When Kia set out to create it’s next hybrid vehicle, it focused on two areas of concern for hybrid drivers: the appearance of the car and the performance. There was concern about hybrids being unattractive and not very much fun to drive. Enter the all-new Kia Niro, Kia’s eye-catching hybrid utility vehicle (HUV). With a combination of excellent economy, high-style, and fun driving dynamics, the Kia Niro really delivers a jolt of electricity to the oft-one-note hybrid market.



The Niro isn’t the first green car in Kia’s lineup, with the Kia Optima Hybrid and the Kia Soul EV both making entries into the green market first. However, the Niro is the first vehicle to make use of the all-new, dedicated eco-car platform, and it marks a shift toward tripling Kia’s green car lineup by 2020.

“The Niro hits the sweet spot by offering the best combination of outstanding mpg, an engaging driving experience, utility, and most importantly, a stunning design that doesn’t shout ‘hybrid.’ The subcompact CUV market continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments in the world, and the Niro offers a uniquely alluring yet practical package that consumers haven’t seen before.” –Orth Hedrick, vice president product planning KMA

By offering high style, fun driving dynamics, and a hybrid powertrain, the Kia Niro is poised to really shake up the hybrid vehicle segment. The Niro is set to release in the United States early next year, with the addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain due to join the offering later in the vehicle’s lifecycle. If you’re looking for a great green vehicle and you’ve got a little time you can bide, give yourself a few months and then come visit Jones Kia, located in Fallston, MD to see about getting your own Kia Niro when it’s released. However, if you’re in the market and can’t wait that long, we’ve got a great selection of Kia models, so you can make sure you get the perfect vehicle to match your busy lifestyle.

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