2018 Kia Niro is a major step in the electrification of the South Korean brand. The Kia Niro 2018 hybrid is the first hybrid vehicle dedicated to Korea. It has been sold in the US and Canada market this month and offers bold hybrid and crossover style with a superb fuel economy up to 50 mpg combined.
While Kia is vital in getting greener options, Kia makes the payment with a more fully crossover hybrid crossover, which will see an additional version of the additional list added to its list later this year. 2018 Kia Niro can be seen as a stroller between a wagon and a crossover, but one thing is certain: it provides exceptional fuel economy without having to look like a recycling box.
This is the design that Kia hopes to win at the agency level, with the added bonus of significant fuel savings. Maybe the real bonus will, in the end, be handled as impressive as I felt on the test drives.
Kia is all about value proposition, and it does not back down when it comes to technology. At first, the first thing that POP is the latest entertainment information system is an 8 inch UFO, at least at the top of the line trim – a seven-inch version is standard on less decorations.
It’s a reflection that made modern, simple cabin, with fast response times and great ease of use. If you want to avoid spending for navigation, 2018 Kia Niro supports Apple Play Car and Android Auto. If you end up getting navigation, the big advantage is the eco-engine help system – the first for Kia – that teaches the driver how to keep most of the energy and fuel efficiency.
The system is displayed through the navigation screen and can be determined when the tel, turn, stop or sign is approaching, and guide the driver when the coast and brake based on bread preferences before setting: early, normal, or late. If you do not like to be told what, this system can simply stop.
As with any hybrid vehicle, a 4.2-inch digital display provides tons of information on how to drive. It will let the driver know by dialing whether you charge; ECO; or power modes – these are also displayed as percentages if you switch through the info screen. A range of other safety techniques will open as you go up trim levels. In the Premium X trim, 2018 Kia Niro receives a blind spot detection. Lean departure warning. Help change the path; Smart cruise control. Rear traffic alarm and traffic. At the top of the decorations, the functions of independent emergency braking kick in.
There are a lot of choices in terms of safety technology and added luxury, but not when it comes to powertrain. The all-new Crossover Niro comes in the front wheel with a combination of a 104-hp hydraulic engine with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a 32-kW electric motor for another 43 gallobits and 125 lb-ft of torque.
This is all equivalent to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). All in all, the 2018 Kia Niro produces 139 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque in a fast and efficient manner, due to its maximum thermal efficiency of 40 percent, unheard of a mainstream brand. Under the second row is 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery that sends power to 2018 Kia Niro. In addition, the 12-volt battery operates as a backup plan, if the crossover needs a little extra help to start.
The first driver program took us through the streets of San Antonio, and although we last waltzed the Alamo – the brave Texan 13 day standoff against the Mexican army for its independence – Most of the road found us on regular highways and roads to provide a good assessment of Niro’s capabilities. As with any hybrid in the environmental situation, it’s all about gentle acceleration and coast.
This slow and steady method is the perfect way to drive, as 2018 Kia Niro speeds up to high gears to maximize fuel efficiency. Just to be careful, this kind of driving comes with a slow forward push and can lead to trouble; soon we discovered this when we ran into some aggressive Texan driving trucks.
To do so, the Niro has a sport mode that instantly adjusts and eliminates this feeling Slow of deficit. Whatever it is lost in the gas is by setting the gear lower and making full use of this ample torque. According to Kia Canada, Dict has been brought to make Niro an unconventional hybrid with a fun spirit to drive. This can feel the sport mode, but surprisingly the most obvious in dealing with it. 2018 Kia Niro can deviate through curves in a direct way without too much steering input and body roll; however, this does not come with some unwanted road noise.
Typical hybrid patterns are not there with balanced steering and normal braking presses that still renew energy, only from Without the noise sounds we got. Because of weight gain. The SQ comes with an 18-inch alloy wheels that make 600 pounds of Hefter, however, we were able to achieve a combined 5.5 L / 100 km pace with official ratings of 5.1 L / 100 km on the highway. And 5.8 liters / 100 km in the city. The numbers get a low-level Prius at base L trim, with 4.5 on the highway and 4.8 in the city.
Like any hybrid, 2018 Kia Niro does not come cheap. However, compared with others there, Kia started at a reasonable $24,995 for her base. No other prices are released, but we can assume giving a quantity of plugins in other trims that the SK may approach or exceed the $30,000 mark. Anywhere the land prices, 2018 Kia Niro still gets a Kia signature value proposition with a standard seven-inch LED screen, auto robot, rearview camera, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.