Cross over to a new kind of hybrid. From the fuel-stretching Parallel Hybrid System and regenerative braking system, to the impressively efficient dual-clutch transmission, the 2017 Niro is the perfect pairing of optimized fuel economy and dynamic driving performance.
At the core of Niro’s innovative powertrain is Kia’s Full Parallel Hybrid System. It combines the pure power of our hybrid-optimized engine with a highly efficient, lightweight electric motor and a powerful lithium-ion polymer battery. The result is a smooth, reliable performance that delivers outstanding hybrid efficiency.
Paired with the energy-dense 1.56 kWh lithium-ion battery, the lightweight electric motor provides dynamic efficiency for a spirited drive.
The Niro’s new 1.6L, gasoline-direct injection (GDI) engine offers both high efficiency and a sporty feel.
Meet the automatic transmission that raises the bar for how a hybrid should perform. Where many hybrids use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the Niro features a highly responsive, 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) that shifts gears smoothly and quickly. The result is a crisp, exhilarating drive.
Any time you slow down, the regenerative braking system charges Niro up. During deceleration, the electric traction motor captures the kinetic energy to recharge the battery. It’s one of the many energy-smart technologies that help maximize fuel economy.
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