2017 KIA Niro Hybrid Crossover

In mid-2016, the market will appear new global crossover, the Korean car manufacturer KIA. 2017 KIA Niro is a compact crossover model with hybrid drive. It has a fashionable, funky look that is inspired by the concept of the same name from 2013. New Niro, is crossover segment B, which will be a direct competitor to Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Pugeot 2008 and Opel Mokka models.

KIA Niro Concept was introduced in 2013 in Frankfurt. The concept was presented with a hybrid powertrain that combines a 1.6-liter turbo gasoline engine and electric motor. The petrol engine is responsible for driving the front axle, while the electric motor drives the rear wheels. For the design concept is credited KIA design studio in Frankfurt. Niro concept is described as the company’s determination in the search for new opportunities for urban drivers.

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

KIA Niro Design and Specs

The appearance of the vehicle will be similar Niro concept. However, it is expected a little more conservative design. When the concept version, the designers have more freedom. Vertically opening doors, large size wheels, futuristic interior and a 2 + 2 configuration, will be an integral part of the serial 2017 KIA Niro.

It is expected that the production version contains the basic stylistic elements and lines of vehicles, as well as dimensions. 2017 Niro will be around 4,200 mm long, 1,850 mm wide, about, 1,600 mm tall, with a wheelbase of about 2.600 mm.

KIA Niro HUV (Hybrid Utility Vehicle) is conceived as an urban crossover. The market of these vehicles has been rising, but the company believes that 2017 KIA Niro Hybrid will be an excellent model for a breakthrough on this market. Because of its primary purpose, the vehicle will be equipped with 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with 105 horsepower and 147 Nm of torque, coupled with a 45-horsepower electric motor, battery capacity kwh 1:56 and 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. Data on CO2 emissions of 90 grams per kilometer, by promoting the great city car. According to announcements, the company will later appear KIA Niro Plug-In-Hybrid version of this model.


2017 KIA Niro Release Date

The official promotion of the production version of the model is scheduled for 2016 Chicago Auto Show. 2017 KIA Niro is expected to be out until mid-2016.

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