Kia unleashes stylish new Niro Hybrid Crossover
Kia has once again shaken up the automotive world, this time breathing fresh air into the sedate world of hybrid vehicles. Launching the all-new Niro, priced from only £21,295, Kia combines the modern styling of a compact crossover vehicle with the incredible economic benefits of a hybrid car.
The Niro will be Kia's first dedicated hybrid car, as well as the first ever hybrid to be brought to the UK from the brand. Four models will be available in the UK, badged '1', '2', '3', and 'First Edition'. These stylish models all benefit from an all-new powertrain, featuring a front-wheel drive six-speed double-clutch automatic gearbox (6DCT) to give a more refined, immediate response as well as incorporating a Manual Sports mode for those who prefer a hands-on approach to driving.
Kia have also brought their signature modern styling to the hybrid world, offering the latest evolution of their 'tiger-nose' grille and the familiar broad C-Pillar. The stylish contours and sharpened edges provide more than just aesthetics too - a remarkable drag coefficient of only 0.29 has been achieved even on versions with roof rails!
Such a powerhouse vehicle is not left empty on the spacious inside either, with top-of-the-range technology packed into the central controls. The first Kia to feature Android Auto, the Niro allows connectivity with Android phones on 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher. The impressive technology allows the user's smartphone to connect to the infotainment system and access a variety of pre-downloaded apps such as Google Maps, Google Play music and hands-free calls and texts.
The addition of autonomous Emergency Braking and Smart Cruise Control award the car a five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP, giving the dynamic vehicle the whole package. Check out what the Niro can offer you at Hendy Kia today!