The popular and award-winning Kia Niro compact crossover received several exterior enhancements for its 2020 midcycle refresh, including a redesigned front and rear fascias, new diamond-pattern grille and dual chevron-shaped LED daytime running lights, new fog lamps, and updated projector-type headlights.
The rear faux skid plate is wider and more pronounced, the rear LED combination lights have more technological appeal than previous, and there are new 16-inch and 18-inch wheel designs.
The base LX trim features standard roof rack rails. The new LXS trim includes standard Forward Collision-Avoidance, Blind Spot Collision Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist.
The revised Touring trim includes standard sunroof, redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels, new steering wheel-mounted paddle controls (for shifting in Sport mode, and regen braking in Eco mode) and optional navigation.
Touring Special Edition is a new trim that includes navigation with a new 10.25-inch touchscreen display, leather interior, LED headlamps, black roof rails and choice of either new, unique Solar Orange or Horizon Blue paint with matching interior accents.
Top EX Premium trim gets synthetic leather seats and the new 10.25-inch touchscreen display. Kia Motors America has donated a 2020 Niro EV to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in an effort to raise awareness and increase adoption of alternative fuel vehicles.
The Niro EV will be used by MIT employees and other authorized individuals for university-related purposes and whenever feasible, the Niro EV will also be included in MIT-sponsored
events pertaining to alternative energy or clean energy initiatives.
When the vehicle is not is use, MIT’s Information Systems and Technology Department will park the vehicle in various campus locations, therefore drawing attention to alternative fuel vehicles as a normal course of business.
“Donating a Niro EV to MIT, one of the most revered institutions of higher learning in the country will raise the profile of alternative-use vehicles and draw attention to the important role these vehicles will play in the future of mobility,” said Russell Wager, director, marketing operations, Kia Motors America. “Kia is committed to a sustainable future and has invested $12 billion to develop autonomous and green technologies.”