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2019 Kia Niro Hybrid / PHEV Launch Date News & Rumors
Latest news and rumors about the 2019 Kia Niro hybrid (release date, new color options, plug-in model arrival date, possible AWD)!
Kia Niro crossover vehicle has set the world on fire and has sure shaken up the hybrid car segment!
The vehicle has been first launched to the market roughly a year and a half ago and has already won hearts and minds of many consumers living in the United States, South Korea and Europe.
Built on the Kia “dedicated hybrid car platform”, the Niro boasts an eye-catching exterior design, quality interior and highly-sophisticated powertrain technology.
It has been on sale in the U.S. since late 2017, which means the Niro remains a fresh product which doesn’t need big changes to stay competitive in the fast rising hybrid electric vehicle segment.
While the 2019 Kia Niro release date has yet to be officially announced, we can already confirm that the upcoming model will not receive any styling changes.
There may be, however, some minor trim level enhancements, so let’s have a look at what changes and improvements consumers can expect from the 2019 model year Niro hybrid.
Kia Niro 2019 model year news, rumors
- 2019 Niro release date & dealership arrival: second half of 2018
- Will feature slightly upgraded trim levels
- Pricing may change only slightly
- New Niro colors may be offered (to be announced later)
- Kia Niro plug-in PHEV will be available
- Engine specs & mpg figures to remain the same as before
Apart from the 2019 Kia niro plug-in hybrid, which has already been confirmed for production, the changes suggested above are highly speculative and have yet to be officially confirmed by Kia Motors America!
2019 Kia Niro PHEV plug-in
The official launch of the 2019 Niro PHEV, however, is not know just yet.
The exact dealership arrival of the 2019 Niro plug-in will be announced late next year, but we expect it to appear at your local dealership stores in late 2018 or early 2019.
Niro EV coming soon, AWD rumored
Lately, there have been plenty of rumors about Kia working on an all-electric Niro crossover.
The rumors have now been confirmed by the automaker, so it is highly likely that we will see the 200-mile Niro EV coming to the US-market sometime next year.
Less likely is the launch of the Niro AWD in 2019. Although the vehicle boasts a crossover-like exterior design, its platform hasn’t been developed to support the all-wheel-drive system (unfortunately)!
That’s it, guys. This is all we know about the Kia Niro 2019 at this point. We will keep you updated with all the latest news and rumors about the possible changes and improvements, so stay tuned!