Kia Niro Named Car of The Year By Popular Mechanics


    Kia Niro Named Car of the Year by Popular Mechanics

    2019 has been a fantastic year for Kia. First, there was the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award for the 2020 Kia Soul, and now the 2019 Kia Niro is the recipient of another huge accolade–the 2019 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards.

    What is the Award About? 

    The Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards is a recognition given by reputed science & technology magazine Popular Mechanics. The publication features and celebrates top-class technology. 

    Kia Niro’s Journey to Victory 

    Along with the 2019 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards, the 2019 Kia Niro has also received the designation of 'Car of the Year'. Its extensive list of features and wonderful aesthetics make it a favorite with everyone. 

    The 2019 Kia Niro is a crossover EV that offers immense practicality and comfort. The car runs on a 201 horsepower electric motor that generates 291 lb-ft of torque. The easy-to-charge 100kW Combined Charging System takes just 80 minutes to charge up to 75% capacity. The 7.2kWh battery takes up to 9.5 hours to charge completely and can cover up to 239 miles on one charge. 

    In terms of exteriors, the Niro boasts a set of premium 16 - 18-inch alloy wheels, LED projection headlights, HID headlights with anti-fog, LED DRL, privacy glass, solar control windshield, heated power-folding mirrors, and power tilt sunroof. 

    Interiors are just as classy. The car comes with:

    • Telescoping steering wheel
    • 4.2 inch TFT LCD display panel
    • Temperature display & digital clock
    • LED room lamp
    • 7 inch LCD touchscreen display for the rear camera
    • Overhead storage space, rear cup holder
    • 8 inch LCD touchscreen infotainment system
    • 6-way adjustable driver and passenger seats with premium leather trims
    • Integrated Memory System mirrors, heated & leather-bound steering wheel and gearshift knob 
    • UVO eServices Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    The 2019 Niro comes with 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Space increases to 54.5 cubic feet when you lower the rear seats.

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    Source: Kia