Kia’s new hybrid crossover is back at the cutting edge in its second model year. Made smarter with new intelligent driver features and new available package and style options, the 2018 Kia Niro is the next step in hybrid performance. A crossover of crossovers, the Kia Niro takes the utility of a traditional crossover SUV, combining it with the innovative efficiency of a hybrid vehicle for a driving experience that excites throughout its near-600-mile range.
The core of the Niro’s enduring performance is Kia’s Full Parallel Hybrid System, combining a hybrid-optimized engine, high-efficiency electric motor and lithium-ion battery, culminating in a dynamic powertrain that electrifies your drive. A 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission grants a highly responsive shifting experience while a regenerative braking system reclaims kinetic energy usually lost during deceleration. With these features and more in cooperation, the Kia Niro achieves an astounding 50 mpg combined EPA-estimated fuel rating and a driving range of nearly 600 miles. Available in four trims, the 2018 Kia Niro lets you experience the next step in hybrid technology your way.
Sporting an expressive exterior with aerodynamic optimizations, the Niro is a sculpture of design that graces the road. Vents placed at calculated points on the vehicle’s body provide additional airflow and minimize wind resistance for efficient driving you can see and feel. Clean lines, dark trim and a bold stance exude a challenging statement that can’t be ignored.
The Niro is available in FE, LX, EX and Touring trims, each featuring the same Kia Full Parallel Hybrid System with differences in styling options, interior comforts and driver assistance features. Go foward with the top Touring trim for leather seats, wireless phone charging, Smart Cruise Control and a Harman/Kardon® Premium Surround Sound audio system.
With more interior volume than some of its closest competitors, the Niro’s cabin provides crossover comfort without crossover constraints. A flexible cargo area offers room beyond the personal, extending under the floor and maximized by folding the rear seat for a total cargo capacity of 54.5 cubic feet. Available leather seating, power sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats and more transform the cabin into a complete living space.