Imagine your CEO stands up in front of the world and bravely declares: "by 2020, we will reduce the average CO2 emissions of our range by 25 per cent." What do you do? If you work for most car companies, you’ll probably be forced to hunt through your existing range to find something into which you can shoehorn an electric motor and a stack of batteries. Kia's engineers, however, decided to do it differently. The result is the Niro.
Kia used the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to show off two new models - the Kia Niro and Optima Sportswagon - as well as announce their new plug-in hybrid powertrain.