Meet the All-new Kia Niro
The all-new Kia Niro represents the next step in the revolution of Kia’s brilliant compact SUV. With modern, athletic lines and a (optional) two-tone body, the new Kia Niro offers a unique combination of designs and aesthetics that extends from the headlights to the taillights.
“Kia has introduced a wide range of electric vehicles over the last five years. Known as our ‘Plan S’ strategy, the all-new Niro is the latest model in this global initiative, and we believe the Kiwi motoring public are going to love it,” said Managing Director of Kia New Zealand, Todd McDonald.
Kia’s movement towards sustainable mobility through collective global footsteps and dedication towards innovative technologies that have less impact on our surroundings makes stepping into the next era of motoring an extremely easy decision. The New Kia Niro comes in the choice of three advanced engines, ranging from two versatile and economical petrol / electric hybrids to a fully electric power train offering outstanding range and performance.
Dive into this new vehicle with us and discover what makes the all-new Kia Niro the next step towards a more sustainable future.
Kia Niro Variants
The all-new Niro is available with three highly efficient FWD electrified powertrains, Hybrid (HEV), Plug in Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric (EV). Whichever you choose, you’ll be driving into the future with confidence.
The full EV option is paired with a Single Speed Reduction Gear transmission which provides 150kW power and 255Nm torque and a single driving range of 460km. The EV variant of the all-new Niro combines its outstanding 460km (WLTP) range with a top speed of 167km/h and 0-100km/h taking just 7.8 seconds.
All Kia Niro models are eligible for a Clean Car rebate*, the entry model for Niro has a minimum Clean Car rebate of $3,418.28 which applies to the HEV Light 1.6 Petrol DCT and a maximum Clean Car rebate of $8,625 which applies to the EV Water 64kW. For more information click here.
Kia Niro Exterior
The all-new Kia Niro features a bold and dynamic design. Its stylish and bold crossover looks are combined with a high-tech two-tone body and optional contrasting C-Pillar.
Niro’s front-end features the latest evolution of Kia’s signature Tiger Face, extending from the bonnet to the rugged bumper below. Niro’s bold skip plate and cladding gives rugged characteristics while its striking ‘heartbeat’ daytime running lights (DRLs) add to the unique, yet contemporary look.
The side profile combines clear character lines with a bold Aero C-Pillar. Its highly distinctive shape along with an aerodynamic vent assist in improving the vehicle’s overall efficiency levels. The distinctive C-pillars with the striking boomerang-shaped LED taillights further add a sporty stance.
Complementing Niro’s frontal design, the rear-end features LED taillights that sit alongside uncomplicated surface treatments for a concise and aerodynamic styling combination.
Designed from the ground up, the Niro has modern, simple lines and a two-tone body. The C-panel trim is available to mix and match choosing from an exciting range of colours. Click here to discover the colour combinations.
The eye-catching full LED headlights give a strong and clear white beam of light, valuable especially on those nighttime back country roads.
The C-pillar design highlights the profile of the vehicle, in addition, the aeropillar has an opening to let airflow through which prevents static pressure.
Kia Niro Interior
Let’s take a step inside. The all-new Niro features recycled materials inside the cabin which highlights Kia’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. Niro offers an innovative and minimalist interior, and its premium and eco-friendly materials create a minimalist contemporary feel.
To minimise the impact on the environment and reduce waste, the headlining is made from recycled PET materials using 56% recycled plastic. The seats are upholstered in vegan bio leather, made from eucalyptus leaves which are durable yet luxuriously soft. Furthermore, Kia only uses non-toxic BTX-free paints.
Stepping inside the Niro, you’ll first notice the modern digital displays and interior controls, which are optimally placed to enhance the user-friendly operating experience ensuring that you have a fuss-free experience. The entry HEV Light comes with a 4.2” Multi-Function LCD cluster while the EV Light trim incorporates the 10.25” digital cluster with an 8” AV touch screen.
Not a fan of sitting on scorching hot seats during the summer? Neither are we. For the ultimate passenger comfort, Niro has ventilated seats that direct cool air-conditioned flow of air into the seats itself. This is the ultimate luxury during hot summer days!
The TFT LCD cluster is intelligently designed to display a hybrid system gauge which can indicate whether the current driving condition is fuel efficient. It also displays the status of the hybrid charging system, including battery level.
Kia Niro Safety and Technology
The all-new generation of Kia’s Niro range has a wide-range suite of significant updates, having specific focus on safety, aesthetics, design, and technology.
In terms of safety features, Kia’s DRIVEWISE™ system applies the latest Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies to help keep you alert, safe, and in control.
With safety being the top priority, the vehicle’s high-strength lightweight body features a multi-load front impact structure which ensures that passengers have outstanding levels of safety.
Kia’s technology features combine connectivity and simplicity. Controls are simply laid out, within reach and easy to operate. Niro has a curved, unified HD display which has driving functions, center infotainment and navigation system all in one manageable frame.
Nobody likes long phone charging wires getting in the way, the all-new Niro has a wireless charging tray located in the front of the center console which allows you to quickly charge compatible portable phones, wirelessly.
If that’s not enough to convince you, the Niro has a Heads-Up Display (HUD) which gives you driving and safety information as you watch the road, which projects a floating image as you look out the windshield.
Discover the all-new Kia Niro
To book a test drive in Christchurch, get in touch with our team at Cockram Kia.
To book a test drive in Timaru, get in touch with our team at Autoworld Timaru.
Overseas models may be shown. Actual New Zealand specification may vary.