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The Kia Niro is a compact cross-over SUV manufactured as an electrification-focused vehicle since 2016. There are three variants, the hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric.
A first generation was built based on the same platform as the alternative-fuel-driven Hyundai Ioniq. Kia took the decision to put in a dual-clutch, which is unusual for a hybrid vehicle, but the end result was a more user-friendly driving experience.
Originally the Niro came out in seven different colors with the option to have either 16 or 18-inch alloy wheels. It was the first Kia to feature Android Auto, and a little later, Apple Carplay and included 7 airbags, autonomous braking and acoustic windshield glass as part of the new safety package.
Production started in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi in South Korea, and after a few years saw a facelift that changed the shape of both front and rear bumpers and highlights. Despite the variations in models, no four-wheel drive was available.
The original hybrid debut took place at the Chicago Auto Show where Kia branded it an ‘un-hybrid’, playing on the vehicle's more conventional appearance when compared to other electric or hybrid vehicles.
The overall styling made it almost indistinguishable from gasoline-driven car. For a time, the Niro was the best-selling ‘green-market car’ in South Korea, even beating the incredibly popular Hyundai Ioniq.
The battery-electric version came out in 2018 and was branded as the Niro EV in Asia and Northern America, and the E-Niro in Europe. 2022 saw in the Niro Plus, essentially the same car but with a much larger interior capacity.
Notably, the Niro achieved the Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption of any hybrid (a title previously help by the Kia Optima hybrid in 2011). It achieved 76.6 mpg on a journey from Los Angeles to New York City.