At the heart of all-new Niro’s eco-friendly credentials are a trio of state-of-the-art electrified powertrains, comprising hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric (BEV) options. PHEV and BEV models will be revealed at a later date.
A highly-efficient Smartstream 1.6-litre GDI engine featuring improved cooling, friction and combustion technologies helps power the HEV model.
The powerplant ensures highly competitive fuel efficiency, with the all-new Niro HEV capable of achieving 4.8L/100km.
It features a bold and dynamic design inspired by the brand’s acclaimed ‘opposites united’ design philosophy.
The interior, says Kia will appeal to the senses. it boasts a 10.25-inch functional panoramic high-definition digital display screen that can be personalised.
This Niro will be launched with three state-of-the-art highly efficient FWD electrified powertrains: hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric (BEV).
The HEV features Kia’s highly-efficient Smartstream 1.6-litre GDI gasoline engine.
The four-cylinder unit produces a maximum output of 77kW along with 144Nm of torque, while improved cooling, friction and combustion technologies ensure maximum fuel efficiency. When combined with the 32kW permanent magnet synchronous electric motor, the HEV model produces a combined maximum power output of 104kW.
The 1.6-litre GDI engine is mated to the second-generation 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (6DCT) that has been carefully engineered and optimised to increase efficiency and reduce weight.
This second-generation Niro includes a full complement of Kia’s DriveWise intelligent advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that are designed to avoid potential hazards and improve confidence and convenience behind the wheel.
More information on the all-new Niro will be announced in due course.