2022 Kia Niro officially previewed ahead of Thursday unveiling

Big-selling crossover will be reinvented with styling influenced by the radical HabaNiro concept

Kia will unpack the second-generation Niro this Thursday, the latest in a series of vital introductions from the marque as it transitions to becoming a “sustainable movement options provider”.

Just a week after revealing its radical EV9 huge SUV principle, Kia will present the production-ready variation of its transformed small crossover at the Seoul Movement Program.

The Niro is a widely important cars and truck for Kia, representing 61,000 sales in the UK alone since its 2016 launch and also spawning the e-Niro, the brand’s first electric manufacturing auto and also the forerunner to an entire family members of bespoke EVs.

Unlike the brand-new EV6, nonetheless, the e-Niro makes use of an adjusted variation of a combustion auto’s platform, as well as this is anticipated to be the situation for the Mk2 design.

Whether Kia will certainly continue to supply a full suite of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electrical powertrains stays to be confirmed.

What is clear from the first official preview images– and also meant by earlier spy shots – is that the Niro will certainly lean heavily on styling signs initially revealed on 2019’s HabaNiro idea, which suggests it will certainly be a lot more overtly SUV-styled with sturdy elements to promote an “adventure-ready attitude”.

Just like the EV9 concept, the brand-new Niro has actually been motivated naturally, as part of Kia’s sustainability drive. It will, the brand stated, have a layout “that attaches eco-friendliness with fun and also driving pleasure”.

Visible information include a two-tone paint scheme– not readily available on the current cars and truck– and a new-look front end with a reworked version of Kia’s ‘tiger nose’ grille.

Inside illustrations reveal an all-new design modelled on that of the new EV6, with an unbalanced centre console, a single-spoke steering wheel and also a wide-format twin-screen dashboard.