2020 Kia Niro Hybrid Touring – Versatile Compact Crossover. 2020 Kia Niro Hybrid Touring – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Subscribe.
The popular and award-winning compact crossover receives several exterior enhancements for its mid-cycle refresh, including new projector-type headlights and fog lamps, a new diamond-pattern grille and dual chevron-shaped LED daytime running lights. The rear faux skid plate is wider and more pronounced, the rear LED combination lights have more technological appeal than previous, and there are new 16-inch and 18-inch alloy wheel designs.
Inside, the new Niro display is more streamlined, incorporating a re-styled 7-inch instrument cluster with improved drive mode graphics and 8-inch standard touchscreen display, or optional navigation with a 10.25-inch screen and Harman/Kardon premium audio system, all with the easy to use interface Kia is famous for. Optional paddle shifters for a sportier driving experience and active regenerative braking control, optional electronic parking brake, and optional mood lighting with six different colors wrap up the interior mods.
Powertrain and exterior and interior dimensions and capacities are unchanged from the previous model. Enhancing the Niro’s full suite of available Kia Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Systems1 are newly added Lane Following & Lane Keeping Assist and High Beam Assist.
2020 Kia Niro Touring Specifications:
Type: 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Displacement (cc): 1,580 cc
Bore x stroke (mm): 72.0 x 97.0
Compression Ratio: 13.0:1
Horsepower: 104 hp @ 5,700 rpm
Torque: 109 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Valve System: DOHC, four valves / cylinder, Atkinson cycle
Motor Type: AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
Horsepower: 43 hp
Torque: 125 lb.-ft.
Horsepower: 139 hp
Torque: 195 lb.-ft.
Fuel tank capacity (gal.): 11.9 gallons
Battery Type: Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery
Battery Voltage (V): 240V
Battery Capacity (Ah): 6.5 Ah
Battery Energy (kWh): 1.56 kWh
Battery Power (kW): 42 kW
Battery Weight (lbs.): 85 lbs.
Transmission Type: 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Clutch Type: Dry, multi-plate hydraulically actuated
Max. Speed (mph): 101.9 mph
0 – 100 mph: 12.2
80 – 120 mph: 9.6 –
62.1 – 0 mph: 133 ft.
Luggage capacity, rear seats upright, with luggage under tray (SAE, cu. ft.): 19.4 cu. ft.
Luggage capacity, rear seats folded, with luggage under tray (SAE, cu. ft.): 54.5 cu. ft.
Luggage capacity, passenger volume (SAE, cu. ft.): 100.9 cu. ft.
Front suspension: Independent, MacPherson struts, stabilizer
Rear suspension: Independent, multi-link
Shock Absorber Type (front): Gas
Shock Absorber Type (rear): Twin Tube
Type / Power source: Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
Steering ratio: 13.9:1
Turns, lock-to-lock: 2.66
Minimum turning circle radius (feet and inches): 17 ft. 5 in.
Type front/rear: Ventilated Disc / Solid Disc
Size (in.) front/rear: 11.0 in. / 10.3 in.
Booster Type: AHB SYSTEM (Active Hydraulic Boost)
Regenerative braking: Motor polarity reversal
Parking brake type: Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
Wheel size (in.): 18 in. Alloy
Tire size: P225/45R18
Spare Tire: Tire Mobility Kit (TMK)
Driving Range (miles): 512 miles