Under the Hood
If you’re looking to purchase a Niro, chances are you’re looking to cut your emission, lower your carbon footprint, or just spend far less money at the pump. With the Niro’s high-tech powertrain, you can accomplish all three with little effort. All you have to do is put the key in the ignition and turn.
With an Atkinson-cycle, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor, and a 1.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Niro pours out a respectable 139 horsepower and up to 195 pound-feet of torque, giving it the power you need when you need it most. However, the most impressive part is that the Niro provides a whopping 52 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, 49 mpg on the highway, and 50 mpg combined. With a rare mix of power and efficiency, the Niro treads where no other car has dared to try.
Although the powertrain steals the show, the Niro doesn’t skimp on the extras. Fans of tech, convenience, and comfort features will love all the Niro’s amenities. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay make it easy to integrate your phone to the 7-inch color touch-screen display, making it easy to get navigation, communicate hands-free, or stream music. A six-speaker premium sound system, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, and a rear camera display round out the rest of the Niro’s amazing offerings.
Upper trims of the Niro provide even more in the way of options, making them a solid choice for those that want an upscale experience. For the luxury car enthusiast, the Niro offers heated and ventilated leather seats, a heated steering wheel, and even a Qi wireless phone charger. To top it off, the eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system makes you feel like you’re at the concert, which goes over well with the audiophile in your family.
Hybrids haven’t always been known for safety features, whether active or passive. However, the Niro looks to shed this reputation, and does so by offering a unique blend of safety specs. Although it has yet to undergo government crash tests, the Niro bolsters its safety specs with a bevy of active safety specs. This includes lane departure warning, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. Even when you aren’t looking, the Niro does it for you.
Getting a bargain creates skepticism among many vehicle drivers, but the Niro is out to prove that good things can come in quaint, affordable packages. Make sure to give one a test drive before the secret gets out.
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