The updated Niro can also now be optioned with stop and go cruise control and active lane keep assist functionality for the first time.
“The Niro has become a key growth driver for Kia in Europe, and is a cornerstone of our electrified product strategy,” Emilio Herrera, Kia Europe CEO, said. “New enhancements to quality and design, and the adoption of our ‘connected’ UVO system, will make the Niro family an even more compelling proposition.”
Both Niro models are powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine, paired with a 1.56kWh battery pack in the hybrid and an 8.9kWh pack in the plug-in hybrid. It is now one of Kia’s best-selling European models, with almost 13,000 hybrid and PHEV models sold in the UK alone since its introduction in 2016.
The facelifted Niro is expected to go on sale by the summer, with prices set to be confirmed after its debut next week.