Kia’s dramatic and modern Niro urban lifestyle concept vehicle, which was unveiled last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, today made its U.S. debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The Niro hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the city environment with style and fun-to-drive attitude, featuring a mix of contrasting materials and compact, purposeful dimensions. The rally raid-like Niro also expands on Kia’s alternative propulsion story with its hybrid electric powertrain working through an advanced four-wheel drive system.
The Kia Niro concept, the Korean manufacturer’s answer to the Nissan’s hit Juke crossover. Revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, a production version could go on sale in less than two years. (more…)