Driving technology that protects

Observing, sensing, and stepping in whenever you need assistance: Kia’s DRIVEWISE™ system applies the latest Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies to help keep you alert, safe and in control. Ensuring the ultimate in occupant and pedestrian safety.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)

Using a front view camera and front radar, FCA can detect a vehicle, a pedestrian, or a cyclist ahead, and warn you, or even brake automatically. It will also brake automatically if it senses the risk of an oncoming vehicle from left or right at an intersection ahead.

Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA)

PCA helps avoid collisions with rear objects while reversing.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

If there is a risk of collision with an oncoming vehicle on the left or right side while reversing, RCCA provides a warning. After the warning, if the risk of collision increases, it automatically assists with emergency braking.

Blind-Spot Collision-Assist (BCA)

When operating the turn signal switch to change lanes, BCA provides a warning if there is a risk of collision with a rear side vehicle. 

Smart Cruise Control - system (SCC)

Smart Cruise Control helps maintain distance from the vehicle ahead and drive at a speed set by the driver. The Niro stops automatically if the car in front comes to a halt, and starts automatically if the vehicle ahead resumes accelerates within a set time.

Rearview monitor Rear View Monitor (RVM)

The Rear View Monitor displays video of the situation behind the vehicle for safe parking.

Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)

Remote Smart Parking Assist helps remotely park or exit a parking spot from outside the vehicle.

Innovative interior design built
with materials inspired by nature

From its bold diagonal movement flowing from the driver seat all the way to the passenger door. To its interior sustainable materials that show Kia’s commitment toward sustainability.

Ventilated front seats

For the ultimate in passenger comfort ventilated seats direct a cool air conditioned flow of air into the seat itself. The ultimate luxury on a hot summer day.  

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. 

8' and 10.25' display

Plug in or stream your favourite tunes with a 8" touchscreen for crystal-clear, full-bodied sound reproduction through the 6-speaker sound system. Available on selected models is the premium 8 speaker Harman Kardon™ Audio in combination with the 10.25' Touchscreen.

2nd-row seat comfort

Slim seat design means more space for rear passengers’ legs. A center armrest includes a cupholder and storage space.

BIO artificial leather seats

A strong yet soft material that closely resembles leather but is made from eucalyptus trees.

Headrest hanger / sunroof

The backs of the front headrests include built-in, shape-preserving coat hangers. The roomy dimensions of the Niro seem to expand with the wide tilt-sliding sunroof. It takes full advantage of the roof geometry, offering a broader opening for light and breezes to get inside.

Metal pedals

For a high quality, sporty look and the assurance of extra grip.

A bold new crossover

Fully redesigned from the ground up. With modern, simple lines and a two-tone body. A unique combination of design and graphics that extend from its headlights to its rear pillar boomerang inspired lights.

C-pillar Trim

Fully redesigned from the ground up. With modern, simple lines and a two-tone body. The C-panel trim is available in an exciting range of colours to mix and match. (refer brochure for available colour combinations)

Bulb indicator lights

Distinctive Niro styling cues combine form with function

Full LED headlights

Adding to the eye catching style are full LED headlights giving a strong and clear white beam of light. Especially valuable on those night time back country roads.

LED foglights

For extra piece of mind LED foglights give unparalleled vision in foggy conditions

LED indicator lights

Fast responding, bright and hard to miss, LED indicators add to the premium nature of Niro. (not available on all models)

Projection headlights with LED DRLs

Offering a focused, sharp and bright beam of light, the Projector beam headlights add safety and reassurance to low light driving conditions. 

C-pillar air intake

The C-pillar design highlights the profile of the car. To prevent static pressure, the aeropillar has an opening to let airflow through.

Connectivity and simplicity

The instrument cluster is simply laid out. Controls are easy to reach and operate. Information appears in smarter, more efficient ways. Devices connect, charge, and sync effortlessly

Panoramic curved display

A curved, unified HD display combines driving functions and the center infotainment and navigation system in one manageable frame. Simple graphics and touch commands give the driver top priority.

Wireless charging tray

The charging pad in the dash, in front of the center console, lets you quickly charge compatible portable phones, wirelessly.

Head Up Display (HUD)

You can get driving and safety information as you watch the road with HUD (Head Up Display) which projects a floating image as you look out the windshield.

Infotainment/climate switchable controller

Infotainment and climate share the same LCD keyboard. Press the fan/arrow button to switch between climate and infotainment controls.

Integrated Memory System (IMS)

Sharing driving is made simple with the Integrated Memory system (IMS) taking care of seat position and several other key adjustable Niro features. 

Smart power tailgate

Each of two drivers can program a desired stopping height for the tailgate with their digital key. Stand behind the parked Niro, with Open selected, and the tailgate will open automatically.

Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)

To make sure no one is left alone, ROA warns you of any rear occupants when you stop and prepare to exit.

USB charger on seatbacks

Rear seat passengers will find USB ports in the seatbacks ahead of them, so they can charge their devices whenever they want.

Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

EPB reduces the effort required to set the park brake right down the simple push of a button. Not to mention freeing up space on the console


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).

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:
> plugshare.com
> vector.co.nz

Braking to recharge - Hybrid and PHEV

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.

Confident, adaptive performance

Niro is not only fun to drive, but also sustainable. You can choose to have more acceleration, or maximize your charge range or fuel efficiency. Sensors and navigation data help you stay on the right side of speed laws and the laws of physics.

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.

Drive Mode Select (DMS)

The Niro can adjust to the way you like to drive. Switch from Normal to Sport mode for zip, or to Eco mode for extended charge range.

Shift By Wire (SBW)

Shift By Wire offers precise, immediate shifting, while the Drive Mode Select dial, beside the driver’s seat, offers quick, logical changes.

Smart regenerative braking system (SRS 1.0)

Based on navigation data or driver input, SRS 1.0 improves hybrid range and stability by optimizing regenerative braking and coasting.