Kia Motors' 2017 Niro hybrid crossover will retail for at least $23,790 when it arrives at dealer lots in the coming weeks, the Korean automaker announced.
Kia will offer the Niro in five trim grades, including the FE, LX, EX, Touring, and the limited production Launch Edition. While the FX retails for $23,790, the top-of-the-line model will retail for $30,550. Prices include destination charges.
The highly-efficient Niro delivers fuel economy ratings north of 50 miles per gallon. U.S. EPA ratings have been set for the five models, which are rated in city/highway/combined driving cycles — FE (52/49/50), LX (51/46/49), EX (51/46/49), Touring Launch (46/40/43), and Touring (46/40/43).
The hybrid utility is powered by a 1.6L direct-injected gasoline four-cylinder that makes 103 hp and a 43-hp electric tractive motor.
Standard equipment on the Niro FE includes 16-inch wheels, six-way front seats, keyless entry, cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen display with rear-view camera, as well as the UVO3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a six-speaker audio system with steering-wheel controls.
The LX trim adds Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist driver assistance features.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet