Kia’s sustainability movement is driven through the Niro’s low emission output which now incorporates advanced technology to provide peace of mind for fleet customers.
Kia Australia’s General Manager of Fleet, Chris Forbes said safety advancements in the Niro are the kind of qualities that fleets look for.
“It is no secret that safety is a priority for fleets around Australia,” said Forbes.
“Now more than ever, fleets are actively looking for vehicles which are not only efficient, but those which provide an edge in terms of safety, and the 5-star ANCAP Kia Niro HEV ticks all the boxes in that regard.”
Active safety systems include Autonomous Emergency Braking for vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist using the front view camera and front radar to identify collision potential. As a result, it will then give an audio-visual warning to the driver and brake to avoid or minimise a collision.
Additional to Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane Follow Assist (LFA) helps the vehicle remain in the centre of the lane by monitoring the lane markers and tracking the path of vehicle in front when lane markers aren’t visible.
Also included are Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Alert (RCTA) on the Sport variant while Parking Distance Warning Reverse, Rear View Camera (with Dynamic Guidelines), Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Driver Attention Alert and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) are standard across the HEV S and Sport variants.
Inside the cabin there are seven airbags providing protection for the driver and passengers. The driver and front passenger airbags are depowered to provide maximum protection with minimum risk of injury. These features culminate in the Kia Niro Hybrid being awarded a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.