The Kia Motors Corporation left people in a state of suspense following a press release in Detroit Auto show concerning their new 2016 Kia Niro Hybrid. Additionally, the company has released about a few photographs of 2016 Kia Niro Hybrid concept car. The vehicle is said to be a hybrid, utilizing electric motor and a gasoline powertrain. This crossover termed as Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) is also said to be Eco-friendly, as it will be emitting 90 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. This will be achieved due to a combination of motor and gasoline power output. 2016 Kia Niro Hybrid will come equipped with state of art features and an aerodynamic body that will leave her enthusiasts yearning for a ride.
2016 Kia Niro Hybrid – Interior Design and Features:
This crossover SUV is expected to offer a stylish and comfortable interior. To start with, the cabin will be amazing. Seats will be arranged in on two rows in order to achieve the comfort of the passengers. In additional seats will be leather-covered. The large part of the cabin will also feature leather covering starting with steering wheel and control panel.
The control system will make driving easier as it will offer the central point where essential operations and information will be obtained. In addition, the dashboard there will be an entertainment system, navigation system and live recording cameras capable of recording even while driving. The most part of the interior will be made of light materials such as aluminum to reduce overall vehicle weight.
The 2016 Kia Hybrid crossover exterior as revealed in the images is evident that the company greatly invested much of effort to enhance the physical appearance. The vehicle will have a glossy look and will have an aesthetic appeal. In the front part, the hybrid there will be a brand badge and signature. The LED headlamps will be fitted in an angular position, vehicle’s belt line is expected to be a bit higher and flanks will be sculpted. The front of 2016 Kia Niro Hybrid will have a daring look; the body will be made of carbon fiber and aluminum alloys. These materials will ensure that vehicle has the ideal weight improving improve hybrid efficiency. The wheels are expected to be a bit narrower too for efficiency purposes. On the rear side, it will feature high-mounted LED tail lamps.
2016 Kia Niro Hybrid – Engine Specs:
There is no doubt that this crossover will come equipped with a hybrid powertrain. It will draw its power from 1.6 liters Hyundai kappa engine. This engine will be capable of producing 105 horsepower and a torque of 108 lb-ft. The power will be connected to 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission; in addition, the vehicle will be fitted with a 47 horsepower electric motor and a battery with a capacity of 1.56 kW. The motor, as expected will be at fitted at the front wheels.
2016 Kia Niro Hybrid – Expected Price and Release Date:
Kia Motors Corporation is expected to unveil this Hybrid utility vehicle in February 2016 at Chicago auto show. The manufacturer has not yet released the vehicle’s cost but it is anticipated the price will be known, as it gets unveiled.