-The all-new Kia Niro takes another step toward a more environmentally friendly future.
-Exterior updates include a wider rear pillar, cleaner lines, and a redesigned tiger face.
-Interior design innovations and environmentally friendly materials
-The technology is known as 'Greenzone Drive Mode' integrates sustainability into daily life.
Kia Corporation debuted the all-new Niro for the first time today at the 2021 Seoul Mobility Show, with the goal of making sustainable mobility accessible to everyone.
Kia's commitment to creating a more sustainable future is embodied in the all-new Niro. The new model will appeal to the complex needs of sustainability-conscious consumers as an integral part of Kia's growing eco-friendly lineup.
"Kia continues to take steps toward a more sustainable future, inviting everyone to join the movement into the new mobility era," said Kia President and CEO Ho Sung Song. "With its eco-friendly materials, advanced technology, and electric powertrains, the all-new Kia Niro makes it simple to live a sustainable lifestyle while also meeting customers' practical needs."
The all-new Niro has been completely redesigned from the ground up, following the company's Opposites United design philosophy and fulfilling the ethos of 'Joy for Reason.' It draws inspiration from nature in its design as well as the selection of colour, material, and finish to achieve a perfect balance between an environmentally responsible approach and a forward-thinking outlook.
Niro's exterior design, with its stylish and bold crossover looks and high-tech two-tone body, shows a strong influence from the 2019 Habaniro concept. A wide rear pillar improves aerodynamics by increasing airflow and blending in with the boomerang-shaped rear taillights.
Kia's signature 'tiger face' has been redesigned for the all-new Niro and now extends from the hood to the rugged fender below. The striking 'heartbeat' LED DRL (daytime running lights) finish off the contemporary front design, creating confidence and a striking look on the road.
The one-of-a-kind vertical taillight design emphasises aerodynamics and technology. With its strong shoulders and upright windows, it echoes the vehicle's wide and stable stance. Niro's rear design combines simple surface treatments with dynamic sections to emphasise modernity and provide an additional point of interest for consumers.
The cohesive design brings together efficient aerodynamics and sustainable materials. This ideal combination provides space as well as an SUV appearance. Kia also introduces the 'Greenzone Drive Mode,' which automatically converts the (P)HEV to EV drive mode to meet the demand for sustainable mobility solutions. When driving in green zones, such as residential areas or areas near schools and hospitals, the vehicle uses electric power automatically based on navigation cues and driving history data. It also recognises a driver's favourite locations, such as home and office, which are marked as green zones in the navigation system.
The all-new Kia Niro features new recycled materials inside the cabin as a clear statement of Kia's commitment to sustainability and an indication of future model development. To reduce environmental impact and waste, the headlining is made from recycled wallpaper, the seats are made from Bio PU with Tencel from eucalyptus leaves, and the door panels are painted with BTX* free paint.
The off-center dash curves around the front occupants, creating a calming, yet irregular aesthetic with horizontal and diagonal lines opposing each other. The stylish center console is simple to use and includes an electronic dial-type shift lever. It is placed on a wide high-gloss black surface for a clean and modern appearance. The audio-visual screen and air vents are integrated into the modern dash design's diagonal gaps, while ambient mood lighting heightens the senses and creates a welcoming interior.
By utilising a high-tech lightweight seat mechanism, the slim, contemporary seats increase roominess, comfort, and style. The back cover of the headrests includes a convenient coat hanger, and the slim dimensions of the headrest help to increase the feeling of space.
From November 25 to December 5, the all-new Niro will be on display at the Seoul Mobility Show. Starting next year, it will be available with HEV, PHEV, and EV powertrains.