Greenzone Drive Mode introduced in new Kia Niros
The new Kia Niro has been unveiled at the 2021 Seoul Mobility Show, which will be available with HEV, PHEV and EV powertrains from next year.
The new model will also now have 'Greenzone Drive Mode', which automatically transfers the (P)HEV into EV drive mode when driving in certain areas. When in 'green zones' such as residential areas, or nearby schools and hospitals, the vehicle automatically uses electric power based on navigation cues and driving history data. It also recognises a driver's favourite places, including home and office registered in the navigation system as a green zone.
The all-new Kia Niro showcases new recycled materials inside the cabin. The headlining is made from recycled wallpaper, the seats are made from Bio PU with Tencel from eucalyptus leaves, and BTX free paint is used on the door panels to minimise the impact on the environment and reduce waste.
Ho Sung Song, President and CEO of Kia, said: "Kia continues to take steps towards a more sustainable future, inviting everyone to join the movement into the new mobility era. The all-new Kia Niro makes it simple to practice a sustainable lifestyle with its eco-friendly materials, advanced technology and electric powertrains while it also fulfills the practical needs of customers."