What is Niro?
The First of Its Kind.
Introducing the 2017 Niro. A new approach to what a hybrid crossover can be. It achieves an EPA-est. 50 mpg combined and a near-600-mile range. And it features a high-efficiency 1.6L GDI engine and a smooth-transitioning dual-clutch automatic transmission that deliver pure fun behind the wheel. The Niro is the best of both worlds. Thoughtfully designed to combine the benefits of the crossoverand hybrid worlds. Like the forward-looking engineering and optimized fuel economy of a hybrid. And the versatile design and practicality of a crossover. It's the high-style, high-MPG adventure vehicle made for the no-compromise driver.
Hybrid: Unlike hybrids with continuous variable transmissions (CVT), the Niro comes with a highly responsive, smooth-shifting dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) that gives the Niro a fun-to-drive feel missing from the competition. Plus, it offers ample interior space you wouldn't expect from a hybrid.
Crossover: Thanks to its hybrid-optimizing powertrain, the Niro achieves superior fuel economy and range for its segment. And its refined exterior styling, with sculpted lines an an aerodynamic shape, sets the Niro apart from the rest.
You know you're in no ordinary crossover when you wirelessly charge your smartphone while it plays your favorite song, on a Harman/Kardon® Premium Sound System. And those are just a few of the high-tech innovations to keep your charged and connected.Command more than road with UVO, Kia's free infotainment system, you can send and receive texts, access your favorite apps, and connect to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ - all through the Niro's built in 7" or 8" color touchscreen display. Plus, voice-activated technology gives you ultimate convenience with both hands on the wheel. Recharge your smartphone with the ingenuous power of wireless charging. And with multiple ways to power your devices throughout the cabin, the Niro provides convenient charging no martter where you sit.
A Smarter State of Mind.
Drive confidently with DriveWise, Kia's suite of available driver-assistive technologies like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which automatically applies the brakes if it anticipates a frontal collision. Smart Cruise Control (SCC) adapts to your driving environment by automatically applying the brakes, or accelerator, to help maintain a predetermined distance from the vehicle in front of you. The available Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) gives audible and visual alerts when it detects a potential hazard in your path. The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) helps you stay the course by monitoring the position of your Niro and alerting you if you drift from your lane without signaling. Whether you're starting your commute or in the middle of a road trip, Niro's got your back on every mile. Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Blind-Spot Detection (BSD) offer a second set of eyes for rear viewing, so you can focus on the road ahead. The advanced drive-assist technology helps you stay informed while you park. Using sonar sensors integrated in the Niro's bumpers, the available front and rear parking assist gives an audible warning when you near other vehicles or objects.
Make A Bold Entrance.
The wide stance. The sleek, dark trim. And, face to face, available High-Intensity Discharge (HID) projector beam highlights and LED positioning lamps for crisp illumination. From the stylish wheels to the rear spoiler, the Niro mates upscale style with athletic appeal, pushing the limits of what a hybrid can be. Clean lines, cleaner air. The Niro is smart aerodynamic design- from front to back, from top all the way to the bottom. Meticulously sculpted to minimize drag, the Niro's shape helps improve fuel efficiency.
Ahead Of The Curve.
Cross over to a new kind of hybrid. From the fuel-stretching Parallel Hybrid System and regenerative braking system, to the impressively efficient dual-clutch transmission, the 2017 Niro is the perfect pairing of optimized fuel economy and dynamic driving performance. At the core of Niro's innovative powertrain is Kia's Full Parallel Hybrid System, It combines the pure power of our hybrid-optimized engine with a highly efficient, lightweight electric motor and a powerful lithium-ion polymer battery. The result is a smooth, reliable performance that delivers outstanding hybrid efficiency. The automatic transmission that raises the bar for how a hybrid should perform. Where many hybrids use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the Niro features a highly responsive, 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) that shifts gears smoothly and quickly. The result is a crisp, exhilarating drive. Any time you slow down, the regenerative braking system charges Niro up. During deceleration, the electric traction motor captures the kinetic energy to recharge the battery. It's one of the many energy-smart technologies that help maximize fuel economy.
It's a destination all on its own. Loaded with available amenities like soft leather seating and a heated steering wheel, the Niro is designed for maximum comfort. Plus, it boasts more interior volume than the Toyota Prius and more headroom than the Honda HR-V. That means more room for you to enjoy the ride. More than a cabin, it's your space to relax. Featuring a power driver's seat with lumbar support that adjusts up to 10 ways. And an available power sunroof that offers fresh air and sunlight at the push of a button. The Niro is a welcoming getaway tailored to you. Hidden dimensions are flexible, functional and fitting for your lifestyle. Along with a spacious cargo aear, the Niro comes with available concealed storage and seats that fold down to give you more room for larger items. It's on-the-go versatility for everyday driving.
Reinforced To Protect.
Like every Kia, the 2017 Niro is engineered with your safety in mind. Starting with its Iso-Structure™ construction that's composed of over 50% advanced high-strength steel for excellent rigidity. We've even patented manufacturing techniques to further enhance body integrity, so you can have peace of mind the moment you step inside. It's intelligent engineering that helps protect you. With an advanced airbags system, including a driver's knee airbag plus high-tech sensors to help manage airbag inflation. Specially engineeered front and rear crumple zones help preserve structural integrity for improved protection. And all doors are reinforced with steel beams to help absorb impact energy and deflect side-impact foce. Every Niro comes with active safety technologies that function automatically to help keep you on track. Systems like the Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS), which helps reduce skidding, and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which offers increased steering control in harsh road conditions.