DAILY - UPDATED
2018 Kia Niro Release Date, Colors, Changes & News
Latest news and rumors about the 2018 Kia Niro hybrid (release date, new color options, plug-in model launch, 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 late last year and has already won hearts and minds of many consumers living in the United States, Korea and Europe.
Built on the “Kia dedicated hybrid car platform”, the Niro boasts an eye-catching exterior, 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 that doesn’t need big changes to stay competitive in the fast rising hybrid electric vehicle segment.
While the 2018 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 some minor trim level upgrades, so let’s have a look at what changes and improvements consumers can expect from the 2018 Niro hybrid.
Kia Niro 2018 model year news, rumors
- Niro release date & dealership arrival: late 2017
- Upgraded trim levels
- Updated pricing
- New Niro colors may be offered (to be confirmed)
- Kia Niro plug-in PHEV to be launched (confirmed)
Apart from the 2018 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!
2018 Kia Niro PHEV plug-in
As we already said, the Niro plug-in launch has been confirmed. The exact dealership arrival has yet to be announced, but we expect the model to appear at your local dealership stores in late 2017 or early 2018.
The plug-in version of the Kia Niro is estimated to provide an all-electric driving range of more than 25 miles.
Niro AWD, Electric model coming in 2018
There have been rumors that Kia is working on an all electric Niro with a 110+ mile range. It is highly likely that we will see the Niro EV coming to the US-market in 2018.
Less likely is the launch of the Niro AWD. 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 2018 at this point. We will keep you updated with all the latest news and rumors about the possible changes, so stay tuned!