Safety all round

Niro is built with safety in mind. Advanced materials have been used and incorporated with driver-assistance systems to keep you and your passengers safe. 

Autonomous Emergency Braking

Using radar and camera data signals, the Niro is able to detect the potential collision with another vehicle, pedestrian, or object ahead, which then applies emergency braking to avoid or reduce the effects of a collision.

7-airbag system

Your safety is our priority. The Niro is built with dual front airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, front-seat side airbags, and side-curtain airbags that run the length of the passenger cabin to protect occupants in the rear seats.

Advanced high strength steel

The Niro uses more than 53.% advanced high strength steel (AHSS) and hot-stamped steel which greatly improve the body strength, enhance cabin protection and improve dynamic performance.

Lane Keep Assist System

Lane keep assist (LKAS) is designed to alert the driver when the system detects that the vehicle is about to deviate from a traffic lane without any indication. It may also automatically assists the steering of the vehicle to help the driver stay squarely within the lane of travel.

Electronic Stability Control

ESC incorporates a number of systems to provide improved braking and handling on wet, slippery and rough roads.

Blind Spot Detection

The system detects approaching vehicles within a distance of up to 70 meters and warns you when they enter your blind spot zone, and that it may be dangerous to change lanes.

Smart cruise control

The smart cruise control system allows you to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead by automatically adjusting the driving speed and allowing you to program the Niro to maintain an appropriate distance to the vehicle in front according to road conditions and vehicle speed.

Rearview monitor

The rearview camera helps you keep an eye on what's behind you while reversing and provides dynamic guidelines for easier parking.

Front & rear parking assist system

This system uses ultrasonic sensors mounted on the front and rear bumpers to warn of any obstacles when maneuvering into tight spaces for safe and confident parking. 

Uncompromising comfort
and flexibility

Designed with you in mind, the Niro interior provides both comfort and convenience. 

Heated front seats

The LTD hybrid and PHEV comes with heated front driver and passenger seats which keeps you comfortable during the cold winter days.

Supervision cluster

The TFT LCD cluster was intelligently designed to display a hybrid system gauge which is able to indicate whether the current driving condition is fuel efficient. It also displays the status of the hybrid charging system, including battery level. The Kia hybrid system notifies the driver of energy flow in various operating modes. 

Audio system

Plug in or stream your favourite tunes with a 7" touchscreen for crystal-clear, full-bodied sound reproduction through the 6-speaker sound system.

Drive in comfort

The driver's seat can be electronically adjusted and has a 2-way electric lumbar support to keep you comfortable throughout your journey.

Bluetooth and hands-free

Keep your eyes on the road while you adjust the audio, take calls and access the cluster menu.

Auto light control

Set the headlights to auto and they'll automatically turn on and off as needed by using a sensor that detects the brightness of the surrounding area.

Striking, modern 
and distinctive

Design optimised for aerodynamics to improve performance and fuel-efficiency.

Integrated rear spoiler

The smart aerodynamic design of the Niro minimises drag coefficient of 0.29 Cd which helps maximise performance and improve fuel efficiency.

Heated and folding side mirrors

The exterior side mirrors fold away automatically for added protection in tight parking spaces and when parking on the street. The LTD and PHEV models have a heating function to defog during the winter mornings.

Active air flap

Improved underbody flow and engine cooling resistance through an active air flap that is integrated with a bumper grill enhances the Niro's fuel economy and contributing to a smoother, quieter ride. 

Bi-function projection headlights

The Niro is equipped with bi-function projection headlights, with both high-beam and standard beam projecting from both units.

Front wheel air curtain

Strategically placed side vents allow air to pass through the front and over the wheel wells for a cleaner, smoother airflow around the car and minimize the turbulence around the wheels while driving.

LED daytime running lights

LED DRLs and fog lights are standard built on the front bumper of all models, enhancing the front view of the Niro.

Fuel saving technology

The Niro Hybrid models system relies on the electric engine to get you going and during mild acceleration. The petrol engine and electric motor will work together to get you up to the desired speed.

Charging at home

For PHEV, it's possible to install a fast charger (Type 2) in your garage. Our dealerships can provide the options available and can assist with installation, quotes and conditions.
The 3-pin wall plug charger is provided with the vehicle and is intended for emergency charging when there's no other option available.

Using public chargers

You can also charge the PHEV at compatible public charging stations. The PHEV requires an AC, Type 2 "Mennekes" charger. If there's a cable attached to the charging station you can use this, otherwise there's a Type 2 to Type 2 cable included with the Niro.
You can find charging locations via the below websites / mobile apps:


Braking to recharge

Compared to non-hybrid cars you may notice the Niro slows faster when your foot is off the accelerator. While you are braking or coasting with your foot off the accelerator, both the Niro Hybrid and PHEV converts momentum into energy to recharge the battery. 

Hybrid technology

With the Niro Hybrid models, the hybrid system relies on the electric engine to get you going and during mild acceleration. When you need more acceleration the petrol engine will automatically kick in and will work together with the electric motor to get you up to the desired speed.

PHEV technology

The Niro PHEV can run on electric (EV) mode or hybrid mode. In the electric mode, the vehicle will only use the electric motor and will travel up to 55km on a full charge. The hybrid mode will automatically take over when the battery runs low and will engage the petrol engine to charge the battery and provide power when you need it.

High voltage battery power

The Hybrid and PHEV are both powered by a durable lithium-ion polymer battery. In the Hybrid, the battery generates 1.56 kWh and the PHEV battery generates 8.9kWh.The lithium-ion polymer battery efficiently controls electrical energy and cools more effectively. Safely positioned below the rear seats, the battery comes with a 7 year warranty or 160,000 km (whichever comes first).

The best of both worlds

Geared with a 6-speed DCT transmission, the Niro optimises fuel efficiency without compromising on performance for a smooth and fun driving experience.

6-speed dual clutch transmission

The Niro features a highly responsive 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission (DCT) that delivers dynamic acceleration and a smoother transmission.

Kappa 1.6L GDi engine

The new Kappa engine engineered exclusively for the hybrid, increases fuel efficiency through its new technology that strengthens engine efficiency. It generates a maximum output of 104kW @ 5,700rpm and has achieved the best thermal efficiency of 40%.

Permanent magnet electric motor

Providing up to 32kW (Hybrid) and 44.5kW (PHEV) on its own, the electric motor also assists the petrol engine in hybrid mode and recharges the battery during deceleration. It delivers a maximum torque of 170 Nm during the initial periods of acceleration through the power assist of the motor. 


Kia New Zealand

Delays for certain models

Certain models of Kia vehicles may be experiencing longer than normal delivery lead times due to the worldwide shortage of semi-conductor components. Your Kia dealer can advise you of the expected lead time for your specific vehicle. 

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