Today Kia launched in South Korea ‘The 2022 Niro’, a model year change of the Niro Hybrid/Plug-in Hybrid, who received the new logo and a new trim structure. The updated HEV/PHEV variants follows the updated Niro EV launched a month ago.
Since its launch in 2016, Kia’s representative compact SUV, the Niro, has been steadily loved by customers for its excellent marketability and economy.
Kia applied the new Kia emblem to the 2022 Niro and applied Trendy-Prestige-Noblesse-Signature, Kia’s standardized trim naming system, to reduce customer confusion and give a sense of unity. The Plug-in hybrid Niro will be available only in the Signature trim).
So for the 2022MY, Kia decided to add its new brand logo for the crossover hybrid, as well as improve the standard equipment and added new tech. Highlights include a new updated 10.25-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with telematics system featuring UVO Connect Services, LED headlights with bi-function projection, ambient lighting and a battery heating system.
Inside there’s black leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an electronic parking brake with autohold, automatic air conditioning, adaptive Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go, a smart entry system with engine start and stop button, wireless mobile phone charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, an eight-speaker JBL premium sound system and DAB radio.
A full suite of safety equipment is included in the 2022 Niro, too, with Lane Follow Assist (LFA), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) fitted as standard, alongside seven airbags, including one for the driver’s knees.
A Kia Korea official said, “The 2022 Niro will provide customers with greater satisfaction with improved product quality by standardizing customer preference specifications.” Step by step, through new model years and new generations, Kia’s full line-up is adding the new logo and brand image. Which one will be next?