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2017 Kia Niro Hybrid is Almost Here

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016


Miami Lakes Automall is very excited to have a Korean version of the 2017 Kia Niro on site. Have you heard about it? The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is big news overseas, and it is expected to be just as successful in the U.S..

The 2017 Kia Niro is a compact utility vehicle (CUV) hybrid that Kia refers to as a hybrid utility vehicle (HUV). The Kia Niro was released in South Korea in March 2016 and in its first month, the Niro set an all-time sales record. Adding to the Niro’s excitement, Kia has hinted at a future all-electric version, too! Details on the 2017 Kia Niro and its debut in the U.S. are below.

Hybrid Crossover Engine and Fuel Economy

The 2017 Kia Niro is a full parallel hybrid system that combines the power of a high-efficiency 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, a 43-horsepower electric motor and a 12-volt lithium-ion polymer battery. The fuel-efficient crossover Niro has a 6-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

In total, the Niro has a horsepower output of 146 ponies and 196 lb-ft. of torque and it has a combined fuel efficiency of 50 mpg, which is just a hair under the smaller Toyota Prius. (more…)