Joining the forefront of electric ingenuity, the 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is a hybrid crossover with the power to go all-electric at the touch of a button. Built on the innovative foundation of the Kia Niro, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid is further refined with a Hybrid Power Control Unit, more powerful electric motor and larger battery for overcharged and optimized hybrid performance. With Kia’s Full Parallel Hybrid System at its core, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid unites the power of a hybrid-optimized engine, powerful electric motor and lithium-iron polymer battery for an estimated fuel efficiency of 105 MPGe combined. The freedom to alternate between hybrid and fully electric drive modes at any time means public charging stations are always within reach, and support for 120V and 240V charging modes grants the flexibility to recharge in more places. In a daring divergence from other hybrids, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid directs power through a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with Sport Mode, allowing smooth, responsive shifting that thrills and excites. Pulled together by a bold, aerodynamic exterior design, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid slips through the air, directing wind with deliberation for minimized drag and optimal acceleration. In the ever-changing arena of electric vehicles, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid aligns itself as the uncontested next step. All that’s left is the decision to take it.
An impressively efficient hybrid by default, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid allows the freedom of fully electric driving available on command. Enjoy an electric driving range of up to 26 miles, bolstered by energy-saving technologies like a regenerative braking system, and recharge in the city or at home with the flexibility of two charging modes.
Kia Drive Wise offers a suite of safety and driver assistance technologies that simplify every drive with added peace of mind. Standard Autonomous Emergency Braking automatically applies the brakes when potential collisions are detected, and available features such as Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist enable confident driving even in hectic driving scenarios.
Despite being a hybrid with fully electric capabilities, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is eligible for a High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decal in select states, allowing exclusive access to HOV lanes on the highway during peak traffic times for frustration-free trips and quicker commutes.