So the design of The Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid has an award. It’s most noteworthy been recognized with a Red Dot Design Award. It’s an award in the category of “Product Design.”


For the award is also a testament. Especially to Kia’s commitment. For that’s  to designing innovative and most importantly high-quality vehicles. Those that meet the needs of its customers. All the while also staying at the forefront. I mean of cutting-edge design.

Eco Choices 

For this model stands out for embodying ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy. Moreover a unique use of eco-friendly interior materials

The Niro Plug-in Hybrid features an emotional yet rational design aesthetic. For that’s guided by Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy. The purposeful and head-turning look. I mean it was also designed to inspire movement.


Notable features include contemporary-looking angular ‘Heartbeat’ daytime running lights (DRLs). In addition, a distinctive Aero C-Pillar. Also, a bold skid plate. Finally and cladding.  For this is all to enhance the electrified CUV’s rugged stance. This is combined with the latest evolution of Kia’s signature Tiger Face. For the model embodies a distinctly Kia design.

Design Kia award for Niro

Drive Choices

For the Kia Niro is also available as a hybrid. Yet it also is available in battery-electric powertrains.

I mean, the Kia Niro comes with the choice of three electrified powertrains. For that’s full-electric, hybrid, and also a plug-in hybrid.


Most notably and in line with the eco-friendly driving choices are Kia’s options. For most notably there are three variations; featuring eco-friendly interior materials. I mean that’s ranging from recycled wallpaper. For that’s in the headline. To VOC-free paint. For that’s in the door panels. Moreover and PU vegan leather seat coverings. I mean even an option to be made from Tencel. For that’s from Eucalyptus trees.


As well and in addition, the cargo screen. For it contains 75 per cent recycled fibres. 

Sought after for Design

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. That’s for design quality. Moreover 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’. That’s for its pioneering and forward-looking design in 2021.

Kia Niro design award

Kia vehicles aren’t the only Kia products to reap design accolades in recent years. In 2022, the company’s ‘Moving Inspiration Project’.  For it’s a design installation. One that’s highlighting the company’s brand philosophy in Italy. Now also that was also awarded a Red Dot Design Award. I mean these awards demonstrate the company’s continued ability to create exceptional products. Especially those that push the boundaries. Exceptionally of design excellence.

Source: Kia Corporation – Kia (

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