All-new 2022 Kia Niro: new details revealed for hybrid model

The second generation of the 2022 Kia Niro crossover debuted in November 2021. Then the manufacturer revealed very little information about the new product. And now, on the eve of the start of sales (orders will begin to be accepted tomorrow, January 18, 2022), the company shared the characteristics of new products.

2022 Kia Niro

2022 Kia Niro

With the change of generation, the car has grown in size and now reaches a length of 4420 mm (+65 mm) with a wheelbase of 2720 mm (+20 mm). The width is 1825 mm, which is 20 mm more than its predecessor. But the height remains the same and is 1545 mm. Aerodynamic drag coefficient – 0.29. The increase in size affected the cabin space, which became more spacious and comfortable, and the luggage compartment volume increased to 451 liters.

The compact crossover is driven by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which is paired with an electric motor. The total return of the installation is 141 hp. It is paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a front-wheel drive system. Fuel consumption is 4.8 liters per 100 km. Later, the model family will be replenished with a rechargeable hybrid and an all-electric version.

The car will initially go on sale in the South Korean market. The model will appear at local dealers at the end of January. It will enter the global market in a few months. Prices will be announced later.