Kia has today released two teaser anticipating a new model, the Kia Niro hybrid. If you do a little bit of memory, quickly you will remember that the name of the Kia Niro is not new. In the year 2013, the hyundai brand presented a striking prototype of SUV with suicide doors at the Frankfurt motor show. In a very preliminary, this concept anticipating the future SUV B-segment of the koreans.
a long time Ago that it was rumored that Kia would launch an SUV smaller than the Sportage with mechanical hybrid, something that we can be confirmed. The two teaser of the Kia Niro hybrid presented by the brand come with some of the information quite revealing regarding this model will hit the market in 2016 with the objectives of marketing global.
The appearance of the future Kia Niro hybrid looks really attractive in these sketches, although in reality may differ quite a bit. In the front is where more similarities we found with the prototype of 2013, while the side view is completely new, because the body short, is five doors and not three, as the concept presented in Frankfurt. The side view with a third moon of custody has a similar design to the Kia Sorento and can make us think that this is a SUV of larger size, although it really corresponds to the segment B. In behind a few riders in elevated position, a spoiler and a worked bumper are the key design elements of this new crossover.
The new compact SUV from Kia will use the hybrid engine recently introduced by its parent brand Hyundai. It is a motor 1.6 GDi naturally aspirated Atkinson cycle petrol. This motor yields 105 horses of power and achieves a thermal efficiency of 40%. A electric motor provides support and allows even circular-mode 0 emissions during short periods of time.
Kia Niro concept presented at the iaa in Frankfurt 2013
Source – Kia