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Kia Niro concept revealed ahead of IAA arrival

 Kia Niro concept revealed ahead of IAA arrival
Kia Niro concept 29.08.2013

To rival the Nissan Juke

Kia has released the first images with the Niro compact crossover concept which will be presented at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

Kia's latest concept hints at an upcoming B-segment contender "ready to take on the urban environment with style and tenacity." In other words, it will serve as a preview for a Nissan Juke competitor which will probably come out in a couple of years.

The styling was penned at the company's design studio in Frankfurt under the direction of Kia Europe chief designer Gregory Guillaume. It was conceived specifically for the European market and will feature a new powertrain. Since the car has a dual exhaust along with several green accents on the front grille, mirrors, brake calipers and other areas, it's safe to say the concept will have a hybrid setup.

Full details will be available on September 10 once the car debuts at IAA.

Source: Kia

Kia has confirmed that its dramatic new European concept, to be unveiled at the 65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt, will be called the Kia Niro.

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 when it is revealed on September 10.  The car was designed at Kia’s Frankfurt design studio – less than a kilometre 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.

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.

Niro’s unveiling in Frankfurt will be used to gauge potential customer response for future showroom models.

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Comments (4)

ScottCampbell
With so many cars that look alike and you need to search for the identifying emblem it is nice some companies take a risk. Even a $200,000 AMG MB looks essentially the same as its $100,000 counterpart. Both the Juke and the Nissan concept really stand out and are great looking!
Aug 30, 2013 1:49 pm
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manual-trans
Not bad at all! I bet you all that the production version will look even nicer than its concept, unlike the MB GLA
Aug 30, 2013 12:15 am
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Kakumbaz
It turns out, in order to compete with the Nis-Juke one has to make a car as ugly as it, or uglier. It's quite unfortunate..
Aug 29, 2013 10:24 pm
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Cale24
Very nice. Good luck with everything, Nissan Juke.
Aug 29, 2013 1:13 pm
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