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Brand New Kia Niro 1.6 GDi PHEV 3 5dr DCT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" Touch screen satellite navigation with european mapping and traffic messaging channelAdaptive smart cruise control function (SCC) with stop and go
Apple car play/Android Auto with voice controlDigital clock
Drive mode selectorDriver attention warning
Emergency stop signalling systemForward collision avoidance assist
Front parking sensorsKia connected services featuring TomTom live
Lane Following Assist (LFA)Lane keep assist
Motor driven power steeringRear parking sensors
Reversing cameraSpeed limiter
Telematics system with UVO connect servicesTrip computer with distance/fuel consumption/average speed
Wireless Smartphone charger 

Entertainment

'Shark fin' mobile antenna4.2" supervision cluster with TFT colour display
6 speakersBluetooth with music streaming
DAB Radio with MP3Steering wheel mounted controls
USB connection located in centre consoleUSB port

Exterior Features

All round electric windows with drivers and front passenger auto up/down functionAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic defog systemAutomatic headlight control system
Black side sillsBody colour bumpers
Body coloured/high gloss door mirrorsChrome beltline mouldings
Chrome door handlesDriver's side wide angle mirror
Electrically folding/adjustable/heated door mirrors with LED indicatorsLED daytime running lights
LED fog lightsLED rear combination lights
Manual headlight levellingMatt black radiator grille
Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgateProjector headlamps
Rain sensing front wipersRear spoiler
Rear wiperRoof rails
Solar glassWelcome and follow-me home light functionality
Wheel arch mouldings 

Interior Features

3 x passenger assist grips60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
8 way electric adjustable drivers seatAll-round height adjustable headrests
Aluminium door scuff platesCentre console storage box
Centre room lampCupholders in rear armrest
Door armrest in leatherDriver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Drivers seat power lumbar supportDual zone automatic air conditioning
Front and rear door storageFront/rear centre armrests
Headlining in Light greyHeated front seats
Heated steering wheelHigh gloss black lower console trim
High gloss black steering wheel trimIlluminated ignition key hole
Interior door lock/unlock functionISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
Leather trimmed gearshiftLeather trimmed steering wheel
Leather upholsteryLuggage area lamp
Luggage compartment coverLuggage net hooks
Overhead console lamp with sunglasses casePassenger seat height adjuster
Satin finish inner door handlesSeatback pocket - driver
Seatback pocket - front passengerSteering wheel mounted paddle shift
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelUnder floor storage box
Ventiliation ducts to rear compartment 

Packs

Towing pack - Niro 

Passive Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impactDrivers knee airbag
Electric parking brake with auto hold functionElectronic stability control
Front passenger airbag cut-off switchHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)Traction control
Twin curtain airbags with roll over sensorTwin front and side airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Alarm system and engine immobiliserDeadlocks
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking with fold away key
Visible vehicle identification number 

Trim

High gloss black centre fasciaHigh gloss black door inserts

Wheels

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

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh8.9Battery Charge Slow kW3.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)135
Battery TypeLithium-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb48WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb30

Emissions - ICE

CO0.075CO2 (g/km)29
HC0.025Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.008Particles0.0001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb31WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max31
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min31 

Engine and Drive Train

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

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.4WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb201.8

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power139Coin DescriptionGDi
Coin Series3Generation Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %70NCAP Safety Assist %81
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)10.4
Engine Power - BHP139Engine Power - KW104
Engine Power - RPM5700Engine Torque - LBS.FT195
Engine Torque - MKG27Engine Torque - NM265
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed107

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/60 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1535Height (including roof rails)1545
Length4355Wheelbase2700
Width1805 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)43Gross Vehicle Weight2000
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1322Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)324
Max. Loading Weight406Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Minimum Kerbweight1594
No. 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 PHEV

Could the Plug-in hybrid PHEV version of the Kia Niro be the one to have? Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the revised version.

Ten Second Review

Kia reckons that this Niro PHEV Plug-in hybrid model offers the best of both worlds, combining fashionable 'Crossover' looks with exemplary hybrid efficiency. If you're wanting to join the EV revolution but aren't quite ready for a full-battery-powered contender and need a family hatch-sized model with this kind of tech, it could be worth a look.

Background

Kia is becoming a strong player in the plug-in hybrid segment. In 2016, it launched a PHEV version of its mid-sized Optima model and it followed that up a year later with this car, a plug-in version of its Niro crossover model. Under the skin, this car shares its technology with the Hyundai IONIQ, which means it's very advanced indeed. Like the IONIQ, the Niro is available with hybrid, all-electric and PHEV drivetrains. With this PHEV, you get an efficient 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine mated to an 8.9kWh battery able, when fully charged, to take this car over 36 miles on all-electric power. Sounds promising..

Driving Experience

At the heart of the Niro's plug-in powertrain is a high-capacity 8.9 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, growing in size from the 1.56 kWh battery pack found in the normal Niro Hybrid. The PHEV variant's battery pack is paired with a more powerful 44.5 kW electric motor than you get in the ordinary self-charging Hybrid model (which has a 32 kW motor). The battery and electric motor are paired with the Niro's efficient 1.6-litre 'Kappa' four-cylinder GDI 105PS engine, producing a total system power and torque output of 141PS and 265Nm. This enables the PHEV derivative to accelerate from rest to 62mph 10.4 seconds (0.7 seconds quicker than the standard Niro) en route to 107mph. More significantly, Kia engineers claim a pure-electric WLTP driving range of 36 miles. That's if you stay in the more frugal of the two provided 'Drive Mode Select' settings - 'Eco'; the other is 'Normal'. An EV button by the gearstick allows you to stay in all-electric mode if there's enough battery charge to do so. Inevitably of course, you're also going to need to adopt a very relaxed driving style in order to realise the claimed all-electric range figure, but this Kia's whole demeanour encourages that anyway. As do assorted dials and gauges that include an 'energy flow meter' in the instrument binnacle and various diagrammatic graphics on the centre dash infotainment screen. If you really must push things along and use the full output that engine and electric motor can together provide, you'll find that like most hybrids, this one doesn't take particularly kindly to being hustled along. But at least it responds pretty smoothly to your right foot. Certainly more so than some PHEV models that use belt-driven CVT auto transmission. This Plug-in hybrid auto (all PHEVs are autos) uses a proper transmission with real cogs, a 6DCT set-up that includes a Manual Sports driving mode.

Design and Build

We're not sure if Kia's designers in Korea and California deliberately set out to blur the boundaries with this design between Focus-style family hatch and 'Juke'-style small Crossover. That's certainly the kind of look we've ended up with here. You might not immediately pigeon-hole this Niro as any kind of Crossover or SUV, but Kia is keen that you should look a little closer and pick out the detail features that would usually identify more lifestyle-orientated models of the Juke-genre. The exterior and interior design of this PHEV Niro variant has been adapted to differentiate it from the ordinary Hybrid version. Exterior alterations include a satin chrome grille surround, as well as special chrome brightwork with a clean metallic-blue finish, applied to thin 'blades' in the front and rear bumpers. Boot space falls with this Plug-in version though - from 427-litres in the standard Hybrid to 324-litres here. The Plug-in Hybrid model is available with 16-inch alloy wheels as well as full-LED headlamps and dedicated 'Eco Plug-in' badging. Changes to this revised model include smarter bumpers and a redesign for the front and rear lights. Inside, the cabin of this revised model features better quality materials, with greater use of soft-touch materials and an upgraded 10.25-inch widescreen centre-dash infotainment screen on the plusher '3'-spec variant. There's a TFT screen for the instrument cluster too. The centre screen uses Kia's new UVO CONNECT telematics system. UVO CONNECT features a new Kia Live system, which uses its own SIM card to retrieve and update live data.

Market and Model

Now that the government no longer incentivises the purchase of plug-in hybrid models, the Niro PHEV is hardly inexpensive, priced from just over £30,000 in base '2'-spec form and costing around £32,000 in the plusher '3'-spec guise. To give you some price perspective, an equivalently-specced self-charging Hybrid version of this car would save you around £5,000. And the least expensive 39kWh version of the full-electric e-Niro would (after deduction of the available government Plug-in Car Grant) cost around the same as a '2'-spec Niro PHEV. At least you get plenty of kit with a Niro PHEV, even the least expensive '2'-spec variant. With this derivative, you can expect to find 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, auto headlamps and wipers and rear parking sensors. While inside, there's dual-zone air conditioning, a reversing camera, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a TFT instrument binnacle screen. The Niro continues to be offered with a comprehensive suite of active safety technologies. Depending on specification, these include Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist, Blind-spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning and Intelligent Speed Limit Warning.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the WLTP-rated efficiency figures. This Plug-in Hybrid Niro model puts out just 31g/km of CO2 and is supposed to be able to return a combined cycle reading of around 201.8mpg - good luck with that. Those figures assume that owners will be making full use of the 36-mile WLTP-rated driving range potential provided by this variant's 8.9 kWh battery. That's about the same distance as you can go in some other rival Plug-in models, but improves on the readings of a few of them. A pricier Prius Plug-in, for example, offers a WLTP-rated 30-mile range. As with all Kias, this Niro is covered by a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty that's longer than any other car in the same class. This includes the battery and all of the parts that make up the hybrid power system. On to residual values, predicted to see this Niro retain between 56 and 58% of its original price when it reaches the three-year old and 12,000-mile mark.

Summary

Here's a relatively affordable PHEV compact segment contender that does a pretty good job in combining fashion and frugality and is well worth your consideration if you don't mind paying a little more than you'd expected to for a car of this size. You certainly get a lot of technology in return. No, it's not very exciting to drive - but then, name us a small Crossover or Hybrid model that is. And we're not quite sure if it's made up its mind whether it's a family hatch or a Crossover; as with any blended concoption, there's an element of styling compromise here. But if you don't mind that, you'll probably appreciate this Kia's attributes; it's comfortable, spacious and well equipped and overall, will almost certainly work out cheaper to run than a comparable diesel alternative. Overall, this is a car that delivers on Kia's promise to develop its products with quality and segment-leading technology. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll be right for you, but there's no doubt of one thing: in terms of the kind of wish list that a buyer in this part of the market might have, this Niro PHEV ticks a lot of boxes.

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Economy
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Depreciation
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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£375
Deposit£5834.22
Term (months)24
Cash price£28,995
Credit amount£23,160.78
Guaranteed future value£14,160.78
Total amount payable£28,995
Contract mileage16,000
Excess mileage charge7.5p per mile
Representative APR0%
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** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.