The parallel hybrid system of the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV

Synchronized systems.

With its Parallel Hybrid System, regenerative braking, and dual-clutch automatic transmission, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid delivers a perfect pairing of optimized efficiency and dynamic performance. And with a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty that covers the hybrid system, including the electric motor and battery, you can hit the road to adventure confidently.


Hybrid Power Control Unit of the 2018 Niro PHEV

Driven to exceed.

While the Niro Plug-In Hybrid is built on the back of the award-winning Niro with all its innovative features, we managed to push the bar even further. We introduced a new Hybrid Power Control Unit that delivers the same high performance in a smaller, lighter footprint with improved cooling. Plus, we installed a more powerful electric motor, along with a larger battery with no impact on interior volume or cargo space.

Lithium-ion polymer battery in the 2018 Niro PHEV

Parallel power.

At the core of Niro Plug-in Hybrid’s innovative powertrain is Kia’s Full Parallel Hybrid System. It combines the power of our hybrid-optimized Atkinson cycle engine, a highly efficient electric motor, and a powerful lithium-ion polymer battery. The result is smooth, reliable performance that delivers hybrid efficiency with 105 MPGe combined.


Super vision display in the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV
7" TFT LCD display of the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV
Drive mode select display in the 2018 Kia Niro PHEV

Super vision display.

Mounted between recessed dials, the available supervision cluster features a large 7.0" TFT LCD screen with a resolution so sharp you can glean vital vehicle information like speed, fuel and distance in a split second. Adjustable graphics let you dial in preferences while sport mode pulls up a digital tach with ultra-modern lighting.


Dual clutch delivery.

The Niro Plug-In Hybrid features a highly responsive, 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) with Sport Mode that shifts gears smoothly and quickly for seamless acceleration that turns any drive into a thrill ride. And with just a quick tilt of the shifter into "S" you can punch into Sport Mode for improved steering feel, increased throttle response, and higher revs.

Braking power.

The Niro Plug-In Hybrid redefines power braking literally by powering up your battery when you slow down. Whenever you brake and decelerate the electric traction motor captures the kinetic energy to recharge the battery. It’s one of the many energy-smart innovations that help maximize efficiency.


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