The current Niro is one of the most important high-riding vehicles of the Korean car manufacturer. The 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid will be even more important. It is coming equipped with the features needed to make it the best among other models in the same segment. The exterior and interior are designed to offer users great value and comfort at the same time.
2018 Kia Niro Hybrid: Changes and Features
The 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid will get several styling changes that made it unique from the predecessors. The front end is made more aggressive with the important changes on the front grille and front bumper. The body is constructed out of high quality yet lightweight material. This will definitely boost performance, fuel economy and also retain the strength and agility this crossover SUV is known for. There is improved air intake, front grille, and tech improved front lighting system. The roofline is nicely toned. It’s not too floating, and we love that. The rear end of this vehicle is not left behind in redesign and changes as it equally comes with the improvement that made it unique.
Inside this wonderful vehicle come improved features made out of quality material. The seats are getting bucket design made out of natural quality leather. They are also strength adjustable, warmed, energy lumber support, ventilated and changeable elevation room. The drivers of the 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid are going to enjoy convenient in grand style with the standard audio system, 2.0 USB, Smartphone, tablet or PC plug for charging, audio player with quality speaker and lots more. In fact, this vehicle is coming with the entire features it needs to be the best in the midst of others. The fuel economy will be very high because of the weight reduction and combination of the electric motor as a hybrid engine.
The 2018 Niro Hybrid is getting a combination of direct injection gas unit and an electric motor. The engine is a 1.6-lier turbocharged with the capability to produce 105 horsepower and 108 lb-ft of torque. This same engine was spotted in Kia Optima and Hyundai Veloster. As for the electric motor, it will help with its 45 ponies, so the overall output should be around 150 HP.
Kia is among the automakers that never play with the safety of their customers. For that reason, the small SUV is expected to come with improved safety features. Some of the safety features coming with this vehicle are Anti-lock brakes, safety airbags, seatbelts, Stability control, lane departure warning, traction control, blind sport monitoring and others.
Price and Arrival
The Korean automaker has announced their intention to bring in the 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid into the market by 2018. But the actual date has not been communicated. The price of this vehicle is expected to be about $23,000 which is still subject to verification as the automaker has not finalized about price.