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Brand New Kia Niro 1.6 GDi PHEV 3 5dr DCT

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£1614 initial rental
£269 per month+ VAT

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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
Forward collision avoidance assistFront parking sensors
Kia connected services featuring TomTom liveLane Following Assist (LFA)
Lane keep assistMotor driven power steering
Rear parking sensorsReversing camera
Speed limiterTelematics system with UVO connect services
Trip computer with distance/fuel consumption/average speedWireless 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 rool lampDoor armrest in leather
Driver's electric lumbar adjustmentDriver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFront and rear door storage
Front seatback pocketFront/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
Rear armrests with cupholderSatin finish inner door handles
Steering wheel mounted paddle shiftTilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Under floor storage boxVentiliation ducts to rear compartment

Packs

Towing pack - Niro 

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
Emergency stop signalling systemFront passenger airbag cut-off switch
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist control (HAC)
Traction controlTwin curtain airbags with roll over sensor
Twin front and side airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm system and engine immobiliserDeadlocks
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking with fold away key
Speed sensitive auto door lockingVisible 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
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles30 

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) - Comb31 

Engine and Drive Train

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

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)217.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

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

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power139
Coin DescriptionGDiCoin Series3
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %83NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %57
NCAP Safety Assist %59Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle 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 CycleNEDC Correlated 

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. It's not, perhaps, the kind of car you'd expect from this growing Korean brand but in its own way, it promises to be a very appealing one.

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 34 miles on all-electric power. Sounds promising....

Driving Experience

Not much has changed mechanically with this revised model apart from the adoption of larger rear brakes (and an electronic parking brake). So as, before, 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 Hybrid model (44.5 kW as opposed to 32 kW). The battery and electric motor are paired with the Niro's efficient 1.6-litre 'Kappa' four-cylinder GDI engine, which independently produces 105PS and 147Nm torque. The total power and torque output for the Niro Plug-in Hybrid's powertrain is 141PS and 265Nm, enabling the PHEV derivative to accelerate from rest to 62mph 10.8 seconds (0.7 seconds quicker than the standard Niro). With greater capacity and electric power output, Kia engineers claim a pure-electric WLTP driving range of 30 miles. Inevitably of course, you're going to need to adopt a very relaxed driving style in order to realise that kind of 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.

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. 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 looks quite expensive at around £32,000, which is what you'll pay for the only variant on offer, a '3'-trimmed variant. This upgraded model has been treated to a series of extra active driver-assistive safety technologies. Already available with Adaptive Smart Cruise Control, the upgraded Niro Hybrid is also now offered with additional Stop & Go functionality. Adaptive Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go follows the preceding vehicle and can now bring the Niro to a stop if traffic slows to a halt, bringing the car back up to speed as the car in front moves off. Lane Following Assist is available for the first time too. This technology tracks vehicles in front of the car in traffic and detects road markings to keep the Niro in its lane on the motorway. The system controls acceleration, braking and steering depending on the convoy of vehicles in front, using external sensors to maintain a safe distance, while also assisting the driver change lanes. Lane Following Assist operates between zero and 81mph. 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

This Plug-in Hybrid variant puts out just 31g/km of CO2 (NEDC) and is supposed to be able to return a combined cycle reading of around 201.8mpg (WLTP) - good luck with that. Those figures assume that owners will be making full use of the 30-mile 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. A pricier Prius Plug-in, for example, offers the same rated 30-mile range. Charging a Niro Plug-in Hybrid takes 2hours 15mins using a 3.3 kW AC charger. 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

If you started out wanting to buy a Plug-in Hybrid, you probably weren't expecting to be considering a small Crossover or SUV. Get over it. Here's a contender that does a pretty good job in combining fashion and frugality and it's well worth your consideration if you don't mind paying a little more than you'd expected to for a car of this size, provided you get a lot of technology in return. 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 wishlist that a buyer in this part of the market might have, the Niro PHEV ticks a lot of boxes.

Performance
50%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
60%
Build
70%
Value
50%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

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Monthly payment£269
Initial Rental£1614
Term (months)36
Contract mileage30,000
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