2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Powertrain
When most people think hybrid, they aren’t thinking of power and performance under the hood. The 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid powertrain is here to change that thinking. This all-new hybrid crossover, which made its debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, is going to give drivers an efficient and exciting drive, something that most other hybrids can’t do!
What Makes up the 2017 Kia Niro Powertrain?
Under the the 2017 Kia Niro is a powertrain that consists of four unique aspects. First, there is the engine. The main powerplant is a 1.6-liter GDI motor that cranks out 103 horsepower at 5200 RPM. It is smaller, which helps it maintain better efficiency. Next is the electric motor. It is a 240V motor, which is capable of producing an additional 43 horses. Powering the electric motor is a 42 kW lithium-ion polymer battery. Finally, the Niro Hybrid’s powertrain is completed by a 6-speed DCT that is more efficient and provides quicker acceleration than your standard 6-speed automatic.
Plenty of Power for Any Task!
Combined, the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid powertrain produces 143 horsepower. While that might not seem like compared to SUVs like the 2017 Kia Sportage, it is more than enough when you consider how lightweight this vehicle is. Additionally, the 6-speed DCT will allow this vehicle to accelerate quickly and efficiently. How efficiently you ask? Kia estimates that the 2017 Niro Hybrid will have a combined fuel economy rating of 50 mpg!
Experience Excitement in the 2017 Niro
As we said, there are very few vehicles that are going to give you the handling, performance, and efficiency combination that the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid provides. If you would like to learn more about the hybrid vehicle or its innovative powertrain, please get in touch with one of our Carolina Kia sales team members today.