When we have hardly finished with the novelties of the Detroit motor show, will start new for the next salon, of Chicago. Kia also not to miss out on this second event of the american calendar and will present the new Kia Niro, a small SUV that we anticipated with both a teaser and that the brand is what is referred to as a HUV (Hybrid Utility Vehicle). Hence it is very easy to guess that this is a hybrid crossover.
The new Kia Niro has been jointly designed by the design centers of Kia in California and Namyang (Korea). The two teaser of the production model we’ll see in Chicago respected the sketch that was submitted months ago, and also show how you have kept some traits of the prototype two-door Kia Niro, which was presented in Frankfurt in 2013. The picture of the rear clearly reminds us by its pilots to the Kia Sportage that has been discontinued, although its appearance is much closer to the utility of B segment of the brand, the Kia Rio.
The Kia Niro is the first model of the Korean language to use the new platform for green cars. You will use a combination of gasoline engine with an electric and the brand promises CO2 emissions of 90 grams per kilometre, so it will be a car with a consumption content. It is logical to think that this SUv hybrid will use the same mechanics 1.6 atmospheric, Atkinson cycle with an electric motor which employs the Hyundai Ioniq.
For more details on the compact SUV hybrid Kia will not have to wait long, as the Chicago Auto show will open its doors the next day February 13, .
Source – Kia