The hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of Kia's compact SUV Niro are now available in a new generation. Model year 2020 brings a redesigned exterior design, redesigned interior and advanced technologies such as traffic jam assist, 10.25-inch navigation and online services.
The 4.36 meter long crossover is powered by a parallel hybrid system with 104 kW (141 hp) of total power in both semi-electric variants. It combines a 1.6-liter GDI gasoline engine Euro 6d-Temp and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission with different electric drives. According to the NEDC, the average consumption of the Niro Hybrid is 3.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers and the CO2 emissions are 86 g / km.
The Niro Plug-in Hybrid travels up to 120 kilometers per hour purely electrically due to the larger battery and the powerful electric motor and has a combined electric range of 58 kilometers. The average fuel consumption is 1.3 liters per 100 kilometers, the CO2 emissions at 29 g / km. The plug-in hybrid Kia Niro offers 324 liters of luggage space, the hybrid is 436 liters. Both variants can be used with accessories in trailer operation.
The exterior design of the hybrid variants was refreshed for the model year 2020, based on the new pure electric car Kia e-Niro. A hallmark of the revised versions is the LED daytime running lights in double-arrow shape. The radiator grille has been drawn more dynamically, plus new LED fog lights and headlights, depending on the model. The bumpers and the alloy wheels are new. Both variants are now also available in ten finishes.
The interior of the hybrid Niro will feature a newly designed dashboard with a more modern design. Also new are a 10.25-inch map navigation, which also serves as the interface to the online services "UVO Connect", and the revised instrument unit with 7-inch LCD display. Other innovations include, depending on the model, an ambient lighting of the dashboard, steering wheel controls and an electronic parking brake.
Depending on the version and model variant, the electrified Niro have a traffic jam assistant, an adaptive speed control system with stop-and-go function, front collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane keeping and lane change assistant, cross traffic alarm, fatigue warning, traffic sign recognition and high beam assistant.
Both hybrid powertrain variants are available in versions Edition 7, Vision and Spirit, which build on each other. For the model year 2020, the standard equipment has been expanded: It includes the Kia Niro Hybrid including an audio system with 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, rear view camera, Bluetooth hands-free, automatic climate control, cruise control, twilight sensor, fog lights, active lane departure warning, fatigue warning and 16- inch alloy wheels.
With the plug-in hybrid, the traffic jam assistant, front collision warning system, adaptive cruise control system, electrically folding exterior mirrors, electronic parking brake and leather steering wheel are on board. Depending on the model and optional equipment, leather upholstery, front seat ventilation, front and rear seat heating, electrically adjustable driver's seat, premium sound system, smartphone charging station, 220 volt socket and electric glass sunroof are also available.
The Niro Hybrid in the basic version Edition 7 costs from 26,990 euros (previously € 24,990). The prices for the plug-in version start at 33,990 euros (previously 32,350 euros). Included in the purchase price is the 7-year Kia manufacturer's warranty, which also applies to the battery. The revised models can be ordered from now on and arrive at the dealers at the end of July.