At the beginning of the year, the Kia Niro was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show, and now it’s time for Europeans to evaluate the novelty.
The hybrid received a 105-horsepower 1.6-liter gasoline engine GDI, as well as a 44-horsepower electric motor. The total power of the system is 141 hp. (104 kW). It is transferred to the wheels through a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox. At the same time, the maximum torque is 195 lb-ft (264 Newtons). It is also worth noting that the car has received a number of systems that will allow more efficient use of fuel.
Niro has a salon in which there can be five people, while the volume of the trunk is 421 liters.
Production of Kia Niro starts in May, and European sales are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of this year.