Let us tell you some important information about Kia Niro. In December 2016, Niro got Guinness World Records title in the hybrid segment with the lowest fuel consumption. If you’re curious how much it is, the new world record amounts 76.6 mpg. Since January this year, Kia manufacturer promotes Niro hybrid SUV, at the same time, they are working on new edition as an all-electric hybrid. The 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid will receive some updates compared to the original model. It will probably happen in the power-plant setup and charge port. Rest of body will remain same because it is completely new. For example, those are quality and lightweight materials just like the latest technologies for best efficiency. All in all, this compact SUV will simply delight you.
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Specs
For your better understanding of the new order in Kia lineup, new 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid will be positioned somewhat below Kia Sportage. By the way, next to its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine; Plug-In Hybrid gets an 8.9-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. We still don’t have precise information about output but one is sure, Niro can exceed 34 miles of road in pure electric mode. Therefore, we should conclude that it has stronger electrification than earlier. Furthermore, its electric port is found in the front wheel arch section where is covered with the lid. The driver can be satisfied due to fast charging and eco mode of driving. You can fill your battery for just 2.5 hours on 240 V plug-in.
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Performances
Actually, that’s not all, engineers have installed Eco Driving Assistant system and predictive energy-guide features. Thanks to the modern navigation which connects through GPS and collects information about road topography, it will make biggest savings in the fuel consumption. The 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid will offer regenerative braking in order to maximize performance. If you believe that our prediction is true, towing capacity is 2866 pounds. This vehicle with above-mentioned performances can overcome any obstacle in front of it.
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Style
How can you recognize Plug-In Hybrid model? It is simply because some parts of the body comes with blue color. The 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid holds blue-painted air vent surrounds and Eco nameplate on the rear. All wheels 16-inch in size while the rest of body adopts a corporate appearance. A typical representative of corporate style is tiger-nose grille with the mesh.
Interior comes in three rich trims such as LX, EX and EX Premium. Except that, basic trim has a leather upholstery, then heat or ventilation option for front seats. Finally, 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is fitted with Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smart integration and 7-inch infotainment system. All of that promise an easy management and comfort in driving.
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Release Date
The price is not yet available at the moment. We think that will be slightly higher than the standard model. The release date will be later this year.