2018 Kia Niro Near Watertown, CT

The All-New 2018 Kia Niro Is Available Now at Shaker's Kia in Watertown, CT

Welcome to the all-new Kia Niro. It's the first compact hybrid crossover built from the ground-up with the latest hybrid engine technology that is both fuel-efficient and extremely capable in terms of drivetrain performance. It's also intelligently designed inside and out to meet the needs of today's environmentally-conscious and technology-forward-thinking drivers. Here at Shaker's Kia, we're confident Waterbury area drivers will love this new offering as much as we do.

What's New for 2018?

The base FE trim of the 2018 Niro remains the same this year, but the other three higher trim levels have all gotten additional standard and available features. The LX trim gains the Lane keep Assist System when you opt for the Advanced Technology Package; the EX trim included a standard auto-dimming rearview mirror, a new EX Premium Package featuring content from the Touring trim and 16-inch wheels; the Touring trim now offers standard HID headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 110V inverter, a wireless phone charger, and the following safety features: Lane Keep Assist System, Smart Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, and Autonomous Emergency Braking. Last but certainly not least, there's a new limited-edition trim called the Touring Graphite Edition, complete with a unique Platinum Graphite exterior color, glossy black 18-inch wheels and roof rail, metallic-colored grille, a 10-way power driver's seat with lumbar control, the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, and a Harmon Kardon premium audio system with a subwoofer.

Power and Performance

The all-new Niro is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gas engine mated to a 1.56 kWh lithium ion polymer battery. Together, the combination is good for 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.  Fuel economy is excellent, as one would expect: the Niro is EPA-rated at up to 52 mpg city and 49 mpg highway.

An Interior Designed for Comfort and Space

Even though the Kia Niro is a hybrid, that receives a city/highway combined EPA estimated 50 miles-per-gallon rating, it doesn't mean that comfort or cargo space are left out. The Kia Niro not only gets you to your destination safely and without using a lot of gas, but you, and your passengers, will also enjoy the journey along the way. The available leather seats allow you to sink into the lap of luxury while the heated and ventilated front seats provide you with the warmth or refreshing coolness during those Connecticut bitter cold winters and hot humid summers. A heated steering wheel and Integrated Memory Driver's Seat provide the driver with an even more relaxing experience.

Are you preparing for a beach day at any of the Milford beaches? Need to pack your camping gear for a weekend at Naugatuck State Forest? Or maybe you're heading out on a long road trip? The Kia Niro has enough cargo space for any of these adventures. The 19.4-cubic feet of cargo space can be transformed into 54.50-cubic feet by utilizing the 60/40 split-folding rear seats which allows you to put those long items in your Kia Niro with ease. The available hidden under-floor storage provides you with even more storage options. These compartments are capable of holding emergency items, picnic blankets, the valuables you want to leave in the car as you explore, and much more. A cargo space cover is also available to block out any wandering eyes that want to see what's in the back of your car as they walk by.

Features and Options

The Niro is available in four trims levels, from the base FE up to the fully-loaded Touring edition.

  • The base Niro FE comes with standard features like automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, selectable drive modes, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a rearview camera, a basic four-speaker sound system with a USB port and  60/40-split folding rear seats.
  • The Niro LX adds an array of next-level features, including roof rails, keyless ignition, an underfloor storage tray for the rear cargo area and a rear center armrest with cup holders. Options include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, front fog lights and LED daytime running lights.
  • The Niro EX trim ups the ante with heated front seats, power-folding and heated side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, combination cloth and leather upholstery, an additional USB charger and a blind-spot monitoring system. Options for the EX include a sunroof, LED interior lights, a power driver seat and additional driver assist features like lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
  • The fully-loaded Niro Limited brings 18-inch wheels, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen UVO infotainment system with navigation, HD and satellite radio, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, front and rear parking sensors as well as leather upholstery, a sunroof, driver-seat memory settings, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, LED interior lights, a 110-volt outlet, and a wireless phone charger.

Safety Features

Whether you are driving home from a game at the Municipal Stadium in Waterbury or are returning from a thrilling day at Lake Compounce in Bristol, you want to ensure that you, and your family, are safe. The Kia Niro has been designed from its most elementary stages to provide you with the highest-quality safety features. The Iso-Structure base is created from 50% advanced high-strength steel and put together with unique Kia patented manufacturing methods. To add onto this strong base, there are a multitude of airbags surrounding you and your loved ones as well as front and rear crumple zones and steel beamed doors.

The Kia Niro also includes multiple technological safety features to help alert and prevent collisions and accidents. The Anti-Lock Braking System and Brake Assist System detects when you may need to unexpectedly brake, reduces the amount of skidding that occurs, and will even brake for you it needs to. The Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, and Hill-Start Assist Control Systems help to keep your Kia Niro on the road, even in Connecticut's inclement weather and unforgiving terrain.

Find the All-New Kia Niro Next Door to Waterbury at Shaker's

We're very excited to have the new 2018 Kia Niro here at Shaker's Kia in Watertown, CT, and we have a great selection available to test drive, as well as other eco-conscious models like the Kia Optima Hybrid. We're located at 1230 Main St., and we're easy drive from Waterbury, Bristol, Milford and Naugatuck. Stop in today, or call us at (877) 317-3379 to schedule an appointment.

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