Kelly Grimsley Kia has taken delivery of the all new 2017 Kia Niro. The Niro is the first new model with Kia’s Dedicated Eco-Car Platform hybrid system and is anticipated to fill the gap between hybrid-electric and crossover utility vehicles. As the newest member of the Kia SUV family the Niro has been designed to combine driving enjoyment, functional utility and hybrid efficiency.
The new Kia Niro is powered by a unique hybrid powertrain. An all-new, Kappa 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine specifically designed for hybrid models is under the hood. The new gasoline engine works in tandem with a 43-hp tractive motor to produce 146 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft of torque. The two engines deliver an estimated combined fuel economy of 50 mpg. The Niro’s powertrain is mated with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission for increased efficiency and improved driving dynamics.
This new Kia SUV has strong, confident surfaces and sporty styling. It is wide and low with a long roofline that give it an athletic appearance. Its aggressively shaped headlights are set wide to frame the signature Kia grille. Large wheel arches, a rear skid plate and roof rails contribute to the no-nonsense styling and communicate that the Niro is ready for any on or off-road adventure.
When inside the Niro cabin drivers and passengers will find many modern, high-tech design elements. Glossy back or white accents perfectly complement colorful, informative gauges on the uncluttered instrument panel. Its 106.3 inch wheelbase affords the Niro ample passenger space with abundant leg, head and shoulder room. The seating has been enhanced with increased pad density to allow the driver and passengers to ride in complete comfort. To reduce cabin noise, Kia has added additional insulation to the Niro’s front structure and expanding foam inside the A and B pillars. Acoustic windshield glass and body sealing also work to keep the cabin quiet and free from unwanted road noise.
If you are looking for a completely new sport utility vehicle that can accomplish a multitude of tasks and save you money at the pump we invite you to come explore the new 2017 Kia Niro in Odessa, Texas.