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Kia Niro 2022 – “3 in 1” car with bold design

Kia Niro 2022 has both hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric versions. Niro is the first “3 in 1” car model of the Kia brand. After 5 years on the market, Kia Niro has been added a second generation in the 2021 Seoul Motor Show currently taking place in Korea. The reason why Kia Niro 2022 is called a “3 in 1” car is because there are both hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric versions.

Compared to the old generation, Kia Niro 2022 has almost changed its design in a more unique style. Externally, the new Kia Niro takes its design inspiration from the HabaNiro concept car launched in 2019. Of course, the design of the Kia Niro 2022 has been “normalized” to suit commercial vehicles..

At the front of the car, we will find LED daytime running lights with a new heartbeat design, surrounding the vertical headlights. Meanwhile, Kia’s signature “tiger nose” grille has been evolved into a “tiger face”. The upper grille of Kia Niro 2022 is narrowly designed and surrounded by chrome splints. The lower grille has a large size with a chrome splint on the top and integrates 2 horizontal front fog lights. Underneath there is also a silver paneling, extending to the front fender.
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On the side, Kia Niro 2022 is equipped with glossy black tire and door panels. However, the highlight on the side is a thick C-pillar and painted in a contrasting color to the body, extending down the rear fender and integrating a boomerang-shaped LED taillight strip. According to Kia, this C-pillar design will enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of the body.
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Rounding the back, we will see a heart rate-shaped reflective strip like the daytime positioning LED strip. Meanwhile, the tailgate is stamped with a trapezoidal shape with the new Kia logo in the middle and the rear bumper is painted in glossy black, with a silver underbody panel.
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Particularly, the EV version of Kia Niro 2022 will have an upper grille with a closed “tiger nose” design in glossy black. The lower grille of this electric model is also closed and is smaller in size than the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the new Kia Niro. Even the design of the wheels and rear bumper of the Kia Niro EV 2022 is different from the other two versions.
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Inside the Kia Niro 2022 appears a dashboard with a fancy asymmetrical design, surrounding the driver and front passenger. On the dashboard, there is also a curved screen, a combination of a digital dashboard and an infotainment screen. In addition, the front seats have a thin and light design that is both more spacious and comfortable than before. Behind the seat there is also a hook for passengers to hang their coats. Meanwhile, on the center console appears a gearshift knob, instead of the traditional gear lever.
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According to Kia, the interior of the new Niro is used with environmentally friendly materials such as the ceiling with recycled wallpaper. Meanwhile, the chair uses Tencel yarn made from eucalyptus leaves. Paint used for door surfaces is also free of isomers of benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX).
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Currently, Kia has not announced specific engine parameters of Niro 2022. Only know that the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the car will have a Greenzone driving mode that automatically switches to EV mode when the car is running in residential areas, near schools or hospitals based on navigation system data as well as driving history. This mode can also recognize the driver’s favorite places, such as homes or offices, registered in the navigation system.
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It is expected that Kia Niro 2022 will be officially launched in the market next year. The price of the new generation Kia Niro has not been revealed yet.

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