The Kia Niro concept.
The Kia Niro concept.

Kia reveals Niro concept to be launched at Frankfurt

KIA keeps turning out stunning vehicles. The latest concept is the Niro, which will be unveiled at next month's motor show in Frankfurt.

The Kia Niro hints at a possible future compact contender which is skewed toward the urban environment. That could see it pitched against the likes of Holden's Trax, the upcoming Nissan Juke and Ford's EcoSport. 

Powertrain information will be available when it is revealed on September 10. 

The car was designed at Kia's Frankfurt design studio - less than a kilometre away from where the September motor show will be held - under the direction of Gregory Guillaume, chief designer Europe.

It's one awesome looking vehicle, with curved SUV-cum-coupe lines sitting on big five-spoke alloys and low-profile rubber. The Niro even has front-hinged gullwing doors. 

Accepting any challenge that the assured modern motorist may throw at it, Kia says the Niro "combines a mischievous character in a clearly robust and substantial yet stylish bodyshape featuring a mix of contrasting materials - including stainless steel elements - in compact, purposeful dimensions".

Kia will use the Niro's unveiling in Frankfurt to gauge potential customer response for future showroom models.