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Kia Niro Hybrid Electric Car


2020 Niro Receives Exterior and Interior Enhancements

·         New headlights, grille and wheels highlight exterior changes 

·         Added tech upgrades and more Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Today Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the enhanced Niro Hybrid. The popular and award-winning compact crossover receives several exterior enhancements for its mid-cycle refresh, including new projector-type headlights and fog lamps, a new diamond-pattern grille and dual chevron-shaped LED daytime running lights. The rear faux skid plate is wider and more pronounced, the rear LED combination lights have more technological appeal than previous, and there are new 16-inch and 18-inch alloy wheel designs.

“It’s difficult to improve on a winning formula,” said Michael Cole, president, KMA, “but we’re always striving to improve every product we sell and the enhanced 2020 Niro provides new owners the latest and greatest while retaining the value, utility and performance of the original Niro.”

Inside, the new Niro display is more streamlined, incorporating a re-styled 7-inch instrument cluster with improved drive mode graphics and 8-inch standard touchscreen display, or optional navigation with a 10.25-inch screen and Harman/Kardon premium audio system, all with the easy to use interface Kia is famous for. Optional paddle shifters for a sportier driving experience and active regenerative braking control, optional electronic parking brake, and optional mood lighting with six different colors wrap up the interior mods.

Powertrain and exterior and interior dimensions and capacities are unchanged from the previous model. Enhancing the Niro’s full suite of available Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Systems1 are newly added Lane Following & Lane Keeping Assist and High Beam Assist.

Pricing of the Niro is not yet available and will be announced closer to the on-sale date early in 2020. The 2020 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) will receive the identical enhancements to the 2020 Niro. It is also expected to go on sale early in 2020 and pricing will be announced closer to that time.

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America has been the highest ranked mass market brand in initial quality for five consecutive years according to J.D. Power**, and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands by Interbrand.  Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*


1 These features are not substitutes for safe driving, and may not detect all objects surrounding vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

Press Release Information Accuracy Disclaimer

Information posted in press releases on the Kia Media website was accurate at the time of posting but may be superseded by subsequent releases or other information.


Specifications
  LX LXS Touring
Engine
Type 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Displacement (cc) 1,580 cc 1,580 cc 1,580 cc
Bore x stroke (mm) 72.0 x 97.0 72.0 x 97.0 72.0 x 97.0
Compression Ratio 13.0:1 13.0:1 13.0:1
Horsepower 104 hp @ 5,700 rpm 104 hp @ 5,700 rpm 104 hp @ 5,700 rpm
Torque 109 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm 109 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm 109 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Block Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Head Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Valve System DOHC, four valves / cylinder, Atkinson cycle DOHC, four valves / cylinder, Atkinson cycle DOHC, four valves / cylinder, Atkinson cycle
Electric Motor - - -
Motor Type AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
Voltage 240V 240V 240V
Horsepower 43 hp 43 hp 43 hp
Torque 125 lb.-ft. 125 lb.-ft. 125 lb.-ft.
System Performance Combined Power - - -
Horsepower 139 hp 139 hp 139 hp
Torque 195 lb.-ft. 195 lb.-ft. 195 lb.-ft.
Fuel tank capacity (gal.) 11.9 gallons 11.9 gallons 11.9 gallons
Electrical System
Battery Type Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery
Battery Voltage (V) 240V 240V 240V
Battery Capacity (Ah) 6.5 Ah 6.5 Ah 6.5 Ah
Battery Energy (kWh) 1.56 kWh 1.56 kWh 1.56 kWh
Battery Power (kW) 42 kW 42 kW 42 kW
Battery Weight (lbs.) 85 lbs. 85 lbs. 85 lbs.
Drivetrain
Transmission Type 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Clutch Type Dry, multi-plate hydraulically actuated Dry, multi-plate hydraulically actuated Dry, multi-plate hydraulically actuated
Dynamic Performance
Max. Speed (mph) 101.9 mph 101.9 mph 101.9 mph
Acceleration Performance (sec) - - -
0 - 100 mph 11.5 11.5 12.2
80 - 120 mph 8.8 8.8 9.6
Brake Performance (ft.) - - -
62.1 - 0 mph 140 ft. 140 ft. 133 ft.
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.) 106.3 in. 106.3 in. 106.3 in.
Length (in.) 171.5 in. 171.5 in. 171.5 in.
Width (in.) 71.1 in. 71.1 in. 71.1 in.
Height, with roof rails (in.) 60.8 in. 60.8 in. 60.8 in.
Track, front/rear (in.) - 16-inch 61.6 in. / 62.2 in. 61.6 in. / 62.2 in. -
Track, (front/rear) (in.) - 18-inch - - 61.2 in. / 61.8 in.
Overhang, front/rear (in.) 34.3 in. / 30.9 in. 34.3 in. / 30.9 in. 34.3 in. / 30.9 in.
Min. ground clearance (in.) 6.3 in. 6.3 in. 6.3 in.
Approach Angle (degree) 15.9 15.9 15.9
Departure Angle (degree) 27.6 27.6 27.6
Interior Dimensions
Head room - - -
Front (in.) 40.1 in. 40.1 in. 40.1 in.
Rear (in.) 39.1 in. 39.1 in. 39.1 in.
Leg room - - -
Front (in.) 41.7 in. 41.7 in. 41.7 in.
Rear (in.) 37.4 in. 37.4 in. 37.4 in.
Shoulder room - - -
Front (in.) 56.0 in. 56.0 in. 56.0 in.
Rear (in.) 55.2 in. 55.2 in. 55.2 in.
Hip room - - -
Front (in.) 53.7 in. 53.7 in. 53.7 in.
Rear (in.) 48.3 in. 48.3 in. 48.3 in.
Luggage capacity, rear seats upright, without luggage under tray (SAE, cu. ft.) 22.4 cu. ft. - -
Luggage capacity, rear seats upright, with luggage under tray (SAE, cu. ft.) 19.4 cu. ft. 19.4 cu. ft. 19.4 cu. ft.
Luggage capacity, rear seats folded, without luggage under tray (SAE, cu. ft.) 63.2 cu. ft. - -
Luggage capacity, rear seats folded, with luggage under tray (SAE, cu. ft.) 54.5 cu. ft. 54.5 cu. ft. 54.5 cu. ft.
Luggage capacity, passenger volume (SAE, cu. ft.) 100.9 cu. ft. 100.9 cu. ft. 100.9 cu. ft.
Chassis/Suspension
Front suspension Independent, MacPherson struts, stabilizer Independent, MacPherson struts, stabilizer Independent, MacPherson struts, stabilizer
Rear suspension Independent, multi-link Independent, multi-link Independent, multi-link
Shock Absorber Type (front) Gas Gas Gas
Shock Absorber Type (rear) Twin Tube Twin Tube Twin Tube
Steering
Type / Power source Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
Steering ratio 13.9:1 13.9:1 13.9:1
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.66 2.66 2.66
Minimum turning circle radius (feet and inches) 17 ft. 5 in. 17 ft. 5 in. 17 ft. 5 in.
Brakes
Type front/rear Ventilated Disc / Solid Disc Ventilated Disc / Solid Disc Ventilated Disc / Solid Disc
Size (in.) front/rear 11.0 in. / 10.3 in. 11.0 in. / 10.3 in. 11.0 in. / 10.3 in.
Booster Type AHB SYSTEM (Active Hydraulic Boost) AHB SYSTEM (Active Hydraulic Boost) AHB SYSTEM (Active Hydraulic Boost)
Regenerative braking Motor polarity reversal Motor polarity reversal Motor polarity reversal
Parking brake type Foot parking brake Foot parking brake Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
Wheels/Tires
Wheel size (in.) 16 in. Alloy with wheel cover 16 in. Alloy with partial wheel cover 18 in. Alloy
Tire size P205/60R16 P205/60R16 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Tire Mobility Kit (TMK) Tire Mobility Kit (TMK) Tire Mobility Kit (TMK)
Towing Capacity
Towing Capacity No Towing Capability No Towing Capability No Towing Capability
Estimated Fuel Economy
Driving Range (miles) 595 miles 583 miles 512 miles
Energy Consumption (mpg) - - -
City 52 51 46
Highway 49 46 40
Combined 50 49 43