The 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show was the perfect opportunity for the South Korean based carmaker Kia to launch the exciting 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid. The PHEV`s exterior and interior highlights can be admired in the official video introduced below.
The first words to describe the gorgeous looks of the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV come from vice president at Kia Motors America, Orth Hedrick, who stated that:
“The Niro Plug-in Hybrid is the exciting next step in Kia`s progression toward offering more alternative fuel vehicles by 2020. Consumers who are intrigued by the Niro hybrid`s fantastic versatility and design, but want even more EcoDynamics technology and the ability to drive only using electric power, will find more to love in the Niro Plug-in Hybrid.”
The 2018 Niro PHEV relies on advanced driving capabilities, increased performance and fuel-efficiency, the perfect SUV for those who love plug-in hybrid technology.
Already set for the market towards the end of the year, the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV comes with several driving modes to choose from, such as the Hybrid as default, Eco, EV and Sport mode for those looking for adrenaline rush. Other features also include Driver-Only Air Conditioning, Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) and six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT).
Performance wise, the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV comes with a 1.6-liter GDI petrol burner sustained by an electric motor, developing an overall of 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The drivetrain comes with excellent fuel consumption – 48 mpg/44 mpg/46 mpg (city/highway/combined). On the other hand, the driving range is established at around 560 miles, while the all-electric range stands at 26 miles. And this is quite impressive and sets it apart from other offerings on the market like the newly-introduced 2018 BMW i8 Roadster, which comes with an electric range of just 18 miles.
You can find other interesting details of the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV in the video below! Enjoy and don’t forget to share your opinions with us!