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KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Overview

KIA first previewed the Niro hybrid at the 2016 Chicago Motor Show, followed by its plug-in hybrid version at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Around a year later, the South Korean based automaker displayed the EV at the Auto Expo 2018. That said, the model is available in both hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Interestingly, it underpins the same platform as the Hyundai Ioniq. Currently, KIA has not revealed if it plans to launch the model in India or not. We will have to wait to know if India gets KIA Niro Plug-in Hybrid.KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Overview

KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Exterior

Dimensionally, the KIA Niro Plug-in Hybridmeasures 4,335mm in length, 1,805mm in width and 1,545mm in height and fits in between Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Cretain terms size. As for the styling, it looks more like a conventional SUV than a hybrid car. The long roofline, short overhangs and low proportions give it a muscular look. Up front, it features the quintessential tiger-nose grille and aggressive headlamps. It additionally comes with L-shaped fog lamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. While the tail-lamps with triple-barrel split LEDs are reminiscent of the Hyundai i20 Active. The body cladding around the doors and wheel arches lend it a rugged look.KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Exterior

KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Interior

The KIA Niro Plug-in Hybrid 2018 sits on a 2,700mm long wheelbase. The neatly styled interiors feature a dual-tone colour scheme. A large, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system sits on the centre console. It additionally comes with connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as parking camera integration. KIA has also packed other comfort tech including power adjusting driver’s seat, heated front seats, 2-zone automatic climate control and Smart Cruise Control.KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Interior

KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Engine & Transmission

The KIA Niro Plug-in Hybrid specifications include a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 44.5kQ electric motor. The combined power output of petrol engine and electric battery is 141bhp, whereas torque produced is 265Nm. For transmitting power to the front wheels, it gets a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox.KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Engine & Transmission

KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Mileage

The KIA Niro Plug-in Hybrid is claimed to offer an all-electric range of 58km courtesy the 8.9kWh Li-Polymer battery. It takes 2 hours and 15 minutes for a full charge. While the maximum range including the petrol and battery pack is an impressive 840km. On the other hand, the plug-in-hybrid powertrain offers 18.6km/l of fuel economy.KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Mileage

KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Braking and Safety

On the safety front, the KIA Niro Plug-in Hybrid comes loaded with prominent safety tech such as seven airbags, anti-lock-braking system, ESC, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert, hill-start assist control, lane keep assist system, tyre pressure monitoring system, etc.

KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid Performance and Handling

The model is currently in sale in European and U.S markets. It comes loaded with several driver assistance features which helps improve the performance. An all-electric version is also underway and is expected to be launched by 2019.

What do we think about KIA Niro Plug In Hybrid?

The KIA Niro Plug-in Hybrid was one of the 17 models displayed by the South Korean automaker at the 2018 Auto Expo. While it is yet not clear if KIA will bring it to India, contemplating that India is heading towards an all-electric mobility, KIA could change its plans in future.

*All information provided for this model is for reference only. Actual specifications may vary at the time of the car launch

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  • What is the expected price of Kia Niro in India?

    Naveen    2019-01-20

    Well, the Kia Niro has not launched in India as of now, hence we can not say anything about its expected price with which it will launch.   Read More

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  • What is the expected price and launch date of Kia Niro Plug In Hybrid?

    Sushman Kumar    2018-12-15

    Well, because of no certain information about the same, it can't be commented upon.   Read More

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