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Brand New Kia Niro 1.6 GDi Hybrid First Edition 5dr DCT

Available at Business Sales Cars branches
£1410 deposit + VAT
£235 per month+ VAT

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8" touch screen sat nav with TMCAdaptive cruise control
Blind spot monitorBluetooth audio streaming with voice recognition
Colour information displayDrive mode selector
Engine start/stop buttonFront parking sensors
Kia connected servicesLane keep assist
Power SteeringRear cross traffic alert
Rear parking sensorsReversing camera
Trip computerWireless Smartphone charger

Entertainment

8 speakersDAB Radio with MP3
JBL Premium Sound SystemSteering wheel mounted controls
USB/iPod/auxiliary input connections 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlight control systemBody colour bumpers
Chrome beltlineChrome door handles
Chrome grille surroundDriver's side wide angle mirror
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsElectric sunroof
Electric windows one touch open/closeFollow me home headlights
Front fog lightsHeadlight washers
High gloss black door mirrorsLED daytime running lights
LED indicators in door mirrorsLED tail lights
Metallic paintPrivacy glass
Rain sensing front wipersRear spoiler
Rear wiperRoof rails
Xenon headlamps with auto levelling 

Interior Features

10 way electrically adjustable drivers seat12V power in rear centre console
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seatsAluminium pedals
Ambient lightingAssist grips
Centre console storage boxChrome interior door handles
Door armrest in leatherDriver seat memory function
Driver's electric lumbar adjustmentDriver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFront and rear door pockets
Front map light with sunglasses caseFront seatback pocket
Front/rear centre armrestsHeadlining in Light grey
Heated front seatsHeated outer rear seats
Heated steering wheelHeight adjustable headrests
High gloss white steering wheel trimIsofix child seat attachment
Leather trimmed gearshiftLeather trimmed steering wheel
Leather upholsteryLuggage area lamp
Luggage compartment coverLuggage net hooks
Rear armrests with cupholderStainless Steel Scuff Plates
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelVentilated front seats
Ventiliation ducts to rear compartment 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS
Active front headrestsAutomatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Autonomous emergency brakingCurtain airbags
Drivers knee airbagElectronic stability control
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist control (HAC)
Passenger airbag deactivate switchTraction control
Twin front and side airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Anti theft alarm systemDeadlocks
ImmobiliserKeyless entry system
Locking wheel nutsSpeed sensitive auto door locking

Trim

High gloss black centre fasciaHigh gloss white door insert

Wheels

18" alloy wheelsTyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.111CO2 (g/km)101
HC0.028Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.004Particles0.0008
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1580Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)62.8EC Urban (mpg)64.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power139
Based On ID76047Coin DescriptionGDi
Coin SeriesFirst EditionInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %70
NCAP Safety Assist %81Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Special EditionTrue
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)11.1
Engine Power - BHP139Engine Power - KW104
Engine Power - RPM5700Engine Torque - LBS.FT108
Engine Torque - MKG15Engine Torque - NM147
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed101

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1535Height (including roof rails)1545
Length4355Wheelbase2700
Width1835 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1930
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1371Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)373
Max. Loading Weight418Max. Roof Load100
Minimum Kerbweight1512No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Niro

The Kia Niro offers hybrid technology to buyers in the small Crossover segment. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Kia needed a small Juke-style compact Crossover model. And it also wanted a hybrid able to appeal to buyers who can't quite stretch to a Toyota Prius. The Niro smartly packages up both requirements into one potentially appealing product.

Background

For some time, Kia has known that it needed another small Crossover model to slot in below its strong-selling Sportage. Yes, the brand has the Soul range, but that's a little quirky for some tastes and it hasn't proved as attractive to Juke and Captur buyers as the Korean brand would have liked. This Niro still won't take on those kinds of cars in volume sales terms but it's still likely to make quite an impact in this fast-growing segment. Why? Well this is the first hybrid car of this kind and Kia thinks it will appeal not only to Juke folk but also to customers who want a more affordable take on petrol/electric technology.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet lies a 1.6-litre petrol/electric hybrid powerplant of the non-plug-in variety. The petrol unit puts out 104bhp and that's bolstered by a 43.5bhp electric motor mounted on the transmission. Together, the two power units produce 139bhp, with 265Nm of torque available in first gear for rapid acceleration from standstill. As you'd expect from a hybrid, regenerative braking is used to send power back to the battery, but Kia says it's paid special attention to brake feel, reducing the grabby nature that you get from the brakes in other hybrids.a The transmission is the latest version of Kia's 6DCT CVT auto 'box, re-engineered specifically for use with the Niro's advanced hybrid powertrain, delivering a more direct and immediate response - and a more entertaining drive - than a traditional continuously-variable transmission would. The Niro's 6DCT is able to shift gears automatically, while keener drivers can pull the gear lever towards them to put the car into Manual Sports mode and allow manual shifting. A series of measures have been adopted to ensure low levels of noise, vibration and harshness. These include specially-designed asymmetric engine mounts to manage powertrain movements at each point in the front subframe, high density under-bonnet insulation and a sound-deadening acoustic shield with a special support structure to improve the sound of the engine accelerating across the most used range of engine speeds.

Design and Build

The Niro occupies a new space within the brand's model line-up in terms of its size. It's 4,355mm in length, 1,800mm wide and 1,535mm tall, making it smaller overall than the brand's larger Sportage Crossover, though occupying a larger footprint than the cee'd hatchback. There's nothing particularly exciting about the shape but it's likely to chime with buyers in the compact Crossover segment and has a relatively sleek 0.29Cd drag factor. The relatively wide stance is intended to portray stability and a low centre of gravity. With a relatively long bonnet, short overhangs, elevated headlamps and rising shoulder line, the Niro's styling is certainly a break away from more sensible Prius-style hybrid models. The silhouette tapers slightly towards the rear of the vehicle, ending in a subtle rear roof spoiler, elevated tail-lamps and a wide, squared-off rear bumper. Combined with bold wheel arches, the design places greater visual volume over the rear haunches. Inside, the cabin has been designed to give an impression of space and modernity, with a wide dashboard and defined horizontal lines. The Niro follows the most recent Kia models in offering high quality, soft-touch materials throughout the interior. There's decent boot capacity too - 421-litres.

Market and Model

There are four Niro trim grades currently on offer - '1', '2', '3' and 'First Edition'. Pricing starts from around £21,000. All are comprehensively equipped with comfort, luxury, connectivity and driver assistance features. Every version has a Lane Keep Assist System, Hill-start Assist Control, Cruise Control and a Speed Limiter. Every Niro also has a DAB radio and is able to support Bluetooth smartphone connectivity and music streaming. Plus all variants get 16-inch alloy wheels, dual automatic air conditioning, an automatic windscreen de-fogging system, LED daytime running lights and tail lights, a 3.5-inch TFT supervision cluster, all-round electric windows and electric exterior mirror adjustment, USB and AUX ports and a trip computer. Buyers can specify a single-tone cabin, available either in black or dark grey, and upholstered in cloth, cloth and leather or full genuine leather. And there's a choice of seven colours, plus a selection of 16 or 18-inch alloy wheel designs. The Niro is fitted as standard with seven airbags for optimum passive occupant safety, with airbags for driver and front passenger, driver knee, first row side airbags and first and second row curtain airbags. ISOFIX child-seat tether and anchor points are fitted as standard to the second row of seats, to safely secure children.

Cost of Ownership

We should start by saying that this is a conventional hybrid rather than one of the Plug-in variety. Kia can offer this technology - indeed it does so in the larger Optima model - but in order to keep the Niro's price competitive, it isn't currently available here. So, how do the figures stack up? Well, this model's headline efficiency figures can't match those of Toyota's Prius but they're still pretty impressive: 74.3mpg on the combined cycle and 88g/km of CO2. That's achieved using some impressive tech. The Niro uses the a Lithium-Ion Polymer battery that is both compact and powerful - so much so that Kia has been able to do away with a 12v battery in the car. Kia has also developed a Predictive Energy Control system to use navigation data that predicts changes to the road ahead and maximises the efficiency of the hybrid system.a The 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack is the lightest and most efficient pack used by Kia to date, with up to 50% higher energy density and 13% greater energy efficiency than the battery packs found in key rivals. Weighing just 33 kg, the Niro's battery pack - with an advanced power relay - allows the battery to regenerate electrical energy under deceleration.

Summary

Matching hybrid power with Crossover trendiness was always going to make an appealing combination and the Niro delivers exactly that. We're a little disappointed that there are no more affordable conventionally-engined versions but that apart, we like the look of what's on offer here. Not everyone wants the noise, smell and extra expense of a diesel engine. Well if you don't, then here's a way of getting diesel economy with petrol convenience in a fashionable-looking package.

Performance
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Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
60%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

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Monthly payment£235
Deposit£1410
Term (months)36
Contract mileage30000
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