Redesigned Kia Niro Hybrid Unveiled With Raft Of Design And Material Changes

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Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1663845552890 Group+PhotoThe latest Niro Hybrid has been unveiled! A follow-up to the original Niro, it features significant changes in design and materials created to make the drive experience more enjoyable and sustainable.

Aesthetic differences between the latest Niro Hybrid and its predecessor are evident at first sight. The new model exudes a bolder, more futuristic look that stems from its clean character lines and the Aero C-Pillar, a distinctive shape inspired by the 2019 HabaNiro Concept Car. It serves a functional purpose too, making the car more aerodynamic and efficient.

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On the inside, you’ll find a sleek, off-center dashboard equipped with the new 10.25” panoramic curved Supervision Cluster display, providing convenient and intuitive access to driving functions, navigation and infotainment options.

Even the seats have been thoroughly reworked - those in the new Niro Hybrid combine optimal firmness with bolsters and contours to prevent fatigue from long periods of driving. They are also ventilated and heated, and are also slimmer to allow for more headroom and legroom within the vehicle.

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The materials used in this new car are kind to the environment too - the seats are made of vegan leather from eucalyptus trees, 56% of the headlining is made from recycled plastics, and recycled fibers make up 75% of the multi-use cargo screen. The car’s interior door panels are covered with BTX-free paint that do not contain benzene, toluene, and xylene.

Those driving the new Niro Hybrid will appreciate the slew of new technologies that make the user experience seamless. The touchscreen size has been bumped up from the 8.0-inch display offered in the previous generation to a 10.25-inch one. The intuitive graphics and touch commands displayed also make it easier to operate the car than before.

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Dashboard clutter has been reduced by combining multimedia and climate control options on the same touchpad. Users simply need to press the fan/arrow button to switch between the two sets of controls.

You’ll find a 1.6L Smartstream engine under the bonnet that produces a maximum power of 130 PS at 5,500 rpm, offering a smoother ride and better acceleration when compared to the Kappa engine in its predecessor. Though larger than the first-generation Niro Hybrid, the new model is no less eco-friendly and boasts excellent fuel efficiency, requiring just four liters to travel 100 kilometres.

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Kia has also fitted its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the Niro. This greatly enhances safety across all aspects of driving. The suite of features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and also a Smart Cruise Control function. 

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You can have your new Niro Hybrid in eight colours and two specifications – the premium SX line aimed at drivers who demand advanced technological comforts, and the EX line for budget-conscious users more focused on efficiency and spaciousness.

To learn more about the new Kia Niro Hybrid, visit the Kia Singapore website here or head down to the C&C Kia showroom at 239 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159930 to view it in-person today.

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