy and quite a spacious interior, perfect for bringing along friends and for packing things away for a road trip. Kia’s new Kia Niro is designed to blend in while bringing to the table a plethora of stuff to enjoy and is indeed packed full of new and old technology to provide drivers with a unique, efficient, and immersive driving experience.
The new Kia Niro is equipped with a brand new Atkinson-cycle 1.6-liter four-cylinder Engine that is also integrated with new tech like exhaust-heat-recovery and dual cooling circuits, to allow for a faster warm up of the cylinder head. With an impressive 40 percent thermal efficiency, the Kia Niro is sure to be Eco friendly everywhere, but with a simple push to the left with the shift stick you can activate the Niro’s Sport mode, which firms up your steering, provides you with more responsive acceleration, and an almost completely different shift schedule, at the cost of some mileage. That is what it usually comes down to with hybrids of any kind; efficiency and the new Kia Niro does not slack behind in that category. The Niro models all manage to grant drivers an impressive fuel economy that anyone would be envious of, with the most efficient being the FE model at 52 city and 49 highway, and the least efficient still sitting pretty at 46 City and 40 Highway, proving that a crossover can, in fact, be plenty efficient.
Kia Niro Features
Although refreshingly straightforward for a hybrid vehicle, the Kia Niro is anything but boring. The Kia company has packed plenty of tech into this vehicle, with many high-tech features coming as standard. Apart from your typical standard hybrid features and functions, like regenerative braking and whatnot, the Kia Niro also supplies other features and options like UVO eServices Infotainment System with Android Auto and Apple Carplay smartphone integration, which comes standard on all models, and a 7 in. LCD touchscreen color display with integrated rear camera and dynamic guidelines coming standard in the FE, LX, and EX models, but not the Touring models, which instead are standardized with 8 in. LCD display system with a Premium sound system and Satellite HD radio.
So even though the new Kia Niro is a pure and simple new crossover hybrid, it is anything but a boring vehicle, providing individuals with all the space expected from a crossover, with all the efficiency expected of a hybrid, and packed to the roof with feature and available options to enjoy. With models rolling out in U.s dealerships in January, you will not need to wait long to experience all the pleasure the new Kia Niro has to offer you, so schedule your test drive today.