Revised variations of the Kia Niro will debut on the Geneva motor present subsequent week, including better connectivity and a tweaked exterior design to the hybrid crossover.
Each the hybrid and plug-in hybrid Niro obtain new entrance and rear bumpers impressed by the electrical e-Niro, with new LED daytime operating lights as normal and Kia’s ‘ice dice’-styled projection headlights. LED headlights and foglights shall be accessible as choices. New paint colors and alloy wheel designs have additionally been added to the vary.
Larger adjustments might be discovered inside, the place Kia has upgraded the dashboard with soft-touch supplies, and added red-orange and plum color trim packs. The handbook handbrake has been changed with an digital parking brake, whereas the steering wheel positive factors paddle shifters to take handbook management of the six-speed dual-clutch computerized gearbox.
The 8in touchscreen infotainment system can now be upgraded to a 10.25in widescreen, and the four.2in instrument cluster might be exchanged for a bigger 7.0in Supervision show. Kia’s UVO Join telematics system has additionally been added to the vary, offering always-connected performance comparable to dwell site visitors data, gasoline costs and charging station data by an built-in SIM card.
The up to date Niro may also now be optioned with cease and go cruise management and energetic lane preserve help performance for the primary time.
“The Niro has turn out to be a key development driver for Kia in Europe, and is a cornerstone of our electrified product technique,” Emilio Herrera, Kia Europe CEO, mentioned. “New enhancements to high quality and design, and the adoption of our ‘related’ UVO system, will make the Niro household an much more compelling proposition.”
Each Niro fashions are powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine, paired with a 1.56kWh battery pack within the hybrid and an eight.9kWh pack within the plug-in hybrid. It’s now one in every of Kia’s best-selling European fashions, with nearly 13,000 hybrid and PHEV fashions offered within the UK alone since its introduction in 2016.
The facelifted Niro is predicted to go on sale by the summer season, with costs set to be confirmed after its debut subsequent week.
The Kia e-Niro is an EV revolution
Kia so as to add plug-in hybrid Ceed and Sportage in 2019
New Kia Soul EV to make European present debut at Geneva