South Trail Kia
If you've ever wished you could have the utility and cargo space of an SUV, sprightly performance, and the fuel economy of a gas-electric hybrid, then head on down to South Trail Kia in Calgary to check out the 2018 Kia Niro. Its cargo space, versatility, and fuel efficiency mean you'll never have to settle for less than you want.
Let's imagine you had the chance to design your own compact SUV. What would you want? How about affordability? The Niro starts at just $24,995, well equipped. Or how about fuel efficiency? The Niro consumes as little as 4.5 L/100km in the city and 4.8 L/100km on the highway, making it the star pupil in the compact hybrid SUV class. And what about utility? The Niro's 635 L (22.4 cu. ft.) cargo area expands to 1,789 L (63 cu. ft.) with the rear seats folded down. There's even a hidden compartment below the cargo floor for your valuables.
With 139 hp and 195 lb. ft. of torque delivered through a six-speed automatic, you'll never be short of oomph. The Niro generates this efficient performance through a parallel hybrid system that combines a lithium-ion battery and a 1.6L gasoline-direct injection engine. At lower speeds, it runs on the battery alone, but when you need extra power the gasoline engine kicks in. Regenerative braking and an electric traction motor recharge the battery while you're driving.
The Niro features great ride quality, yet it doesn't compromise on handling. In fact, the Niro achieves a skid pad grip between 0.82 g (for the L model) and a stunning 0.90 g (for the SX Touring model). Car and Driver calls that "phenomenal." This means you won't feel like you're driving a top-heavy SUV despite the great view from the high, SUV-like driver's seat. Plus, front-wheel drive will help you get through the toughest Calgary winter.
We think the Niro will impress you, but don't just take our word for it. When the Niro was introduced last year, Car and Driver said, "Kia's hybrid utility vehicle could be a breakout hit." BusinessWeek called it "one of the best cars on the market right now." And Wheels.ca declares that the Niro is "ready to prove that Canadians do not have to sacrifice exceptional fuel economy for style and functionality."
Want even more reasons to come check out the 2018 Niro for sale at South Trail Kia in Calgary? A standard backup camera with rear cross-traffic alert helps you in crowded parking lots. Other standard safety features include seven airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), and vehicle stability management (VSM). Optional safety features include a Forward Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Warning, advanced smart cruise control, and front and rear parking assist. An optional automatic emergency breaking system can even bring the Niro to a stop if it senses a potential front-end collision.
If you choose the 2018 Kia Niro (and we're confident that you will), you're covered for the long haul. The Niro comes with Kia's 5-year/100,000km comprehensive warranty, along with 5-year/unlimited km roadside assistance. You're guaranteed to meet Canadian emission regulations for 8 years or 130,000km, and the electric motor components are covered for 8 years and 160,000km.