Kia has revealed the All-New Niro, a next-generation state-of-the-art model that further demonstrates the company’s rapid progress in becoming a global sustainable mobility solutions provider. An integral part of Kia’s growing eco-friendly model line-up, the next-generation Niro has been designed from the ground up to meet the complex and varied needs of today’s sustainability-conscious consumers.
Based on the third-generation platform, the new Niro
benefits from a larger body that realizes class-leading interior space and
storage capacity. Premium and eco-friendly materials combine to create a
minimalist avant-garde feel; a moving mobility space in which occupants can
relax and enjoy each stage of every journey. Modernistic digital displays and
interior controls have been optimally placed to further enhance the
user-friendly operating experience.
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, closer to market launch.
A highly-efficient Smartstream 1.6-liter 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 20.8km/L (based on Korean standard).
“The all-new Kia Niro heralds the next step in our journey to become a sustainable mobility solutions provider,” said Artur Martins, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Brand and Customer Experience Division at Kia Corporation. “From the outset, our ambition was to create a car that makes it easier for people to practice a sustainable lifestyle. With its eco-friendly materials, advanced technology and range of highly efficient electrified powertrains, the all-new Niro truly delivers on its goal.”
Bold and assertive
Intelligent and stylish exterior design that’s brimming with personality
The exterior of the all-new Niro embodies a sophisticated and adventurous sense of purpose. Stylish and bold crossover looks combine with a high-tech two-tone body. A wide Aero C-Pillar at the rear – which enhances air flow to improve aerodynamics – blends into the striking boomerang-shaped rear taillights.
Spacious and welcoming interior
Innovative and minimalist cabin optimized for an optimal user experience
Featuring an interior that’s been designed to appeal to the senses, with premium quality materials and welcoming, textured surfaces combined, creates an avant-garde feel throughout. The off-centre dashboard curves around the front occupants, with opposing horizontal and diagonal lines leading to a calming yet daring aesthetic. Ambient mood lighting, available in no fewer than 74 colour combinations, helps to heighten the senses while creating a warm and serene environment. Customers can further tailor the interior by choosing between three new interior colours: Charcoal, Medium Grey and Petrol.
Efficiency at its core
New and advanced powertrains deliver a comfortable, harmonious and energetic driving experience
The all-new 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 Niro comes equipped with Kia’s Green Zone Drive Mode that automatically activates the electric-only drive operation of the car to ensure zero-emissions mobility in certain environments and situations. For example, when driving in green zones such as residential areas, or nearby schools and hospitals, the Niro HEV model automatically uses electric power based on navigation and driving history data. The driver can also set dedicated green zones into the navigation system to reduce pollution in areas such as near their home or place of work.
Structural integrity and next-gen ADAS deliver added confidence behind the wheel
Safety has been a top priority during the development of the all-new Niro. As a result, the vehicle’s high-strength lightweight body features a multi-load front impact structure to ensure passengers benefit from outstanding levels of safety in the event of a front-end collision. It also 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.
Remote Smart Parking Assist is a feature that enables the vehicle to park itself autonomously, whether or not the driver is in the vehicle. It enables drivers to move their car out of a front-and-back parking space remotely with their key fob.
Other ADAS features include Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, Lane Following Assist, Highway Driving Assist, Rear View Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist and Front/Rear Parking Distance Warning.
High-tech connectivity and convenience features fit seamlessly into everyday life
The all-new Niro includes an extensive range of high-tech convenience and connectivity features designed to make life easier both behind the wheel and on leaving the car.
A 10-inch head-up display system displays key driving information including speed, ADAS data and navigation commands directly onto the front windshield. The ultra-clear graphics are displayed directly ahead of the driver helping to minimize eye movement while driving, enhancing safety and convenience in the process.
The Kia Connect smartphone app allows users to connect with their vehicle remotely. Drivers can sync calendars, plan journeys with online navigation and access key onboard features including live traffic alerts, local fuel station information and real-time weather forecasts. An End Destination Guidance feature helps customers navigate to their final destination on foot once their Niro is parked using Google Maps and augmented reality technology. Valet Mode enables customers to monitor their vehicle remotely when it’s being driven by another user, providing added peace of mind.
Register your interest now at Birchwood Kia in Washington, near Worthing, or Eastbourne.
Due for global market launch later this year, more information on the all-new Niro will be made available in due course.