Kia Niro wins Red Dot Award
The Kia Niro comes with the choice of three electrified powertrains: battery-electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid. In line with the eco-friendly driving choices, all three variations also feature eco-friendly interior materials, ranging from recycled wallpaper in the headline, VOC-free paint in the door panels, and PU vegan leather seat coverings, made from Tencel from Eucalyptus trees. In addition, the cargo screen contains 75 per cent recycled fibres.
The Red Dot Design Award is one of the most highly sought-after seals of design quality. Each year, a jury of international experts examine the submissions for design quality and degree of innovation.
This achievement comes after a long line of design award wins by Kia. The latest success by the Niro Plug-in Hybrid marks the 28th Red Dot awarded to a Kia model since 2009. Last year, the all-new EV6 was crowned 'Best of the Best' for its pioneering and forward-looking design, and in 2021, the Kia Sorento also won the Red Dot Award for its product design.
Kia vehicles aren't the only Kia products to reap design accolades in recent years. In 2022, the company's 'Moving Inspiration Project,' a design installation highlighting the company's brand philosophy in Italy, was also awarded a Red Dot Design Award. These awards demonstrate the company's continued ability to create exceptional products that push the boundaries of design excellence.