Parallel Hybrid System in the 2019 Niro PHEV SUV

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.


The 2019 Kia Niro PHEV SUV hybrid engine and battery

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.

Electric motor and engine of the 2019 Kia 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.


7" TFT LCD screen of the 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
7" LCD screen with energy flow in the 2019 Niro PHEV
7" LCD screen with drive mode in the 2019 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.


6-speed dual-clutch transmission of the Kia Niro PHEV

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.

2019 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid SUV regenerative braking

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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