Kia is giving the Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid a refresh, which we’ll get to see next week at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. While the design changes are small, the updates bring both models closer to the look of the Niro EV.
The refreshed Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid get updated front and rear fascias with new bumper designs. Kia says that the redesigned bumpers give both models a “more purposeful appearance and more confident stance on the road.” At the front the standard projection headlights have been redesigned, while LED headlights are optional. The exterior updates are topped off with new taillights and alloy wheel designs.
Inside the materials have been upgraded and there’s a new optional 10.25-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system and a 7.0-inch TFT screen in front of the driver. Steering wheel paddle shifters have also been added and an electronic parking brake.
On the safety front, there are new driver assistance systems, like Smart Cruise Control, which now has Stop & Go functionality and Lane Following Assist, which tracks vehicles in front of the car in traffic, and detects road markings to keep the Niro in its lane.