The launch version of the New Kia Niro Full Hybrid will be equipped with a 141 horsepower powertrain: the plug-in will also arrive at a later date.
While the promotion campaign for the New Kia Sportage has brought the long-awaited MY2022 to Italian dealers, the South Korean manufacturer has begun to disclose the first information on the second generation Kia Niro engine range : officially presented last November, this crossover is underwent a 360 ° restyling not only in terms of aesthetics, but also in terms of on-board equipment and proportions, now more important for an even more consolidated presence on the road.
Exterior of Kia Niro
In a car body with a wheelbase of 2.72 meters and a length of 4.42 meters by 1.83 (width) and 1.55 (height), the new Kia Niro 2022 has also received an extension of the boot capacity , now 451 liters with all the backrests in position and to the advantage of its practicality of use in all driving conditions.
On the engine side, the South Korean crossover will debut within the first half of 2022 with a launch version ready to welcome the first of the three electrified powertrains included in its list: it is the Full Hybrid with 105 horsepower 1.6 Smartstream GDI thermal engine, in combined with an additional 44 HP battery unit capable of reinvigorating the starting point during restarts and pushing the overall performance output up to 141 HP.
The consumption? The data sheet speaks of an average of 20.8 km with a liter of fuel, also thanks to the presence of the six-speed DCT automatic gearbox optimized in its operation and the “Greenzone” driving mode , which will favor pure electric drive if transits in the vicinity of residential areas, hospitals, schools or areas defined by choice through the personalization of the data provided by the navigator (such as the ZTL).