Among small crossovers, this is definitely one of those that offer amazing value for the price. Introduced two years ago, it comes with plenty of strong points, including attractive price, amazing fuel economy, plenty of practicality etc. The 2019 Kia Niro will represent the third year of production. Therefore, we probably won’t see some more significant changes. It should continue in the same way, featuring familiar overall design, but with minor tweaks like new color options, color schemes, and similar things. Other than that, the things will remain largely the same.
2019 Kia Niro Design
In terms of base 2019 Kia Niro specs, it seems too early for some more important changes. This model will represent the third year of production, so we will probably have to wait for another year or two to see a mid-cycle refresh. Until then, we won’t’ be seeing anything more important to be changed. New 2019 Kia Niro colors could be some of the biggest novelties for the next year. Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same.
Same goes for the interior design. This small crossover will continue with a familiar cabin design, as well as with the same trim levels in the offer. There are four versions in the offer. The base model is called FE and it comes with a dual-zone climate control, six-speaker sound system, rearview camera, 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration etc.
Above FE is an LX, which adds just a few things like push-button start and under-floor cargo. Still, there are much more optional features in the offer.
A mid-grade EX-seems like a well-balanced option. Some of the notable features are leather upholstery inserts, heated front seats, rear USB outlets etc. There are also a few optional packages that offer more tech and convenience features.
Finally, there is a touring trim. This is a top-range model, so you can count on a pretty long list of standard features. Some of the highlights are full leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, parking sensors, sunroof and much more.
Is Kia Niro a practical car?
Definitely, yes! Despite pretty small dimensions, this crossover has a lot to offer. Not only that there is a pretty decent legroom on rear seats, but cargo space is generous as well. Moreover, the Niro is among class leaders in this aspect. The cargo capacity goes from 19 to more than 50 cubic feet when rear seats are folded.
Which safety features are available in Kia Niro?
Just like in the most of subcompact crossover, a rearview camera is the only advanced safety feature in base models. However, you can count on some pretty advanced systems in higher trims. There are things like adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, lane change assists and forward collision warning.
2019 Kia Niro Engines
The 2019 Kia Niro will come in two powertrain variants, both as hybrid and plug-in hybrid version. Both models come with the same combination of 1.6-liter gasoline engine and electric motor, with a max power of 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. In both cases, you can count on spectacular fuel economy, which goes up to 52 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway. Additionally, a plug-in hybrid version offers 26 miles of all-electric range. This version needs slightly more than two hours to recharge.
2019 Kia Niro Release Date and Price
The 2019 Kia Niro release date is yet to be announced. Still, there is no doubt that the launch date will be scheduled for the end of the year, sometime in December. When it comes to price, we expect the same range, which goes between 23.000 and 35.000 dollars, roughly.