2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle Unveiling Details
The public opening for the Chicago Auto Show is only a few hours away, but we were able to acquire new information and details about the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, which was unveiled in the days prior to the beginning of the show! This new vehicle is unlike any other hybrid on the market, and we want to tell you why!
A Stylishly Sporty Exterior
Unlike previous generations of hybrid models, the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid is built with today’s consumer in mind. It is styled as a compact SUV with sculpted details that give it a very sporty and athletic appearance. The front end has shaped headlights, along with the signature Kia tiger nose grille that also makes the Niro look very aggressive.
Powerful, But Environmentally-Friendly Heart
Under the hood of the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle is a 1.6L GDI 4-cylinder engine with Atkinson Cycle technology. This brand new engine produces 146 horsepower when it works with the transmission-mounted electric device tractive motor. When properly configured, the powerful 2017 Niro HUV can reach 50 miles per gallon combined, while keeping emissions to a minimum.
Driving Experience Similar to Conventional Vehicles With Added Safety Technology
One of the most common complaints regarding the hybrids of yesteryear was the overly light power steering. With the 2017 Kia Niro HUV, that is not the case. A 6-speed dual clutch transmission comes standard in the Niro, which promises a smooth driving experience that makes you feel like you are driving a conventional vehicle. Not only that, several features will be included in the 2017 Niro HUV so it will be up to par for today’s safety technology standards. Some of these features include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and much more.
Available With the UVO3 Infotainment System
In addition to driving and safety technology, consumers will have the option to add the UVO3 infotainment system to the 2017 Niro HUV! The UVO3 infotainment system allows drivers to connect with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay so they can safely navigate, enjoy music and favorite apps, and make phone calls while on the road.
When Will the 2017 Kia Niro HUV Arrive?
As far as we know, the 2017 Kia Niro HUV should be arriving sometime next year, and we will make sure to keep you up-to-date as more information comes along. We already know that the wait for the 2017 Niro will be worth it because of the sporty compact SUV design, powerful engine, and great technology options and features. While you are waiting for the 2017 Kia Niro HUV, feel free to contact Kia of Marin with any questions, or schedule a test drive on an existing model.