2016 Chicago Auto Show: Highlights

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
2017 Kia Niro
Making its global debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2017 Kia Niro offers an attractive crossover design — with a new hybrid powertrain — engineered for a dynamic driving experience while delivering excellent fuel economy. A joint effort between Kia’s design centers in Irvine, California, and Namyang, Korea, the Niro is designed to not look like a typical hybrid but to compete against other compact crossovers. Niro gets motivation from a new hybrid powertrain that combines a 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injection engine specifically designed for hybrid applications that produces 103 horsepower, combined with a 43-horsepower transmission-mounted electric motor for a combined output of 146 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

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