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.
Meet 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.
An innovative Transmission Mounted Electrical Device consists of an electric motor and a clutch mounted in place of the conventional torque convertor. It operates in a smooth and quiet manner while helping to increase fuel efficiency of the Niro.
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.
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights provide bright, crisp lighting of the road ahead.
Integrated LED turn-signal indicators accentuate the clean lines of the Niro.
More than a cabin, it’s your space to relax. Featuring an available 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.
The heated steering wheel offers comfortable driving on colder days.
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.
Effortless command of your iPhone® is now available through your Kia’s UVO display. You can make calls, send hands-free texts, and access your favorite music and apps. From predictive navigation to Siri® voice control, Apple CarPlay™ is a smarter way to use your phone while on the road.
Every adventure should have its own rich soundscape. That’s why the available Harman/Kardon® Premium Sound System delivers crisp, custom-tuned audio. And it features Clari-Fi™ technology that intelligently restores compressed tracks for dramatically clear music as it’s meant to be heard.
Enjoy an added touch of convenience with available one-touch auto-up and auto-down for driver and front-passenger windows.
Like every Kia, the 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 engineered 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 force.
See what’s behind your Niro with the standard Rear-Camera Display. When you reverse, the display offers a live image complete with a screen impression to gauge the object’s distance.