The Kia Niro, a second-generation compact crossover, will be produced as a mild and plug-in hybrid and electric, with a range of more than 300 miles (483 km)
One of the foundations of Kia's success is the compact crossover, which has sold more than a million copies since 2016. The second-generation model, expected in early 2022, introduces radically improved design.
The new ‘look’ of the front grille will become a trademark for all new Kia models, and the fluid body introduces, for the crossover, exceptional aerodynamics, with an air resistance coefficient of 0.27. Increasing the share of high-strength (HTS) and ultra-high-strength steels (UHTS) and composite materials in critical places will enable a weight reduction of 70 kg and an increase in strength.
Kia Niro will be produced as a mild, plug-in hybrid and electric e-Niro, which will combine a 4-cylinder turbo gasoline engine 1.6 T-GDi and an electric motor up to 150 kW and in the electric version will have a range of more than 300 miles (marketing important for the English and American markets)