The South Korean company Kia has presented the new and very first hybrid crossover 2017 Kia Niro SUV on Chicago Auto Show. New SUV – the first model, which was created on a platform specially designed by KIA for model line of eco-friendly hybrid cars.
2017 Kia Niro release date
Currently, Kia representatives did not report on the exact timing of the appearance of the production model of 2017 Kia Niro on sale, but a number of media claims that the sale of new SUV will begin this fall.
Release date: 2016 Fall
2017 Kia Niro price
Exact prices has not yet reported, but it is expected that for the base version of the hybrid SUV will be available for 26-28 thousand USD. In the basic trim, the car will get: a minimum of six airbags, heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, multifunctional steering wheel, air conditioning, ABS, EBD, ESP, audio system, power windows on all doors, a multimedia complex with a color screen and more.
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2017 Kia Niro exterior
The development of Niro exterior was done by California KIA design center specialists in cooperation with KIA design center in Namyange, South Korea. The appearance of the car stands out practical and attractive compact crossover with smooth lines of the body. KIA Niro will differ excellent aerodynamic performance due to carefully consider the relief of all body surfaces.
2017 Kia Niro has roof rails, a thin grille, rear spoiler mounted on the tailgate and 18-inch alloy wheels. Among the features of the car may be noted the additional underbody protection.
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2017 Kia Niro interior
Inside, Kia Niro has settled a three-spoke steering wheel, the “Start-Stop” button and a multimedia system with 7-inch display and support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (8-inch optionally). The vehicle interior has a white glossy finish and metallic insert.
Interior of Kia Niro looks nice and modern, and does not seek to seem a premium. Unpretentious, but nice center console are 7-inch media center and “polygonal” audio control units and air conditioning system, stylish multi-wheel conceals a graphic instrument cluster with analogue dials and on-board computer. Inside the car is made of high-quality but inexpensive materials, and solidly constructed.
Niro is a five-seater, with enough space for front and rear rows. In the first row there are comfortable seats with a good profile and a hard filler, while the second row warmly molded seats to the individual vents and center armrest. In the arsenal of Kia Niro has a large luggage compartment volume of 14,8 cubic ft in the standard position. Moreover, with seats folded transform the interior into a flat area and increases the cargo capabilities to 25,4 cubic ft.
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2017 Kia Niro dimensions
Overall length of the model is equal to 171.4 in with the wheelbase of 106.2 inches. The crossover width is 70.8 in, and height – 60.4 inches. In USA, the novelty will be offered in seven
exterior colors with 16 to 18 inch wheels.
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2017 Kia Niro equipment
Particular attention was paid to car noise isolation by the South Korean company engineers. To minimize the noise in the cabin Kia Niro equipped with an acoustic windshield, individually designed supports for the engine and the drive shafts of equal length.
Also, the car is equipped with Eco Driver Assistance System and Predictive Energy Control, which helps the car to save fuel. Eco Driver Assistance System is the system tells the driver when to overrun or, conversely, when to accelerate.
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Predictive Energy Control System with the navigation system and cruise control helps the driver to keep track of track sections, where it is best to recharge the battery and where it is better to use the stored energy.
In addition to the optional multimedia system with navigation, the crossover is equipped with audio system with 6 speakers. For extra number of speakers can be increased to 8, and the very sound system be replaced by a premium one by JBL.
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2017 Kia Niro specs
The structure of the Kia Niro powerplant constist of the following: 1.6-liter petrol engine producing 105 horsepower (108 ft lb) combined with 44-hp electric motor (78 ft lb), with a six-speed dual clutch transmission and the 1.56 kWh battery. Total powerplant output is 141 horsepower. According to preliminary data, the car fuel consumption is close to 47 mpg.