Kia Niro Wins 2500 Pre-Orders In Only 10 Days (South Korea)

Kia Niro on sale in South Korea

New Kia hybrid crossover has got off to a good start at home.

The Kia Niro is now available for sale in Korea, and you can get a great look at it by perusing the pictures we have posted here.

It’s a little early in the game to really talk about how well the new hybrid crossover will perform in the South Korean market, but early indications are that it is going to generate some real interest.

Over the course of the first 10 days, Kia Motors Korea received 2,500 pre-orders for the Niro hybrid.

While that number may not seem spectacular, you have to remember that Korea is a place where the hybrid and all-electric market has yet to be embraced.

White Kia Niro at a dealer store in South Korea

Kia Niro Dealer

Reports indicate that it is younger male people who are interested in the Kia Niro 2017, as 50% of the orders came from consumers in the 20-30 age range, while 75% were from males.

This is a very solid start for Kia, as they are looking to sell 18,000 units in the domestic market this year, and another 40,000 units worldwide.

Interest in the Niro hybrid probably comes due to a couple of key elements, the first of which is that it is expected to have the best fuel economy figures in the country (among the compact SUVs).

It also helps that a government grant for buyers will make the vehicle available for anywhere between $19,300, and $24,000, depending on the model and powertrain being purchased.

This looks as though it is going to be a hybrid vehicle that easily meets the sales projections set by Kia.

(Photo source: bobaedream)


  1. Denis says:

    very interesting pricing!

  2. Dennis says:

    I keep looking for a statement that the Niro will have an AWD option but no luck so far. Anyone else heard?
    Audi, the Quattro king, has dropped the AWD option several times, unfortunately, with some TT’s and the eTron, so there is automotive precedent.

  3. himi says:

    No plans for the Niro AWD at this point…

  4. Ainnem Agon says:

    2500 units is more then all Kia cars sold here in Brazil per month…

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