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What Do You Kia Fans Think Of Niro Hybrid?
Are you the type of person who immediately purchases something new on the market, or are you the type who adopts a wait and see attitude?
We ask this question because we want to know where you all stand on the new Kia Niro hybrid.
We have written quite a bit about the Niro hybrid vehicle, but in case you missed it, let’s do a quick summary.
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The 2017 Niro will ride on a dedicated platform designed especially for hybrid models, with both Kia and Hyundai developing vehicles to use on that platform.
The 2017 Kia hybrid crossover is powered by a 1.6L 4-cyclinder engine mated to a 1.56 kW lithium-ion polymer battery driving a 32 kW electric motor, with a 6-speed DCT automatic transmission rounding out the powerplant.
All told, the combined power from the engine and the electric motor comes in at 141 horsepower and 264 Nm (195 lb-ft) of torque.
It is estimated that CO2 emissions will be around the 89 g/km mark, which makes the Niro very eco-friendly.
The Niro will fit in the space just below the Sportage in terms of size, and it will also leave a larger footprint than that created by the Cee’d hatchback.
The new Kia Niro hybrid is expected to go on sale in Europe during the third quarter, and word has it that Kia will introduce an optional towing package that will deliver 1,300 kg of towing capacity.
Expect to see that addition by the end of next year.
As far as technology goes, the new Niro will be the first car in the Kia line up to have Android Auto available to drivers.
There are still a lot more details to come on the new Kia Niro, but based on what you know now, how interested would you be in adding this vehicle to your garage?
Do you want to be first in, or are you willing to wait?
New Kia Niro hybrid video commercial
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