Kia unveils the new Niro, bringing updated looks to this family favourite

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(Pocket-lint) - Kia has pulled the covers disconnected the caller Niro, a fashionable exemplary for those looking for a compact SUV.

The caller Niro is really a implicit redesign, from the crushed up, but volition inactive beryllium offered overmuch arsenic it was previously, with a prime of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and afloat electrical powertrains.

The Kia e-Niro remains 1 of our favourite electrical cars connected the road, but this refresh - owed to beryllium disposable successful 2022 - appears to modernise and code galore of the issues of the incumbent model.

For each the method accomplishment of the Niro, the plan did look a small dated, some wrong and retired and this caller exemplary moves to code that.

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On the exterior, you'll spot that the chemoreceptor has changed, with the "Tiger Grille" radically different. But the biggest plan alteration is astir the broadside of the car, with a broadside rear pillar, incorporating the rear lights - and successful the images we've seen truthful acold - successful a contrasting colour.

The past clip we saw this benignant of item was the Audi R8's blade connected the side. It surely makes this car distinctive and does lend it much of an SUV look.

The interior has had a sizeable change, shifting to a azygous show portion encompassing some the cardinal and operator displays, with a dash that slopes distant to 1 side.

Kia has slimmed down immoderate of the interior trims to summation the consciousness of space, portion there's a modernisation going connected here. The doors, for example, person sloped elements that look to wrapper into the dash astatine the front, a marked departure from the mean horizontal sections you'd find successful these areas.


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The steering instrumentality hub has besides slimmed down, portion Kia says that it uses a batch much sustainable materials connected the interior.

What we don't cognize astatine the infinitesimal is the benignant of powerfulness configurations that Kia is going to connection connected the caller Niro. We tin spot that the electrical mentation has the charging larboard beforehand and cardinal connected the chemoreceptor of the car - but beyond that, we'll person to hold until person to motorboat to get steadfast details.

"The all-new Kia Niro makes it elemental to signifier a sustainable manner with its eco-friendly materials, precocious exertion and electrical powertrains portion it besides fulfils the applicable needs of customers," said Ho Sung Song, president and CEO of Kia.

Writing by Chris Hall. Originally published connected 25 November 2021.

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