The next vehicle from KIA is quite unique and is the first of its kind. Built on the KX3 platform, it is the first HUV or Hybrid Utility Vehicle from KIA. 2017 Kia Niro is what this compact SUV is named, and this car’s specialty lies in its hybrid engine and unique design. Company Officials have said that attempts have been made to offer the best features possible, without tweaking with the pocket-friendly price tag.
Innovation plays an integral role in the progress of technology, and one of the automakers who take a keen interest in innovating is KIA. KIA has been consistently producing revolutionary vehicles for the people, and their performance has been considered impressive.
2017 Kia Niro Specs
Before going into the other features let us understand what makes this HUV so special. The answer is most certainly its hybrid engine that not only yields higher outputs than any conventional unit but also is environment-friendly and saves you some fuel. KIA has started developing vehicles that effectively produce lesser emissions, and 2017 Kia Niro is as well a part of that line-up.
It is expected that this vehicle will come with an advanced Kappa 1.6 L unit that will be capable of generating 105 HP and will have a torque of 108 lb/ft. However, along with 32 kW motor in its place, this engine will effectively produce a better output. The 32 kW motor will be powered by a Li-ion polymer cell. This engine will be mated with a dual clutch six speed gearbox and is expected to be offered in AWD.
Last but not the least, this vehicle has been made with materials that are very durable yet light weight. This step will significantly contribute towards a more efficient performance and make this vehicle more eco-friendly. We have already discussed Kia’s eco-friendly vehicle lineup, and this certainly seems to be a good start. Kia has already intimated that the vehicle is designed only to achieve 50 mpg mileage rating that will be significantly potential for this car.
Kia Niro Design
2017 Kia Niro comes with an exterior design that’s brand new according to the company. After seeing the test model, most people have agreed to what had been claimed. With a slightly mounted rear and a stream lined bending front, this vehicle has certainly got all the aerodynamic advantages.
This vehicle almost meets the dimension requirements of a sports utility vehicle and looks sporty. It comes with similar shaped head lights and tail lamps. Along with that, Niro also comes with the classic tiger nose shaped grill from KIA.
Not much information is available for 2017 Kia Niro’s cabin design as of now, but they will certainly be revealed in due course of time. Nevertheless, people can expect the standard changes that will be associated with the new platform adaptation. Other than that there will be some improvements on the dash, and few technological upgrades will be seen too.
2017 Kia Niro Release Date and Price
2017 Kia Niro is still under development. Concept model has been spotted in many motor shows. Other than that it was also spotted during its test runs. Production ready model is still a year away according to official sources it is most likely that it will be available in showrooms by the end of 2017. It will go into production in the second quarter of this year.
2017 Kia Niro’s price tag is indeed what makes it special. This HUV will be available for a lower price than all its competitors. Jeep’s bid into this segment will come for a price of $17.800 roughly, and Niro will be offering better features and still be cheaper.