Kia's newest Niro hybrid features Forward Collision-Avoidance, Blindspot Collision Warning, and Lane Following Assist. - Photo: Kia

Kia's newest Niro hybrid features Forward Collision-Avoidance, Blindspot Collision Warning, and Lane Following Assist.

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On August 25, Kia announced details of its 2022 Niro Hybrid (HEV) for the model year.

The vehicle bears new Kia badging on the front grille, the tailgate, steering wheel hub, and wheel center caps. The Niro HEV delivers an estimated 50 MPG, and has more than 63 cubic feet of cargo space and a long list of standard Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (LXS and above).

Trim Levels/Pricing – MSRP (excludes $1,175 destination)

  • LX: $24,690
  • LXS: $26,090
  • LXS SE: $27,590 
  • Touring SE: $29,890
  • EX Premium: $31,990

The powertain has a1.6L GDI engine with electric motor, 139 hp/195 lb.-ft. of torque (hybrid system performance combined), and a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer hybrid battery.

The fuel economy (city/highway/combined) is:

  • LX: 53/48/50
  • LXS, LXS SE, EX Premium: 51/46/49
  • Touring SE: 46/40/43

DriveWise Features

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance – Car, Pedestrian (camera type)
    • Std: LXS, LXS SE, Touring SE, EX Premium
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance – Car, Pedestrian, Cyclist (camera and radar)
    • Std: Touring SE, EX Premium
  • Blindspot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
    • Std: LXS, LSX SE, Touring SE, EX Premium
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
    • Std: LXS, LSX ESE, Touring SE, EX Premium
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control - Curve with Stop and Go (NSCC-C)
    • Std: Touring SE, EX Premium
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
    • Std: Touring SE, EX Premium
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
    • Std: LXS, LSX SE, Touring SE, EX Premium
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Lead Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA)
    • Std: LXS, LSX SE, Touring SE, EX Premium
  • Parking Distance Warning – Reverse
    • Std: EX Premium

Dimensions

  • Overall Length: 171.5 in.
  • Overall Width: 71.1 in.
  • Overall Height: 60.8 in. (with standard roof rails)
  • Wheelbase: 106.3 in.
  • Cargo Capacity: 19.4 cu.-ft. (rear seats upright, with luggage under tray); 22.4 cu-ft. without tray
    • 54.5 cu.-ft. (rear seats folded, with luggage under tray); 63.2 cu.-ft. without tray
    • 100.9 cu.-ft. (passenger volume)
  • Curb Weight, min:  3,117 – 3,287 lbs.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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