Watch the Live Reveal of the Kia Niro Hybrid at the Chicago Show

Think the Chicago auto show is all about trucks and SUVs? Think again. Kia plans to show off its eco-friendly Niro hybrid on Thursday. The Niro will be Kia’s first dedicated-hybrid vehicle, and it aims to take on the likes of the Toyota Prius
We had the opportunity to drive a prototype Kia Niro hybrid earlier this year, and found that the car points toward a promising new hybrid model. Though we’ll have more details when the car is fully revealed in Chicago, the Kia Niro prototype we drove married a 103-hp, 1.6-liter inline-four gasoline engine with a 32-kWh electric motor and a 1.56-kWh lithium-ion battery. Kia expects the Niro to achieve as much as 50 mpg combined when it reaches our shores.
Kia Niro HUV Hybrid Teaser Front

Kia Niro teaser image.

Kia Motors America has partnered with TEN: The Enthusiast Network to offer live streaming of today’s Chicago Auto Show press conference. The Windy City is the backdrop for the global unveiling of the all-new Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV). Joining the Niro on stage will be the completely redesigned Optima Hybrid along with the Optima Plug-in Hybrid.

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