The brand new model from Kia named Kia Niro 2017 will be subcompact hybrid crossover. This model will be unique and it will be only on the market. It will offer a lot of good things and one of them will be certainly incredible efficiency engine. So popular crossover styling with great fuel consumption is, you must admit – perfection. Also, expectations from this model are very high considering the fact that popularity of car-based crossovers grows every day. This model was unveiled this year, at 2016 Chicago Auto Show and according to Kia; it will hit the dealerships sometime next year. In the next review, you can find something more about its exterior, interior and engine as well as about its prices and release date.
Kia Niro 2017 – Exterior and Interior Design
The exterior design of the 2017 Kia Niro is very elegant. At the first glance, this model looks like some combination of Sportage and the Sorento when it comes to size. On the other hand, when it comes to design, this model is more car-like. The front fascia is very appealing, and here we can notice well know tiger-nose front grille from Kia. Above this grille, we can find small Kia logo. The headlights of the Kia Niro 2017 are very stylish, and the next generation of LED technology powers it. Down low, we have very nice front bumper fitted with vertical vents that are really helpful in improving engine efficiency.
Furthermore, some of the crossover design cues will include roof rails, rear skid plate, and large wheel arches. Although this model has crossover shape, engineers from Kia has reduced the drag coefficient to 0.29 which is very good and for most of the utility vehicles. The rear fascia of this model is also very appealing, and here we can see some design cues similar to the Sportage model, including small rear glass, high-mounted taillights, thin bumper lights and trapezoidal license plate.
The interior design of the recently developed Kia Niro 2017 looks very good. The cabin is very spacious, elegant and comfortable. Thanks to the 106.3-inch wheelbase, there is going to be a lot of legroom, headroom, and shoulder room for the passengers. The seats are well shaped and have leather upholstery. Everything else inside is just perfect, the instrumental cluster is informative, the touchscreen display is large while the door panels offer plenty of storage space. Some of the standard interior features include a UVO3 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a seven-inch touchscreen, air condition and many others.
Kia Niro 2017 – Engine and Performance
The following Kia Niro 2017 will be powered by a 1.6-liter “Kappa” four-cylinder engine with the capability of producing 103 horsepower. This engine will be paired with an electric motor with 43 hp. This electric motor will get power from the 1.56-kWh lithium-polymer battery pack. So, the total output of Kia Niro 2017 is 146 hp and 195 pound-feet of torque. This power is routed to all wheels trough the six-speed dual-clutch transmission system. According to Kia, Atkinson cycle, and GDI technology will make possible 50 mpg on the highway which is fantastic.
Kia Niro 2017 – MSRP and Release Date
The release date of this beautiful vehicle is scheduled for the next year. We don’t have an exact date but we assume that will be released probably in the first half of the year. When it comes to price, this model will most likely have a starting MSRP of around $25,000.