**VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY** The Kia Niro is a smart crossover for modern multitaskers. Technological advances in the Niro aren’t confined to its hybrid system. This is a compact crossover that not only raises the bar for aerodynamics, performance and fuel efficiency, it also enhances your experience every time you drive with an array of the latest technological innovations. While other hybrids may require certain functional sacrifices, the Niro is the opposite – a hybrid designed and engineered to deliver a heightened driving experience.
ELECTRIC MOTOR + GAS ENGINE It’s the first hybrid crossover that’s engineered to deliver the driving dynamics that Kia has been known for – in a highly capable and remarkably fuel efficient hybrid crossover. That’s a result of Kia’s Full Parallel Hybrid System that integrates the output of the 1.6 litre gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine with the robust 1.56 kWh lithium-ion battery-powered lightweight electric motor.
The Full Parallel Hybrid System employed in Niro operates in several different modes. It can idle in full electric mode and during gentle acceleration. For more aggressive acceleration or ascending, the gas engine complements the power from the electric motor. When descending or braking, the system switches into regenerative mode, feeding power from the electric motor back to the battery. When cruising at highway speed, the system uses both the engine and motor in tandem. Together the engine and motor generate 139 horsepower, with 195 lb.-ft. of torque to get you off the line with authority.
Niro is equipped to manage all the varied demands of your day, rear seats that fold flat, provide maximum cargo capacity of 1,789 Litres, store valuable items out of sight in a spacious compartment hidden beneath the cargo floor. Plenty of space for driver and passenger and comfort with heated front seats and heated, leather wrapped steering wheel. Automatic climate control enables you to set your cabin temperature and the system will maintain it. The system also includes dual zone controls, allowing the driver and front passenger to select individual settings to personalize their comfort.
The Kia Niro details can be seen in the brochure under Technical Overview.