Kia Niro Hybrid

Kia Niro – almost an SUV

Kia Niro Hybrid

The Kia Niro is the sister car to the Hynudai Ioniq hybrid. As apposed to the saloon shape of the Ioniq, the Niro is a compact crossover, shorter and lower than the Kia Sportage but with a 30mm longer wheelbase to allow for more room in the rear. A large tailgate opening and low loading lip mean it’s easy to make the most of the Niro’s 427-litre boot space. The Niro hybrid comes with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, a 1.6-litre petrol 4-cylinder engine, and an electric motor capable of producing 43 hp. Combined, it makes 139bhp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Kia have removed the basic trim 1 and now the trim lines run ‘2’ – ‘4’

Niro ‘2’

  • – 7″ Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping
  • – Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom®
  • – Roof Rails
  • – Reversing Camera System
  • – Rear Parking Sensors
  • – Android Auto Connectivity
  • – 4.2″ Supervision Cluster with TFT Colour Display
  • – Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
  • – LED Rear Tail Lights
  • – LED Daytime Running Lights

Niro ‘3’

  • – 18” Alloy Wheels
  • – 8″ Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping
  • – 8-speaker JBL® Premium Sound System
  • – Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom®
  • – Black Leather Upholstery
  • – Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • – Heated Front Seats
  • – Heated Steering Wheel
  • – Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
  • – Roof Rails

Niro ‘4’

  • – Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System
  • – Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • – Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • – Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • – Driver Power Memory Adjustable Seat
  • – Bi-Xenon Headlights
  • – Black Leather Upholstery

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Kia Niro Hybrid ‘2’ Automatic  –   £349  Advance Payment (£63.38 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Kia Niro Hybrid ‘3’ Automatic  –   £849  Advance Payment (£66.74 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Kia Niro Hybrid ‘4’ Automatic  –   £1399  Advance Payment (£314 wpms)

 

Kia Niro PHEV

Kia Niro PHEV

The Niro PHEV has an 8.9kWh lithium-polymer battery teamed with a 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine. It’ll charge from empty in just over two hours, and should do up to 36 miles on electric power alone (claimed). But even when the batteries are depleted, the car operates as a mild hybrid and claims up to 67.3mpg. The gearbox is a six speed twin clutch and while the 0-62 time is a respectable 10.8 seconds it lacks the punch of the Optima. Based on the ‘3’ trim the Niro is not laden with luxuries but it does have an 8 inch touchscreen with navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and adaptive cruise control. The price does seem a little high, we could not justify the extra Advance Payment over the non plugin car.

 Autumn Best Buy – Kia Niro 1.6 litre petrol Plugin Hybrid  Automatic  –  £3699 Advance Payment (£2614 wpms)