Stricter environmental regulations and a rise in price of natural resources to produce impel Kia crossover Niro, running only on electricity. It is reported by Autoblog, with reference to the British office of Kia Motors. Future elektrokrossover intend to build on the platform of Hyundai Ionic.
Recall, "Koreans" Niro positioned as a pioneer of a new class of vehicles Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV). The car is offered with a gasoline engine of 1.6 liters capacity of 103 hp, 46 hp electric motor, lithium-ion battery and a six-step "robot" with two clutches. Peak torque of the hybrid powerplant reaches 193 Nm.
Now Kia lineup has a fully electric version of the Soul with a power reserve of up to 150 kilometers. Earlier we talked about the plans of Hyundai Kia Group to release 14 "green" models. Therefore, the appearance elektroversii Niro crossover looks quite real.
Incidentally, Kia Niro was on the list of participants of the contest "Best Car 2017" in the nomination "Green Car of the Year." Among some of the competitors in this category: Tesla Model X, Toyota Prius Prime, BMW 740e iPerformance, Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro.