According to Kia, the Niro Concept "hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the city environment with style and fun-to-drive attitude." With compact dimensions and intriguing design elements, the Niro Concept looks ready to give Nissan’s Juke a run for its money, but with a hybrid twist: the Niro Concept expands on Kia’s alternative propulsion development with a hybrid electric powertrain working through an advanced four-wheel drive system.
Inside, the Niro Concept continues its futuristic theme with a 2+2 layout that uses one-piece moulded front clamshell seats, with adjustable pedals and steering wheel to allow a comfortable driving position. The 50/50 split folding rear seats allow the Niro Concept to accommodate two extra passengers, and fold flat to form the front edge of a full-length carbon fibre load area. Ahead of the driver is a Supervision digital instrument cluster, with additional information – such as altitude, Bluetooth functions and satellite navigation – displayed on a centre console-mounted screen.
Further hinting that at least some of the Niro Concept’s mechanical and styling attributes may appear in a future production car, Kia says that "Niro may be a designers’ eye view of a future B-segment contender, but that doesn’t mean it is a pure flight of fancy."
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