Kia Niro is the brand-new plug-in hybrid vehicle powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine paired with a 32-kilowatt electric motor.
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Kia Motors Corporation will debut Niro concept at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show in mid-February.
The brand-new concept will be a plug-in hybrid and will be built on the same platform as the Hyundai IONIQ—we’ll talk more about the platform itself later on.
Also, Niro will have a sporty look, including a deeply creased hood (see teaser images below) – vehicle was co-designed in the company’s California and Korea styling centers.
The teaser images show a very close resemblance to the 2017 Kia Sportage, which appears to be larger than the Niro.
2017 Kia Niro will be powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine paired with a 32-kilowatt electric motor.
According to Kia Motors Corporation, the Niro’s all-new platform has been engineered in isolation from existing Kia models and is designed to accommodate a specific set of environmentally conscious technologies and next-generation powertrains.
The Niro will be built at Kia’s assembly plant in Hwaseong, South Korea, and is scheduled to go on sale in the United States and Europe in late 2016.
Well, let’s wish Korean automaker good luck and hope that everything will go according to plan.
“Our new model is designed to offer buyers everything they could want from a compact PHEV in terms of practicality and styling while providing the typically low running costs associated with a dedicated hybrid powertrain. By encouraging our engineers to take a ‘blank canvas’ approach, we have tried to develop a car that will appeal to a broader range of consumers" - said Hyoung-Keun Lee, CEO of Kia Motors Corporation.