Kia Niro, here are the details of the hybrid engine of the new generation of the crossover

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Kia took off the veils on the new generation of the Niro in November, a very important model for the Korean manufacturer seen the success it has achieved. At the time, however, not a lot of technical details were provided. The car manufacturer had limited itself to unveiling the exterior and interior design and little more. Now, Kia has shared more information, including those regarding the Full Hybrid engine which will equip & agrave; the car. Obviously, the crossover will be & agrave; also proposed with Plug-in and electric motors. The details of these versions, says the brand, will come later.

In South Korea, the new Kia Niro will be & agrave; marketed starting this January. On the other markets will arrive & agrave; by the end of the year.

DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS

On design there & # 39; & egrave; little to say since we already have; got to see the new Kia Niro. However, the manufacturer adds that its crossover will be able to be chosen in the colors Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl, Mineral Blue, Interstella Gray, Orange Delight, Runway Red and Steel Gray. Kia declares a Cx of 0.29.

The dimensions of the new generation of the Korean crossover are greater than those of the model currently on the market. The new Kia Niro measure 4.420 mm length x 1.825 mm width x 1.545 mm height, with a pitch of 2.720 mm. These are, respectively, 65 mm, 20 mm, 10 mm and 20 mm more; compared to the current model. The capacity load capacity of the Niro in the Full Hybrid version reaches 451 liters. The increase in size, says the builder, will allow; to offer more space to the occupants.

For the interiors come new finishes and new colors. As already told; in November, Kia used sustainable materials for the interior. For example, the roof lining is; made with recycled wallpaper. For the seats, however, the Korean manufacturer used bio-polyurethane with Tencel made from eucalyptus leaves.


Inside stands out the large panel that includes the instrumentation displays and the infotainment display. I will not miss; not even a head-up display which will show & agrave; some key information such as speed; and navigation information. An advanced voice recognition system is also available. Drivers will therefore be able to manage some features with their voice; of the car. The new Niro features the Kia Digital Key 2 Touch system which allows occupants to unlock and start their vehicle via smartphone.

Compatible with iOS and Android devices equipped with the Kia Connect app, the system uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to allow drivers to access and start their vehicle without the need for; to carry the car key. The auto also features the Car to Home , a feature that allows users to control home IoT devices such as television, lighting and climate control system directly from inside the vehicle. Obviously & egrave; there is an app that allows you to remotely manage car functions.

ENGINES AND SAFETY

Kia only shared the details of the Full Hybrid powertrain. Although the manufacturer has worked to improve its efficiency, we always find the well-known 4-cylinder petrol Smartstream GDI 1.6-liter 105 bhp (77 kW) paired with a unit & agrave; 44 hp (32 kW) electric. Overall, we have 141 hp (104 kW). The powertrain features a 6-speed DCT gearbox optimized to increase efficiency. The manufacturer declares consumption equal to 20.8 km/l (Korean cycle).

No mention, as mentioned at the beginning, for Plug-in and electric powertrains. Since the Full Hybrid engine is essentially remained unchanged, & egrave; it is possible that no particular news will arrive. also for the other engines. In any case, the Kia will dispose of of the mode Green Zone that automatically activates the electric drive of the car to ensure mobility; zero emissions in certain environments and situations such as areas near schools, using navigation data. Drivers can, however, set custom Green Zones. The crossover also has a regeneration system that can be set on different levels.

The new crossover can rely on new and advanced driving assistance systems such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Intelligent Speed ​​& # 8203; & # 8203; Limit Assist (ISLA), Safe Exit Assist (SEA), Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) and much more.

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