How to fight against the Toyota Prius with a SUV? KIA, the Niro, appears to be willing to do this

That 2016 that is present already at the turn of the corner will be a good hotbed of what’s new for KIA and beyond versions of the new KIA Optima that are coming up and washes face pending, there will be a new hybrid alternative waiting for us: the KIA Niro.

KIA Niro will not be the only hybrid of the hyundai brand in 2016. There will also be an Optima plug-in

we have seen It as a concept, what we have seen in the sketches and from the brand have confirmed their arrival as a production model with a mise-en-scene is apparently scheduled for the upcoming Geneva motor show.

This alternative would come by reminding us of a SUV of compact size equipped with a mechanical 1.6-liter gasoline, atmospheric, with a power of 105 horses and 147 Nm to which will be added to the performance of a electric thruster of 35 kW, with a dual-clutch transmission for your gearbox.

judging by the design seen in the sketches we can imagine that the production model will not change too much betting on soft surfaces simple cut and rounded edges, the characteristic grille “nose tiger” KIA and a roof line apparently low.

we Hope soon to know more details of this model, but now we have to warn you that this will not be the only hybrid alternative of KIA that we meet in 2016. This Niro will be added to a KIA Optima hybrid that difference of this alternative will be a gala of a system plug-in hybrid, a model that has also been already confirmed by the brand.