If you live in Novato and are looking for an eco-friendly choice for a crossover SUV, then we encourage you to take a look at the 2018 Kia Niro at Kia of Marin. The Niro — which is offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid models — boasts exceptional efficiency, along with a striking design, excellent driving characteristics, high-level utility, and a wealth of premium amenities.
Under the hood of the 2018 Niro is its cutting-edge hybrid powertrain, which combines a 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine and an electric motor, producing a total system output of 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the hybrid system helps the Niro achieve an estimated fuel economy of 52 city/50 mpg. With the Niro Plug-In Hybrid, you'll get an estimated all-electric range of 26 miles and a 105 MPGe efficiency rating. The Niro isn't just about efficiency, for it's fun-to-drive as well, courtesy of its quick acceleration, coupe-like handling and the Sport mode in the dual-clutch transmission.
The 2018 Niro offers an abundance of space for both people and cargo, as well as a wide array of premium features. Enjoy the comfort of the available 10-way power driver's seat, heated and ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel. Along with its maximum cargo capacity of 54.5 cu-ft, the Niro has hidden storage space under the floor, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat for cargo flexibility, and an available pullover cargo cover to keep your gear out of view. On the technology front, the UVO infotainment system has voice activation technology and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, while the optional Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System will create a concert hall-like listening experience on your drives.
Whether you're an eco-minded crossover shopper from Novato, San Rafael, San Francisco, Richmond or elsewhere in the Bay Area, we're confident you'll be very impressed with the outstanding 2018 Kia Niro. Come take it for a test drive at Kia of Marin!