2nd Gen Kia Niro Caught Completely Undisguised

by Oct 15, 2021All News, Kia, Spy Shots0 comments

We return this time with first undisguised spy pictures of the next-gen Kia Niro (codenamed as SG2) thanks to our colleagues at Sportage NQ5 Club, who captured the exterior for the first time and also interior of the 2nd gen Niro completely undisguised. While the exterior is clearly based on the HabaNiro concept, the interior looks like a mix between EV6 and Sportage while the center console (between the seats) reminds some Porsche’s.

What we know so far?

Of course this Niro prototype (codenamed as SG2) is still under heavy camouflage but we can still make out some details that remind us of the concept. Like the first-gen Niro (DE) it is expected to have the same variants, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and EV (we already spied it).

As (almost) always the production car will be toned down a lot compared to the concept so there will be no butterfly-wing doors but the overall shape of the body seems to remain.

That means a five door body with a sportier design on the C-pillars. A longer wheelbase in order to give the passengers more space, short overhangs and the boomerang shaped rear lights are also features that have been moved over from the concept.

Kia Niro 1

The Niro Interior is a mix between EV6 & Sportage

The HabaNiro Concept is the first Kia in recent memory to do away with the brand’s signature tiger-nose grille, instead receiving a front end that Kia says resembles a shark’s snout. Since the front end is still heavy covered we cant see much of that new design. The front lights also look like that are provisional at this point so they are not giving us any clues either.

By the looks of it , the grey plastic covering the wheel arches will keep on into the lower parts of the doors reminding us of the design of the HabaNiro doors.

The fully electric HabaNico concept also shows that the next-generation Niro will continue to lead Kia’s electric push. There’ll continue to be three variants: a fully electric version as well as plug-in hybrid and full hybrid models for the production car when it hits the market in 2021 as a 2022 model.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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