Kia Niro

The Kia Niro is a hybrid subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Kia Motors since 2016.
The Kia Niro concept debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The car, designed almost entirely by Peter Schreyer at Kia’s Frankfurt studio, is a sporty 3-door subcompact crossover with butterfly doors that open into the roof panel. The front wheels are powered by the 1.6-liter Gamma inline-4 producing 160 hp mated with a 7-speed rotary-shifted dual-clutch transmission, while a 45-hp electric hybrid system powers the rear wheels when driving in rougher road conditions.
The 2017 Kia Niro was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. A subcompact “hybrid utility vehicle” positioned below the Kia Sportage, the Niro uses an all-new hybrid powertrain producing altogether 139 hp, and returns a fuel economy of 43 to 50 miles per US gallon (5.5 to 4.7 L/100 km) thanks to its usage of lightweight materials such as high-strength steel and aluminum.