The future of the automotive industry is going to be centered around electrification. Kia has recently introduced its first all-electric vehicle, but it seems to be at least a few years away from hitting the market. In the meantime, we have hybrid vehicles like the 2021 Kia Niro in Topeka, KS and everything it has to offer. For the current model year, Kia has vastly upgraded the connectivity technology available in the 2021 Niro, made a more advanced cruise control system available and rear-seat warning is now standard equipment. Online reviews were quick to praise the 2021 Niro for its long list of standard features, nimble handling profile and its generously appointed interior.
Briggs Kia Topeka customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Kia Niro today by calling, 785-246-8020.
All five trim grades of the 2021 Kia Niro (LX, LXS, Touring, Touring Special Edition and EX Premium) use the same powertrain. A naturally aspirated 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine is attached to a powerful electric motor to complete the hybrid system. The 2021 Niro will be able to produce up to 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque when the gasoline engine and electric motor are working together.
Depending on which trim grade a Briggs Kia Topeka customer chooses to take home, they can expect the hybrid hatchback to record up to 53 miles per gallon in the city and 48 miles per gallon on the highway. Drivers can also expect the vehicle to have a maximum range of up to 595 miles.
In terms of connectivity, owners of the 2021 Kia Niro will be able to go toe-to-toe with just about anything else in its class. All of the hatchback’s trim grades will be equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system that will be able to wirelessly connect to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. As a potential customer moves up the trim ladder, more advanced technology will be available, especially safety systems like forward-collision mitigation, lane-keep assist and driver attention warning.
The amount of cargo volume available in the 2021 Niro can vary a bit depending on the trim and if it’s equipped with a luggage tray. When the rear seats are deployed for passengers, there will be at least 19.4 cubic-feet (with the luggage tray), but up to 22.4 cubic-feet can be available by taking the tray away. A properly configured 2021 Kia Niro can offer as much as 63.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume, or 54.4 cubic-feet if the cargo tray is available.