The next-generation of Kia’s electrified Niro mannequin has been caught, however no phrase but on an Australian launch.

The 2022 Kia Niro has been noticed testing in Europe carrying heavy camouflage.

Though the present Niro has by no means been offered in Australia – regardless of Kia having plans to supply it regionally, regardless of a number of delays– the second-generation Niro seen in these images may need a greater probability of constructing it Down Under.

Based on the ‘J-Eco’ structure shared with the Hyundai Ioniq, the present Niro was first launched in 2016, with the all-electric model arriving in 2018. Despite being launched so lately, Kia is already getting ready its alternative.

The outgoing Niro is a small SUV obtainable with three powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and absolutely electrical – the lattermost obtainable within the e-Niro variant. It’s anticipated the brand new Niro will observe the identical playbook, nevertheless it’s attainable Australia might not get all three choices if the automobile does arrive Down Under.

Despite the heavy camouflage revealing little of the 2022 Niro, we are able to see the rear LED tail-lights resemble the Kia Habaniro idea automotive, first proven in 2019 (pictured on the backside of this story).

While the butterfly doorways, lengthy sweeping windscreen, and shiny pink inside of the Habaniro idea will not be seen on the manufacturing automotive, we are able to anticipate the styling to affect the design route of the brand new Niro.

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In late October 2020, Kia’s boss revealed the Korean automotive firm could be relaunching the model with a deal with electrified autos, with an occasion anticipated in January.

CarAdvice has contacted Kia Australia concerning the potential for the brand new Niro arriving in native showrooms, and this story might be up to date with its response.

The new Kia Niro is anticipated to be unveiled in the course of 2021 for a 2022 launch.