2017 Kia Niro
2017 Kia Niro is a new compact crossover, which has similar in size to the Soul model. Possibility, this car will ride on a smaller version of the one found in the Sportage considering its actual size. Besides that, the rumor mentions that, the new design concept of new Niro will based on a small-size crossover concept of KX3 model. The exterior and interior will deliver new look to be elegant and modern. Then the automaker also offers the better quality engine system for under the hood of 2017 Kia Niro.
Unfortunately, the exterior design of this car is still unknown. Based on the rumor, the design concept of front end will be taken from the KX3 Concept. Then the bi taillights will complete the back of car, so 2017 Kia Niro will be more impressive. The alloy wheels will come out with standard dimension size in 16 inches. As the alternative, it will have 17 inches alloys. The other rumor said that, newest Kia Niro will also have the standard LED daytime running lights. However, Xenon lights will be available too.
The interior design of new Kia has a few things that will be shared with the new Soul model. It caused the automaker needs roomy interior sides for the passengers and luggage. Besides that, this car especially purposed for younger people. For the base model, 2017 Kia Niro will completed with a standard audio system with some USB plugs for charging phones or tablets, electric windows, mirrors, and the new funky seats. Besides that, on the dashboard we will find some instruments.
There is rumor mentions that the engine specification of new Kia Niro will be same with the Soul model. For the base model, this new car will use a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder unit with direct injection. The engine is capable to generate output of 140 horsepower. As the alternative, 2017 Kia Niro will also have a 2.0 liter engine that will produce 164 horsepower. Then both engines will be combined with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The power will be sent to the front wheel or all wheel drive configuration. However, the other rumor said that the latest Niro would be also powered with a 1.4 liter turbocharged inline-4 that will deliver output of 200 horsepower. In Europe and certain parts of Asia, the latest Kia Niro will be available in a diesel engine.
Price and Release Date
This new crossover will be released in 2016 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. 2017 Kia Niro will be ready in Europe, North America and some Asian countries. The price tag will be under $20.000.