University Kia of Durham welcomes the 2019 Kia Niro

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Presenting the 2019 Kia Niro

The new Kia in Durham is the eco-friendly, hybrid plug-in version offered by Kia Motors. The Kia Niro in Durham is available in three drive propulsion systems of a plug-in hybrid, hybrid, and all-electric version. The 2019 Niro Plug-in Hybrid Electric ( Kia Niro PHEV) is a plug-in hybrid that features the same engaging design and crossover utility that was seen with the Niro Hybrid. However, the carryover model does have some minor updates and a major benefit of an all-electric option. The new Kia Niro PHEV is available in plug-in hybrid or hybrid versions, and the trim levels include FE, EX, S Touring, LX and Touring while Niro Plug-In Hybrid is available in Premium, LX, and EX trim levels.

The Niro PHEV has a full EV mode that can be transitioned with the push of a button. The lithium-ion polymer, high-density battery with All-Electric Range (AER) of 0-26 miles ensures the car’s inhabitants are not stranded due to lack of power. The 2019 Kia Niro PHEV specifications include a combined horsepower of 139 hp at 5700 rpm in LX, EX and Premium models with a torque of 195 lb-ft at 4000 rpm. With both block and head made of aluminum, the valve system features double overhead camshafts. The fuel capacity is 11. 4 gallons on all models while the drivetrain features a 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) system.

The estimated fuel economy for all models is 48 within city limits and 44 on the highway. Your dealer of Kia in Durham will describe the new Kia Niro PHEV as a comfortable car with adequate cargo space. Unlike many other hybrid cars, the new Kia Niro PHEV features six-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission) that is active under gas as well as electric power. Some people find that transiting from electric to gas is not a smooth experience while acceleration is also not a seamless process.

Source: Kia