Unconventional, Sustainable – Discover the Eco-friendly Materials in the Kia Niro

The all-new Kia Niro is not only fun to drive, but also sustainable. Crafted with materials that are inspired by nature, the Niro embodies Kia’s new “Opposites United” design philosophy.

Kia Niro interior dashboard and drivers seat

Sustainable touches inside the Kia Niro

Take not only a step inside, but a step forward towards a more sustainable future. Eco-friendly materials have been used throughout the interior of the Niro, with many design choices taking inspiration from nature to create a calming ambience, as well as deliver a smaller environmental impact. The headlining of the Niro is crafted from 56% recycled paper fibres, whilst the seats are made out of artificial bio-leather, which is created by mixing the vegetable components of eucalyptus trees and combining them with PU artificial leather.

Since the material of the new Niro emphasizes the fact that it is an eco-friendly car, we focused on helping passengers feel familiar with this part in terms of design. Based on the future-oriented design pursued by Kia, we envisioned a whimsical yet friendly space. As you can see from inside the cabin, the new Niro uses a minimalist control system based on digital sensitivity, reducing unnecessary elements. In addition, the overall interior design minimizes the sense of volume to express seamless and light modeling.

Kia Niro boot and cargo tray

Eco-friendly on the outside

The paint used on both the door trim and exterior body of the Niro does not contain BTX (benzene, toluene, and xylene), which are three major carcinogens. Finally, the fabric used for the cargo screen is made from a recycled PET plastic, which is not only a sustainable choice but also weighs 2.1kg less than your traditional cargo screen.

The new Niro is an eco-friendly car that contains these sincere and sustainable ideas. Accordingly, Kia developed the interior and exterior colors and materials of the new Niro in consideration of Kia’s sustainable direction from various angles.

Hybrid and electric drivetrains of the Kia Niro

The all-new Niro is available as a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), and an Electric Vehicle (EV), and all models include a complimentary 7 year/160,000km High Voltage Battery Warranty, 5 year Mechanical Warranty, and 5 years’ Roadside Assistance*

Kia Niro exterior driving on the road

Discover the Niro

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*Driving range figure standards are calculated using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Actual results achieved will differ according to operating conditions and driving style.

All new Kia passenger vehicles come with an impressive 5-year / 100,000 km (whichever occurs first) warranty that covers you for any manufacturing or assembly defects (see exclusions or exceptions specified in the terms and conditions). Cockram Kia and Autoworld Timaru will take care of all necessary repairs within a reasonable time after delivery of the vehicle, and during normal business hours. What’s more, we guarantee any replacements will only be made using genuine Kia parts, to correct any legitimate fault covered by this warranty without charge to you.

All new Kia vehicles that are powered by a high-voltage drive battery comes with a 7-year / 160,000 km (whichever occurs first) warranty that covers components found in the drive battery case. In the event that your vehicle becomes immobile due to a high voltage battery or system failure, we’ll cover the cost of the tow to the nearest authorised Kia dealer.

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