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It won’t go additional on battery energy, however perhaps it’ll promote even higher

On March 5, Kia will unveil in Geneva up to date variations of its Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossovers. The refreshed design aligns the HEV’s and PHEV’s look with the newer all-electric Kia e-Niro.

Since 2016, Kia offered greater than 270,000 Niro, together with 100,000 in Europe. Gross sales of the up to date variations in Europe will begin in Q2 2019.

Each Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid will likely be offered with 7-Yr, 150,000-kilometre guarantee as normal.

The plug-in hybrid powertrain/battery stays unchanged. So let’s check out what modified moreover the look within the PHEV:

  • Refreshed exterior design in-line with new design language first launched on e-Niro electrical crossover
    • Whereas the Niro retains its distinctive design and iconic ‘tiger-nose’ grille, new bumpers on the entrance and rear give it a extra purposeful look and extra assured stance on the street.
    • The usual projection headlamps have been redesigned, incorporating Kia’s distinctive ‘ice-cube’ design, whereas patrons can specify non-compulsory full LED headlamps. The bumper options new LED daytime working lights beneath the headlamps with a novel double-arrow structure, in addition to non-compulsory LED fog lamps.
    • On the rear of the automotive, newly-redesigned LED lights give the Niro a extra distinctive and trendy mild signature. The brand new bumper design is completed with a silver-painted skid plate and incorporates new mild reflectors and rear fog lamps within the corners.
  • Newly-designed 16-inch alloy wheels with darkish gray inserts, contributing to its distinctive stance and design
  • Totally revamped, prime quality, upscale inside with non-compulsory color customisation packs
    • The highest of the dashboard is completed in high-quality soft-touch coating, whereas the dashboard and instrument panel function elegant new gloss black trim with silver or satin chrome highlights.
    • The Niro vary is now out there with new customisation choices within the type of two color packs. Relying on automobile specification and market, the Niro will be completed with Purple-Orange or Plum color packs, including a splash of colour and aptitude to the cabin. The Purple-Orange color pack provides color distinction stitching to all cabin upholstery in a heat shade of pink, with matching red-orange dashboard trim. The Plum color pack provides new plum-coloured perforated leather-based upholstery with heat purple stitching on the seats and all through the cabin, a brand new plum-coloured arm-rest within the doorways, and satin chrome dashboard trim.
    • The inside additionally engages drivers extra with the adoption of wheel-mounted paddle-shifters to vary gear (six-speed double-clutch transmission).
    • Kia is now equipping the brand new Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid fashions with a brand new digital parking brake, accompanied by bigger rear brakes to enhance stopping energy in all circumstances.
  • Performance upgraded with superior 10.25-inch TFT-LCD infotainment system and seven.Zero-inch TFT Supervision instrument cluster for the motive force (possibility)
  • Superior new UVO CONNECT telematics know-how
    • Accessible by way of the non-compulsory 10.25-inch touchscreen and the proprietor’s smartphone, UVO CONNECT contains a new Kia Dwell system, which makes use of its personal SIM card to retrieve and replace reside information. This provides homeowners entry to reside visitors info, climate forecasts, factors of curiosity, gasoline costs, and particulars of potential on- and off-street parking – together with value, location and availability. Niro Plug-in Hybrid fashions additionally present charging station info, akin to location, availability, and connection compatibility.
    • The second ingredient of the UVO system is the UVO App, designed for compatibility on Android and Apple smartphones. The app gives customers peace of thoughts with a spread of options to supply diagnostic information about their automotive and the journeys they take. The app additionally permits homeowners to activate a spread of distant features and options remotely. Relying on nation, customers can remotely ship route instructions to their automotive earlier than a journey, verify the placement of their automobile, and entry automobile experiences and diagnostic notifications.
    • The 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system options with Bluetooth multi-connection (split-screen performance) as normal
  • New security applied sciences out there
    • Good Cruise Management with Cease & Go follows the previous automobile, and may now convey the Niro to a cease if visitors slows to a halt, bringing the automotive again on top of things because the automotive in entrance strikes off
    • Lane Following Help (first launched in e-Niro), operates between Zero and 180 km/h
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Kia Niro PHEV spec:

  • 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol engine (104bhp and 147Nm) paired with a 44.5kW (60bhp) electrical motor – Transmission-Mounted Electrical System (TMED). System output is 139bhp, with 265Nm of torque. Drive to the entrance wheels is thru a six-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox (6DCT).
  • Zero-60mph in 10.four seconds and has a high pace of 107mph
  • eight.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack
  • as much as 36 miles (58 km) in all-electric vary, 26 miles (42 km) in keeping with EPA
  • potential gasoline economic system of effectively over 200mpg and CO2 emissions of simply 29g/km
  • drag coefficient (Cd) of .30
  • four,355mm lengthy, 1,805mm extensive and 1,535mm tall
  • curb weight to 1,594kg
  • baggage house – 324 litres

Press launch:

Kia to disclose upgraded Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid crossovers in Geneva

  • Geneva Motor Present debut for upgraded Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid
  • Greater than 270,000 international Niro gross sales since 2016 – 100,000 in Europe
  • Refreshed exterior design in-line with new design language first launched on e-Niro electrical crossover
  • Totally revamped, prime quality, upscale inside with non-compulsory color customisation packs
  • Kia introduces UVO CONNECT telematics know-how
  • Performance upgraded with superior 10.25-inch infotainment system
  • Upgraded Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid on-sale in Europe throughout Q2 2019 with 7-Yr, 150,000 km guarantee

25 February 2019 – Kia Motors has made a lot of enhancements to the Niro, its best-selling electrified crossover vary of ultra-low emission automobiles. The upgraded Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid fashions will make their international debut on 5 March 2019 on the Geneva Worldwide Motor Present.

The Niro, which mixes crossover type practicality with ultra-low hybrid emissions, has been enhanced for 2019 with a brand new exterior design, a extra upscale, high-quality inside, and new inside color customisation choices. The Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid fashions additionally function Kia’s superior new UVO CONNECT telematics system, which brings extra ‘linked’ performance to the automotive.

Since gross sales started in 2016, over 270,000 examples of the Niro have been offered globally, with greater than 100,000 items offered in Europe. The Niro crossover was Kia’s fifth best-selling mannequin in Europe in 2018, with gross sales rising 33% to 45,255 items – together with 34,642 hybrids and 9,951 plug-in hybrids. The Niro vary expanded on the finish of 2018 with the launch of the fully-electric e-Niro.

Emilio Herrera, Chief Working Officer for Kia Motors Europe, feedback: “The Niro has turn into a key progress driver for Kia in Europe, and is a cornerstone of our electrified product technique. Its cool crossover design, excessive versatility, and low emissions and working prices make it a lovely proposition for each non-public and enterprise patrons. New enhancements to high quality and design, and the adoption of our ‘linked’ UVO system, will make the Niro household an much more compelling proposition.”

European gross sales of the upgraded Kia Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid begin in the course of the second quarter of 2019. Uniquely amongst all hybrid automobiles in Europe, the Niro is offered with Kia’s industry-leading 7-Yr, 150,000-kilometre guarantee as normal.

Refreshed exterior design

Retaining its fashionable crossover design, the upgraded Kia Niro contains a handful of design updates for 2019. The refreshed design aligns the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants of the vary with the looks of the brand new all-electric e-Niro.

Whereas the Niro retains its distinctive design and iconic ‘tiger-nose’ grille, new bumpers on the entrance and rear give it a extra purposeful look and extra assured stance on the street. The usual projection headlamps have been redesigned, incorporating Kia’s distinctive ‘ice-cube’ design, whereas patrons can specify non-compulsory full LED headlamps. The bumper options new LED daytime working lights beneath the headlamps with a novel double-arrow structure, in addition to non-compulsory LED fog lamps.

On the rear of the automotive, newly-redesigned LED lights give the Niro a extra distinctive and trendy mild signature. The brand new bumper design is completed with a silver-painted skid plate and incorporates new mild reflectors and rear fog lamps within the corners.

The Niro Hybrid now offers extra customisation choices to patrons, supplied with a selection of two 16-inch alloy wheel designs, in addition to an all-new 18-inch dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheel. The Niro Plug-in Hybrid is on the market with newly-designed 16-inch alloy wheels with darkish gray inserts, contributing to its distinctive stance and design.

Upscale inside ambiance and new color customisation choices

Inside, Kia has launched a sequence of visible and materials upgrades, making a extra upscale ambiance and enhancing cabin high quality.

The highest of the dashboard is completed in high-quality soft-touch coating, whereas the dashboard and instrument panel function elegant new gloss black trim with silver or satin chrome highlights. Kia can be introducing an non-compulsory new 10.25-inch TFT-LCD widescreen for the primary show, and seven.Zero-inch TFT Supervision instrument cluster for the motive force. The automotive is fitted with an eight.Zero-inch touchscreen infotainment system and four.2-inch TFT instrument binnacle as normal.

The Niro vary is now out there with new customisation choices within the type of two color packs. Relying on automobile specification and market, the Niro will be completed with Purple-Orange or Plum color packs, including a splash of colour and aptitude to the cabin. The Purple-Orange color pack provides color distinction stitching to all cabin upholstery in a heat shade of pink, with matching red-orange dashboard trim. The Plum color pack provides new plum-coloured perforated leather-based upholstery with heat purple stitching on the seats and all through the cabin, a brand new plum-coloured arm-rest within the doorways, and satin chrome dashboard trim.

The inside additionally engages drivers extra with the adoption of wheel-mounted paddle-shifters to vary gear. The Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid are each geared up with a slick-shifting six-speed double-clutch transmission, delivering extra direct and rapid responses – and a extra entertaining drive – than conventional digital continuously-variable transmissions (e-CVT) discovered on different hybrids.

Kia is now equipping the brand new Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid fashions with a brand new digital parking brake, accompanied by bigger rear brakes to enhance stopping energy in all circumstances.

Kia launches revolutionary UVO CONNECT telematics system

The Niro is among the many first Kia fashions in Europe to supply the model’s revolutionary UVO CONNECT telematics system, connecting drivers to the world round to supply them with invaluable info throughout a drive.

Kia is introducing the UVO CONNECT telematics system to all Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants of the Niro vary. The know-how will likely be launched to different European fashions in future.

Accessible by way of the non-compulsory 10.25-inch touchscreen and the proprietor’s smartphone, UVO CONNECT contains a new Kia Dwell system, which makes use of its personal SIM card to retrieve and replace reside information. This provides homeowners entry to reside visitors info, climate forecasts, factors of curiosity, gasoline costs, and particulars of potential on- and off-street parking – together with value, location and availability. Niro Plug-in Hybrid fashions additionally present charging station info, akin to location, availability, and connection compatibility.

The second ingredient of the UVO system is the UVO App, designed for compatibility on Android and Apple smartphones. The app gives customers peace of thoughts with a spread of options to supply diagnostic information about their automotive and the journeys they take. The app additionally permits homeowners to activate a spread of distant features and options remotely. Relying on nation, customers can remotely ship route instructions to their automotive earlier than a journey, verify the placement of their automobile, and entry automobile experiences and diagnostic notifications.

The 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation system options with Bluetooth multi-connection as normal, enabling occupants to attach two cellular gadgets without delay, in addition to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Its superior split-screen performance lets customers management or monitor completely different automobile options on the similar time, customising the display with a sequence of various widgets. This enables the motive force to have a single show (akin to navigation or powertrain info), or mix quite a few components on-screen on the similar time. This implies the motive force can observe navigation instructions or hold observe of vitality circulation by the hybrid powertrain, whereas passengers can concurrently select their favorite songs or verify the climate forecast. The Niro vary can be supplied with its present eight.Zero-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

The know-how has been developed to adjust to the newest European Union Basic Knowledge Safety Regulation (GDPR), making certain the best ranges of knowledge privateness and safety.

New security applied sciences out there

The upgraded Niro vary sees the introduction of a sequence of latest lively driver-assistive security applied sciences. Already out there with Good Cruise Management, the upgraded Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid are actually supplied with extra Cease & Go performance. Good Cruise Management with Cease & Go follows the previous automobile, and may now convey the Niro to a cease if visitors slows to a halt, bringing the automotive again on top of things because the automotive in entrance strikes off.

Lane Following Help, Kia’s ‘Degree Two’ autonomous driving know-how, can be out there for the primary time on Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid fashions, following its introduction on the electrical e-Niro. This know-how tracks automobiles in entrance of the automotive in visitors, and detects street markings to maintain the Niro in its lane on the motorway. The system controls acceleration, braking and steering relying on the convoy of automobiles in entrance, utilizing exterior sensors to keep up a secure distance, whereas additionally helping the motive force change lanes. Lane Following Help operates between Zero and 180 kph.

The Niro continues to be supplied with a complete suite of lively security applied sciences. Relying on specification, these embody Ahead Collision-avoidance Help, Lane Holding Help, Driver Consideration Warning, Excessive Beam Help, Blind-spot Collision Warning,Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning, and Clever Velocity Restrict Warning.

Sensible, environment friendly and interesting to drive

With fully-independent entrance and rear suspension and a slick-shifting six-speed double-clutch transmission, the Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid supply a tremendous steadiness between on-road consolation and driver engagement.

Its crossover packaging – distinctive amongst different hybrids on the similar value level – means homeowners profit from beneficiant inside room and excessive cargo capability with versatile cupboard space. In contrast to many different hybrid fashions, the Niro gives an non-compulsory Towing Pack, enabling the automotive to tow a great deal of as much as 1,300 kg in weight (braked).

The Niro is powered by an environment friendly 1.6-litre GDi (gasoline direct injection) engine, twinned with both a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack (Niro Hybrid fashions) or eight.9 kWh (for Plug-in Hybrid fashions). Carbon dioxide emissions for the Niro Hybrid are as little as 99.eight g/km (WLTP mixed cycle), with emissions from Plug-in Hybrid fashions even decrease at 31.three g/km (WLTP mixed cycle). The Niro Plug-in Hybrid can obtain pure electrical city-driving vary of as much as 65 kilometres, or a WLTP mixed cycle electrical vary of 49 kilometres*.


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