You're right.Well Kia never really did say they were coming out with an AWD version and I can understand why they chose to sacrifice it. Bottom line, AWD adds weight and costs more and that would reduce the Niro fuel economy ratings but I was still hoping for an AWD version.
Maybe we'll see the plug-in hybrid version of the Niro come out with an AWD variant. Who knows at this point but I'll wait a bit and see, I usually wait around 1 year after a model's initial release before purchasing anyways. Gives the manufacturer time to find bugs and fix them. I'm willing to wait.
haha that's true!AWD does give you better traction on a slick or slippery surface or when your wheels are stuck but modern technology is reducing the performance gap between FWD and AWD.
Don't see a problem if the Niro comes with traction control and stability control and I'm sure ABS will be available too. Add a nice set of wheels and you won't even miss AWD.
That sucks. What did you end up getting then if the HR-V didn't offer what it was suppose to come with.As long as Kia don't do what Honda did. I was interested in the HR-V when it came out and I didn't want AWD. Honda only shipped AWD to the northeast. Would been a real pain to get FWD model. But it turned out that the HR-V did not to get the mpg's I wanted and what they were saying it would.
The Niro is indeed coming out and AWD isn't that important in winter. The right tires, snow tires, are what matter. It's what gets you going from a stand still and what brings you to a stop safely. Lots of people get by just fine in the worst of winter weather conditions in FWD and RWD vehicles.Yes. If they the Niro does ever come out then I would definitely get the AWD variant. Only because of the crazy weather in Canada and still snowing in APRIL!!
Well MPG numbers being off by that little won't be a negative factor for me, I'll be satisfied with it too. Nothing is perfect.
Anyone else heard about the production date ?? or any updates?