The all-new Kia Niro has been officially unveiled at this year’s Seoul Mobility Show as a continuation of the hybrid-electric compact crossover. The new model brings with it an updated design language together with a series of efficient powertrains.
This Kia Niro has been completely redesigned from the ground-up and developed under the company’s Opposites United design philosophy, fulfilling ‘Joy for Reason’ ethos. The new product sources inspiration from the 2019 Habaniro concept with crossover looks and high-tech two tone body. A wide pillar at the rear aims to enhance air flow to improve aerodynamics and blends into the boomerang-shaped rear taillights.
Keeping in-line with sustainability, the new Kia Niro sports recycled materials inside the cabin. The headlining is made from recycled wallpaper, the seats are made from Bio PU with Tencel from eucalyptus leaves, and BTX free paint is used on the door panels to minimise the impact on the environment and reduce waste.
The off-centre dash curves around the front occupants with horizontal and diagonal lines opposing each. The centre-console has been designed to be easy to operate and features the electronic dial-type shift lever. The audio-visual screen and air vents are incorporated within the diagonal gaps of the modern dash design, while ambient mood lighting heightens the senses and creates a welcoming interior.
The seats have been designed to enhance roominess, comfort and style by applying a high-tech lightweight seat mechanism. The headrests’ back cover incorporates a coat hanger, while the slim dimensions of the headrest helps to increase the feeling of space.
The Kia Niro will be sold in select markets with the choice of an HEV, PHEV and EV powertrain, starting from next year.