2018 Kia Niro

Thursday, December 15th 2016. | Kia

With the actual Sportage design and the use of Nero concept, the new 2018 Kia Niro will come out for 2018 market. It is more than just designed with attractive and powerful look, but with more innovative features too. The subject of change will be the engine, where this latest generation will come out with improved output.

2018 Kia Niro Front Angle

Exterior

Although we found no official statement regarding the new 2018 Niro yet, we found so many reports from unofficial sources saying some interesting details about this vehicle. As we mentioned already, it will be an actual sportage design with the support of Nero concept. This concept supports the vehicle to get vertically opening doors for its futuristic look. Additionally, the wheels are quite large for its good stability. Kia has a plan to carry over the current headlights and taillights. A band new lighting will be added to complete the classic tiger nose shape grille as well as toned roofline. The back one fourth home windows are slightly larger than the previous model.

Interior

To define stylish and elegance, the new 2018 Kia Niro will be featured with leather finish upholstery. It is more than enough to show you a luxury vehicle. Besides, the seats are equipped with power adjustable design. To give you all that you need, you can use all infotainment features, GPS, standard audio system, USB ports for smartphone and mobile devices, electric windows, mirrors, and funky seats. About the safety features, they will proudly present six airbags, anti-lock brakes and more.

Engine

The presentation has been started for its prototype. It is mentioned that the new 2018 Kia Niro will go with hybrid engine. Now, it is anticipated to have the combination of direct injection gasoline engine as well as electric motor unit with the use of 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that is possible to provide about 105 hp and 108 lb-ft of torque power. This engine has been applied for Hyundai Veloster and Kia Optima. We expect that the gasoline engine will transmit the output to front wheel with the use of auto transmission double clutch and seven-speed. Up to now, the official news has not been posted and we only can hope that the vehicle will offer better mileage too.

Release Date and Price

If we have to believe all report from unofficial sources above, we can say that the new 2018 Kia Niro will come out with slight redesign in all aspects starting from the exterior, interior and engine. There is no drastic change to provide and thus, we estimate that it should come out somewhere in the end of 2017 with the starting price that is slightly increase from its predecessor.