Kia has unveiled the first official images of the Niro – an all-new Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) ahead of its world premiere next month.
The styling of the Niro was led by Kia’s design centres in California, USA and Namyang, Korea and incorporates the practicality of a compact SUV, with a sleek, aerodynamic body.
The teaser image reveals raised haunches and high-mounted LED taillights at the rear, with a relatively high shoulder line and shallow glasshouse creating a sporty profile.
The all-new Niro is the first model to be based on Kia’s new dedicated eco-car platform, and the HUV is expected to achieve a sub-90 g/km CO2 emissions rating (combined, based on the New European Driving Cycle) thanks to its all-new downsized gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain.
The Niro HUV will be unveiled to the world for the first time at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show in February.