Kia Niro Touring: The Brand’s First All Dedicated Hybrid

KIA first hybrid carThe Niro is the perfect vehicle for those seeking fuel economy, space, comfort, value and the latest tech advances, without sacrificing style.

By Jeff Fortson of

Highlights: Brian Peterson was responsible for the interior layout of the Niro. This Niro is Peterson’s first major vehicle assignment. He’s one of two Black car designers working for the Korean automaker.

Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $32,840 (Base Model: $23,785)

Seating Capacity: 5

Standard Safety Features: ABS; airbags; automatic headlights; a tire pressure monitoring system; a vehicle stability system; a stability control system; a hill start assist control system; a rearview camera; and a tire mobility kit

Standard Equipment (Base Model): 16-inch wheels; a 6-speed automatic transmission; a hybrid system; rear spoiler; privacy glass; manually adjustable front seats; 60/40 rear seats; a manually operated tilt/telescopic steering wheel; a dual zone automatic temperature control system; a UVO infotainment system with Android auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration; driver select modes; and an automatic stop-go ignition system

Standard Equipment (Touring): 18-inch wheels;rear a/c vents; USB charger in center console; a keyless ignition starter system; a keyless door opener (front doors only); an 8–speaker Harman Kardon sound system; an 8-inch infotainment system; heated front seats; leather wrapped steering wheel with shift knob; ventilated front seats; a power driver’s seat with lumbar support; a two-position memory seating system; a heated steering wheel; rear center armrest with cupholders; cargo cover; hidden storage tray in cargo area; deluxe scuff plates; roof rails; power folding heated mirrors with integrated turn lamps; front fog lights; power sunroof; glossy black grill trim; and a front and rear park assist system

Options: snow white pearl paint; high intensity discharge headlamp; a forward collision braking system; autonomous collision braking system; lane departure warning system; a radar activated cruise control system; and wireless phone charger

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