Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: Kia Niro Concept image

The Kia Niro Concept compact crossover has been officially presented to the public, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Kia has been planning a B-segment crossover for a lot of time, a competitor for the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Opel / Vauxhall Mokka, Chevrolet Trax, Ford EcoSport or Peugeot 2008, but the model is getting closer and closer to a final production version. But until the new B-segment crossover will become available to its future customers, Kia is currently testing the water with a concept variant of the model, named the Niro.

The Kia Niro Concept stands at 4,185 mm in length, 1,850 mm in width and 1,558 mm in height, riding on a 2,590 mm wheelbase and sitting on 20-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in 225/40 tires. There is a 2+2 seating layout but the final production version of the model is expected to be able to carry 5 people. The Niro Concept has also received butterfly doors, adjustable pedal box and aluminum inserts, in the cabin.

The model in question is also fitted with a flat bottomed steering wheel, wrapped in leather, a super vision digital instrument binnacle, touch sensitive panels for the infotainment and computer functions, Bluetooth, satellite navigation system and more. Power to the Kia Niro Concept is being provided by a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine, which is good for 160 HP (118 kW), sent to the front wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, backed up by a 45 HP (33 kW) electric motor, which is powering the rear wheels.