The 2018 Kia Niro will change the way the world sees the crossover hybrids. It is one of the most anticipated hybrid cars of the upcoming year. The car has been built on the “dedicated car platform” by KIA and comprehensive improvements are expected in the yet to be launched, model.
2018 Kia Niro – Facelift Design
The upcoming 2018 Kia Niro will be a plug- in version of the hybrid. It is being estimated that just like the previous version the upcoming Niro will be available in five trims. The car will have 18-inch alloy wheels. It will able to accommodate 5 passengers and will have four doors. The car will come with a spare tire mobility kit. There will be a sunroof with a sunshade just above the first row of seats. The front bumper will be body colored with a black colored bumper insert. The body side molding as well as the wheel trims will be black in color. The side window trims will be done in chrome while the handles on the doors will be body colored. The side mirrors will be power folded and will be heated. The cargo access will be through a lift gate.
The front seats will be adjustable with a 10-way power switch and will be ventilated as well as heated. The front passenger seat will be 6 way adjustable. The next passenger seats can be manually reclined and the height of the seats can also be adjusted. The steering column will be telescopic. The steering wheel will also be heated and will be covered in leather. The car will have power rear windows. The car will have remote keyless entry and the ignition switch and the entry will be illuminated. The doors will come with proximity keys and the car will have push button start. The car will have cruise control also. There will be a foot rest for the driver and the glove box will be illuminated. The accents on the interior will be done in chrome while the rest of the interiors will be done in piano black.
2018 Kia Niro – Under the Hood
The engine will be a direct injection petrol engine with 1.6-liter capacity. It will have 16 valves Atkinson cycle system. The engine will have a hybrid electric motor. It will be a front wheel drive with an auto start and stop feature. The steering will be an electric power assist steering. The capacity of the fuel tank will be 11.9 gallon. There will be a multi- link rear suspension with coil springs.
2018 Kia Niro – Release Date and Price
The price of the base trim will be around $23,000 while the highest trim will be for around $40,000. It is likely to come in the markets in the mid of 2018. The likely dates and the estimated prices may change as the company has not made anything official yet. Only time will tell how much the 2018 Kia Niro will cost and when the customers will be able to buy this beautiful crossover.