Kia Niro

Kia Niro

The 2022 Kia Niro is a compact SUV, similar in size to a Nissan Qashqai, but sitting a little lower, it is 45mm longer (20mm contributed by the wheelbase) and 20mm wider than the previous version and has a modern, stylish design. The Niro has ample room for four adults, the front seats provide plenty of side bolstering and are firm enough for longer journeys. The 451 litre boot is uniform in shape and has a height-adjustable floor as standard, as well as a foldable parcel shelf that takes up very little space when not in use.

 

The 139 brake horse power 1.6 litre petrol is a 6 speed dual clutch Automatic full hybrid, the 1.32kWh lithium-ion battery is recharged by the engine running and braking, the car can only run on electric power alone for short distances at low speed but it performs well, the 0-62 time is 10.4 seconds and claimed economy a whopping 64.2 miles per gallon and as a bonus the braked tow weight of 1300kg makes it an option for medium sized caravans. The only trim line on the Scheme is the entry level ‘2’ thankfully it is very generous, 8 inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4.2 inch screen between the digital dials, forward collision avoidance, rear parking sensors and camera, roof rails, cruise control and pre wiring for a tow bar to be fitted.

The sole car to the Scheme is the 1.6 hybrid in ‘2’ trim at £999 Advance Payment.