Kia Niro: The components of hybrid vehicle / Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS)

The Virtual Engine Sound System generates an engine sound for pedestrians to hear vehicle while at low speeds in EV mode.

Hybrid battery air intake

The hybrid battery air intake is located on bottom the rear seats. The air intake cools down the hybrid battery. When the hybrid battery air intake is blocked, the hybrid battery may be overheated. Do not obstruct the air intake with any other objects.

WARNING - Air Intake

Some Special Features of the Hybrid Vehicle
Hybrid vehicles sound different than gasoline engine vehicles. When the hybrid system operates, you may hear a sound from the hybrid battery system behind the rear seat. If you apply the accelerat ...

If An Accident Occurs
Avoid the engine compartment. Avoid any orange or high voltage wires, cables, or components. Assume that a high voltage component is exposed and move away from the vehicle as promptly as pos ...

Other information:

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Emergency towing
■ Front ■ Rear If towing is necessary, we recommend you to have it done by an authorized Kia dealer or a commercial tow truck service. If towing service is not available in an emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed using a cable or chain secured to the emergency towing hook ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: General information
High Voltage System Motor Type Permanent magnet synchronous motor Max. Output (kW) 32 Max Torque (Nm) 170 HPCU Inverter Input Voltage(V) 200 ~ 3 ...

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