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This is a guess not a definitive answer.
On our 2019 PHEV Niro in the evening when the lights are turned on in the Niro our gauges and instrument panel lighting has a red tint.
Could this possibly be what they are referring to?

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@Johnxyz , would it be possible to get a picture of that.! i have the same model and probably that i never realized that i have it too! And for the Barry Thing, .!! "♫ ohh darling i, can't get enough...♪ "
lafe005 here is a picture of my backlighting in the 20019 Niro PHEV in the attached file
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I know what it is and how it is used, but the Niro HEV/PHEV doesn't have it. There are many errors in the manual from boilerplate language that doesn't apply to our model to features that they may have been considered in some markets, or that may actually be available in some markets.

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This is from the website features list and was also listed on the window sticker. Not in the manual at all from what I could find.
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I know what it is and how it is used, but the Niro HEV/PHEV doesn't have it. There are many errors in the manual from boilerplate language that doesn't apply to our model to features that they may have been considered in some markets, or that may actually be available in some markets.
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Is mood lighting dependent on age?

Could audio and gauge back lighting be considered mood lighting for a guy with a couple of kids, wife and a start on male pattern baldness who is taking the family out to eat at White Castle?

Just kidding. And not poking fun at anyone but myself- I meet all of the above criteria.
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2019 niro here and there is nothing such as mood lighting...just standard backlight on the console for me but maybe Johnxyz is right and they consider this as moodlight... I did not put barry white on though (I'm more of a mike oldfield moodlight shadow person )
I suspect it is a leftover from an old cut&paste from another model's documentation.

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Asked Kia on Facebook. It's literally just the red glow on the buttons/switches/ports when the headlights are on. Would be cooler if the screens also had a red theme, otherwise it's just the color that the buttons are vs mood lighting.
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Asked Kia on Facebook. It's literally just the red glow on the buttons/switches/ports when the headlights are on. Would be cooler if the screens also had a red theme, otherwise it's just the color that the buttons are vs mood lighting.
Wow. Talk about overselling a standard feature. All cars have lit controls when itís dark.

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Asked Kia on Facebook. It's literally just the red glow on the buttons/switches/ports when the headlights are on. Would be cooler if the screens also had a red theme, otherwise it's just the color that the buttons are vs mood lighting.
Yeah, that's just standard control backlighting. Sheesh!

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If lighting is to be mood lighting it requires a change of color. Accent lights do not require a change of color. Backlights for buttons are not mood lighting. I think the FB poster is just wrong. Just like the manual often is.

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