Kia Niro Teased Ahead Of 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Follow Viknesh

Kia’s new dedicated hybrid that we recently spied testing in Europe has been confirmed for a debut at next month’s 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The vehicle will be called a Niro and today Kia dropped a few teaser shots.

The Korean automaker is calling the Niro a “hybrid utility vehicle” though judging from our spy shots the vehicle is more of a tallish hatch about the size of a Volkswagen Golf. As for the design, it appears the Niro sports a sleek, aerodynamic body, as well as Kia’s signature “tiger nose” grille up front. At the rear are high-mounted LED tail lights.

Beneath the sheet metal is a dedicated hybrid platform that Kia says will make the Niro not only fuel efficient but also rewarding to drive. It’s part of the Kia’s plan to make low-emission motoring fun. Unfortunately, no specs were released but we do know the hybrid system in the Niro will utilize a new downsized gasoline engine as its internal combustion component.

We'll have more details soon as the Chicago Auto Show gets underway February 11.


Follow Motor Authority on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow Us

Take Us With You!


Related Used Listings

Browse used listings in your area.

© 2017 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.