The Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid has just been awarded a Red Dot Design Award in the Product Design category, making it the 28th Kia model to receive this coveted honor since 2009. This accolade is a testament to Kia's commitment to designing top-notch, innovative vehicles that meet customer needs and push the boundaries of cutting-edge design.
The Niro Plug-in Hybrid's attractive yet practical design aesthetic is driven by Kia's 'Opposites United' design philosophy. Its modern, angular 'Heartbeat' daytime running lights, unique Aero C-pillar, and bold cladding convey an electrified CUV's rugged stance, while the latest iteration of Kia's 'Tiger Face' signature grill lends the vehicle its unmistakable Kia identity.
What sets the Kia Niro apart is its selection of three electrified powertrains - electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid. Furthermore, all three models come equipped with eco-friendly materials, including VOC-free paint, recycled wallpaper, and vegan leather upholstery made from Tencel derived from Eucalyptus trees. Even the load edge contains recycled fibers.
Sjoerd Knipping expressed his excitement about the award, saying, "We are thrilled to receive this award for the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid. This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our design and engineering teams, as well as the winning nature of our guiding philosophy, 'Opposites United.' We are honored to be recognized by the Red Dot Design Award for our efforts and we look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of car design."
The Red Dot Design Award is widely considered one of the most prestigious quality stamps in the design industry. Its jury of international experts evaluates submissions based on design quality and degree of innovation. Kia's success at the Red Dot Design Awards is a testament to the brand's unwavering commitment to producing exceptional products that go beyond the norm and provide customers with outstanding value.
Kia's recent win of the Red Dot Design Award for the Niro Plug-in Hybrid is a testament to the brand's commitment to innovative design, sustainable materials, and exceptional customer experience. Kia has once again proven that it is a leader in the car industry, and we can't wait to witness what the future holds for this innovative brand.