TTAC Rewind: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid
Today's TTAC Rewind for your Sunday afternoon perusal takes a few years back to 2017.
It was a short half-decade ago when Mark Stevenson wrote up a first drive on the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid. Give it a look -- especially for the MTV-inspired lede.
[Image: Mark Stevenson/Kia]
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On a day in 2018 in which I test drove a Stelvio, Bolt EV, and Niro, The Niro was the clear winner for me. It was efficient, affordable, well laid-out, and roomy, with tidy dimensions and great utility.
My one concern was the 1st-gen uses a DCT which I think was still a dry clutch design. I wonder how they are faring in the wild. After further cross-shopping a Model 3 as well, I ended up with the Ioniq EV.