Korean manufacturer will participate in the market with a new SUV vehicle called the 2017 Kia Niro. Gasoline-electric concept model will soon be launched.
Kia Niro will be the first model of the company that uses the new platform. Specifically developed for the hybrids. The size is positioned between the model Kia Sportage and Kia Soul. It has a distinctive front grille with a frame made of chrome material. The line shows the sporty character and modern design. In addition to its compact size, stylish look is precisely planned to the smallest detail.
Designers have made low body made of high quality material that will provide an excellent vehicle weight. Kia Niro will be a real discovery in the class of compact crossovers. It will have a length of 171 inches, a height of about 60 inches and a wheelbase of about 106 inches. It has a very high level of development with all necessary accessories and details to the exterior. Such as LED headlights and taillights, turn signals on the side mirrors, roof rails, chrome door handles and attractive alloy wheels.
The cabin is decorated in a minimalist style, but it is today’s trend. Equipped with the new version of the Infotainment system with a touch screen of seven inches. There has been a lot of effort in order to reduce noise and vibration in the cabin. The center console is made of one piece, with all the necessary keys. Everything has been designed very thoroughly, to the convenience came to the fore.
The steering wheel is excellent, with all the necessary controls. This will be specially show in city driving. Mainly, all together seems quite futuristic. Interior colors are combine very good. Build quality is high, with pleasant ambient LED light. Ornamental components are made from aluminum suitcase. Kia Niro includes adjustable pedals and complete professional digital instrumentation. The configuration is made so that it can show different data. Depending on the wishes and needs of the driver.
Under the hood of the model Kia Niro is placed a petrol engine and an electric motor. This is a 1.6 liter Kappa GDI, 4-cylinder engine with an output of 104 hp and torque of 108 lb / ft. It works together with an electric motor that has a power output of 42 hp. It is connected to a lithium ion polymer battery with the power of 1.56 kWh. This hybrid will have a 6 speed automatic transmission. Particularly noteworthy is the generator that is capable of charging the battery when the vehicle is at a standstill.
Enough of functional safety equipment will be found in the new SUV vehicle Kia Niro. All that is the epitome of the modern way of safe driving. On that list will be: a camera that captures the blind spots around vehicles, cruise control, ABS, airbags, a warning to leave the lane, autonomous braking, pedestrian detection, Traction control, stability control, a system for predictive control of energy with the help of navigation etc. This last system will estimate when is the best moment to charge the battery, and when is the best moment for the consumption of stored energy.
On the market are currently a lot of SUVs worth mentioning. Every manufacturer is trying to offer one such vehicle to its customers. Therefore, the competition is growing every day. As the main competitors will appear: Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade.
Release Date and Price for 2017 Kia Niro
Currently there is great interest in the model Kia Niro. The manufacturer plans to pay special attention towards the European market. It is here that initially appears this model. It is expected late this year or early next. The price of the basic model could be about $ 25,000.