Kia Niro world debuts at 2021 Seoul Mobility Show

Kia Niro world debuts at 2021 Seoul Mobility Show

Kia Corporation unveiled the all-new Niro for the first time today at the 2021 Seoul Mobility Show, with the goal of making sustainable mobility accessible to everyone.

Kia's commitment to creating a more sustainable future is embodied in the all-new Niro. The new vehicle will appeal to the complicated needs of sustainability-conscious consumers as an integral part of Kia's growing eco-friendly lineup.

"Kia continues to take strides toward a more sustainable future, asking everyone to join the movement into the new mobility era," stated Kia President and CEO Ho Sung Song. "With its eco-friendly materials, modern technologies, and electric powertrains, the all-new Kia Niro makes it easier to live a sustainable lifestyle while while meeting consumers' practical needs."

The all-new Niro has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, following the company's Opposites United design philosophy and fulfilling the ethos of 'Joy for Reason.' It draws influence from nature in its design as well as the selection of colour, material, and finish to achieve the ideal balance between an environmentally friendly approach and a forward-thinking viewpoint.

Niro's exterior design, with its sporty and dramatic crossover aesthetics and high-tech two-tone body, shows a major influence from the 2019 Habaniro concept. A wide rear pillar improves aerodynamics by increasing air flow and blending nicely with the boomerang-shaped rear taillights.

Kia's distinctive 'tiger face' has been redesigned for the all-new Niro and now continues from the hood to the robust fender below. The dramatic 'heartbeat' LED DRL (daytime running lights) cap off the contemporary front appearance, creating confidence and a distinctive look on the road.

The one-of-a-kind vertical taillight design emphasises aerodynamics and technology. With its strong shoulders and upright windows, it echoes the vehicle's wide and sturdy stance. Niro's rear design combines simple surface treatments with dynamic portions to accentuate modernity and create an additional point of interest for consumers.

The coherent design brings together efficient aerodynamics and sustainable materials. This ideal blend provides space as well as an SUV appearance. Kia also introduces the 'Greenzone Drive Mode,' which automatically converts the (P)HEV to EV drive mode to suit the demand for sustainable transportation options. When driving in green zones, such as residential neighbourhoods or areas near schools and hospitals, the vehicle uses electric power automatically based on navigation cues and driving history data. It also recognises a driver's preferred locations, such as home and office, which are marked as green zones on the guidance system.

The all-new Kia Niro has innovative recycled materials inside the cabin as a strong statement of Kia's commitment to sustainability and a hint of future model development. To reduce environmental effect and waste, the headlining is constructed from recycled wallpaper, the seats are built from Bio PU with Tencel from eucalyptus leaves, and the door panels are painted with BTX* free paint.

The off-center dash arcs around the front occupants, creating a relaxing, yet irregular look with horizontal and diagonal lines opposing each other. The sleek centre console is simple to use and has an electronic dial-type shift lever. It is placed on the large high-gloss black surface for a clean and modern appearance. The audio-visual screen and air vents are integrated into the current dash design's diagonal gaps, while ambient mood lighting heightens the senses and produces an inviting interior.