Kia Niro Hybrid / PHEV

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 382 litre boot space. The Niro hybrid comes with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, a 1.6-litre petrol 4-cylinder engine, and a small 1.56 kWh battery that is charged by the engine and regenetitive means, a self charging hybrid. Combined, it makes 139bhp and 195 lb-ft of torque and can return a claimed 55.5 miles per gallon.

Niro ‘2’

  • 16 inch alloy wheels
  • 8″ Touchscreen Display + Radio + DAB
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Roof Rails
  • Reversing Camera System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • LED Rear Tail Lights

Niro ‘3’

  • 18” Alloy Wheels
  • 10.25″ Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping
  • Black Leather Upholstery
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Heated Front Seats /Steering Wheel
  • Wireless Mobile charging

Niro ‘4’

  • – 8-speaker Premium Sound System
  • – Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System
  • – 7″ Supervision Cluster with TFT LCD Colour Display
  • – Single Tilting & Sliding Power (One Touch) Sunroof
  • – Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • – Driver Power Memory Adjustable Seat
  • – LED Headlights with Bi-Function Projection
  • – Heated & Ventilated Front Seats + Heated Outer Rear Seats

Autumn Best Buy – Kia Niro Hybrid ‘2’ Automatic  –   Nil  Advance Payment (£62.81 wpms)

Autumn Best Buy – Kia Niro Hybrid ‘3’ Automatic  –   £999  Advance Payment (£68.35 +£146.26 wpms)

Autumn Best Buy– Kia Niro Hybrid ‘4’ Automatic  –   £1599  Advance Payment (£486.84 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 offers an electric only range of 30 miles according to Kia and 22 miles in reality. But even when the batteries are depleted, the car operates as a mild hybrid and claims up to 55.4 mpg. The gearbox is a six speed twin clutch and while the 0-62 time is a respectable 10.4 seconds but it lacks the punch of the larger Optima. Based on the ‘3’ trim (but 16 inch wheels in place of 18 inch) the Niro is well appointed, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to the 10.25 inch touchscreen and adaptive cruise control. The Extra battery does take a chunk out of the boot capacity reducing it from 382 litres to 324 for the PHEV. The price is excellent and over £3000 cheaper than the last time the Niro PHEV was on the Scheme in Quarter 1 2019.

Autumn Best Buy – Kia Niro 1.6 litre petrol Plugin Hybrid  Automatic  –  £699 Advance Payment (£67.33 wpms)