|Kia has affirmed that the Niro Concept would join the new Soul and latest Kia variants as major exhibits for the 65th IAA Frankfurt Motor show from 10 September. The Kia Niro is expected to be a variant for the European market.|
Apart from the Niro and Soul, Kia would also display the Picanto LPG, an upgraded Kia Optima and the Urban Concept. The new Kia Soul is inspired by the 2012 Kia Track’ster concept and introduces a thoroughly fresh, more grown-up appearance without losing its individualistic edge. The compact is slated to go on sale across Europe in early spring, when the range’s specifications are confirmed.
The Kia Niro hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the urban environment with style and tenacity, and will preview an innovative new powertrain. The car was designed at Kia’s Frankfurt design studio – less than a kilometer away from the IAA – under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer Europe.
Accepting any challenge that the assured modern motorist may throw at it, Niro combines a mischievous character in a clearly robust and substantial yet stylish bodyshape featuring a mix of contrasting materials – including stainless steel elements – in compact, purposeful dimensions. Check out those ‘gullwing’ doors!
Born out of Kia’s determination to seek new compact-car options for the individualistic and demanding driver for whom size is an issue, Niro features intriguing elements not always associated with smaller cars and has been created in Europe with European tastes and expectations very much in mind.
Globally, Kia Motor churns out 2.7 million vehicles a year at its nine manufacturing and assembly plants in five countries. The Korean auto manufacturers has a huge network of distributors and dealers in over 150 countries. Kia Motor is a major sponsor for the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of FIFA, the World Cup.