Kia‘s popular Niro crossover has been entirely redesigned from the ground up to meet the complex and diverse needs of today’s environmentally conscious car users. Three state-of-the-art electrified powertrains, sustainable interior materials and exceptional safety performance combine to ensure the all-new version surpasses customer expectations. The redesigned Niro is a key model in Kia’s growing eco-friendly line-up, which will include 14 BEV models by 2027.
The compact crossover utility vehicle (C-CUV) segment is one of the most competitive, with a dizzying array of models on offer. The all-new Niro illustrates Kia’s fresh approach to the traditional crossover vehicle and provides important differentiators that make it stand out in a crowded segment. A perfect blend of form and function, the all-new Niro is a safe, family-friendly vehicle with favourable economic and environmental credentials that will encourage many people to take a meaningful first step into electrification.
The all-new Kia Niro smooths the transition to sustainable mobility via a choice of low- and zero-emission powertrains: hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric (BEV). The HEV and PHEV models feature Kia’s super-efficient Smartstream 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine. The battery electric Niro EV provides environmental and practical benefits with a 285-mile (WLTP) range.
Jason Jeong, President of Kia Europe, said, “Kia has reimagined the Niro to provide potential customers with a clearer path to clean mobility, and the range of eco-friendly powertrains will encourage even the most hesitant customers to make the switch.
“The all-new Niro benefits from Kia’s latest technology advancements and can meet the mobility needs of all drivers, attracting new people to the brand. The Niro is Kia’s third best-seller in Europe (second in the UK), and the new generation will further extend its position as a volume model within the Kia portfolio and help accelerate Kia‘s global sales of eco-friendly vehicles to two million units in 2030.”
At 4,420mm long, 1,825mm wide without door mirrors, and up to 1,570 high, the clean-sheet redesign of all-new Niro is based upon Kia’s third-generation ‘K’ platform. The 2,720mm wheelbase and enhanced design proportions inside the cabin reward occupants with outstanding space and storage capacity.
Premium-effect recycled materials adorn the cabin, enriching the ambience and underlining Niro’s sustainable credentials. Minimal clutter and smooth lines ensure a distraction-free yet intuitive user experience. A head-up display (HUD) system enhances safety and convenience on the move, while a suite of new safety systems brings the latest advancements in protection.
“Niro currently occupies an important position in the Kia line-up, providing an accessible electrified model at volume. It is a crucial model for Kia and it was natural that, following our rebrand, Niro was also re-imagined. The all-new model will offer existing customers the Kia heritage they value while also broadening the brand’s appeal to new environmentally conscious buyers,” concluded Jason Jeong.