New 2022 Kia Niro and e-Niro powertrains comprehensive

The second-generation Kia Niro and e-Niro SUVs are nearing UK launch, following their unveiling at last year’s Seoul Mobility show. and now Kia has offered technical specifications for the model’s three powertrain offerings, consisting of conventional hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure-electric options. 
The new Niro uses an updated version of the previous car’s platform rather than the new E-GMP underpinnings, which are reserved for the brand’s electric-only model lines. This enables Kia to continue providing the Niro with multiple propulsion systems. 

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The regular hybrid version of the new Kia Niro uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine developing 104bhp and 144Nm of torque. This is combined with a battery and electric motor in a system that provides a total combined power output of 139bhp. Drive goes to the front wheels through a six-speed DCT automatic transmission. 
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According to stats published by Kia in Sweden, the plug-in hybrid option also makes use of the 1.6-litre petrol of the conventional hybrid model, but an electric motor rated at 83bhp is equipped and fed by a new 11.1kWh battery – a small increase on the 8.9kWh cell of the previous-generation model. maximum power stands at 180bhp, while preliminary data suggests that up to 37 miles of pure electric running will be possible. No fuel economy statistics or performance figures are available.

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