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Brand New Kia Niro 150kW 3 64kWh 5dr Auto

£1992.48 Initial rental
£332.08 Per month + VAT

Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" Supervision colour cluster display10.25" touchscreen satellite navigation
Apple car play/Android Auto with voice controlBlind spot collision avoidance assist
Charging indicator on dashboardDigital clock
Drive mode select (Eco, normal, sport, snow)E-call
Emergency stop signalling systemForward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) 1.5 - City/Pedestrian/Cyclist/Junction turning
Front parking sensorsHighway Driving Assist (HDA)
Intelligent speed limit assistKia Connect (UVO)
Lane Following Assist (LFA)Lane keep assist
Motor driven power steeringRear cross traffic collision avoidance assist (RCCA)
Rear parking sensorsReversing camera system
Safe exit warning (SEW)Smart cruise control with stop and go functionality
TailgateTrip computer with distance/fuel consumption/average speed
Vehicle-to-load (V2L)Wireless Smartphone charger

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

11 kW AC onboard chargerBattery heating system
Front Grille Charging Port 

Entertainment

'Shark fin' mobile antenna6 speakers
Bluetooth with music streamingDAB Digital radio
Steering wheel mounted controlsUSB port for connection of a media device

Exterior Features

Acoustic windshieldAll round electric windows with drivers and front passenger auto up/down and safety function
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlight control systemBlack grille with chrome surround
Black window surroundsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour exterior door handles
Dual LED headlights (low and high projection)Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with LED turn indicator
Electrically folding door mirrorsFront and rear skid plate - chrome
Front fog lightsFrunk
Gloss black wheel archesHeated rear window
LED daytime running lightsLED High mounted brake light
LED rear combination lightsPrivacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
Rain sensing front wipersRear fog lights
Rear side wing doorsRear spoiler
Rear wiperRoof rails
Solar glass windscreenStandard door scuff plates
Welcome and follow-me home light functionalityWindscreen Washer Level Warning

Interior Features

12v socket in front12V socket in luggage compartment
3 seat bench in 2nd row60:40 split remote folding rear seats
Air filterAll-round height adjustable headrests
Artificial leather centre console storage boxArtificial leather steering wheel
Centre console cupholderChrome coating interior door handles
Cloth / Artificial leather upholsteryDriver's power adjustable seat
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDrivers seat power lumbar support
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFront and rear cabin lights
Front and rear door storageFront passenger 1 x USB-C charging port
Front passenger seat manual adjustmentsGlove box
Heated front seatsHeated steering wheel
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixingsLuggage area load cover
Luggage boardLuggage compartment light
Rear centre armrest with cupholderRear passenger 2 x USB-C charging ports
Seatback pocket - driverSeatback pocket - front passenger
Shift by wire SBWSingle front passenger seat
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheelVentiliation ducts to rear compartment

Packs

Towing pack - Niro 

Passive Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impactCurtain and side airbags
Dual shell hornElectric parking brake with auto hold function
Electronic stability controlFront airbags
Front passenger airbag cut-off switchHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)Knee airbags
Regenerative braking paddle shifter with iPedal functionalitySeatbelt reminder warning
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Customisable automatic door lockingCustomisable automatic door unlocking
DeadlocksEngine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System
Locking wheel nutsManual child locks
Rear occupant alertSmart key with motion sensor
Thatcham category 2 security alarm and immobiliserVisible vehicle identification number

Service/Warranty

Warranty - 7 Years/ 100,000 miles 

Trim

Metal chopped carbon centre fascia 

Wheels

17" 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 % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh64.8
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)1650Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW2.3Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)380
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW11
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)65Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change0-80
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW50Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins)43
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change0-80Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW350
Battery TypeLithium-ionCharging Port LocationFront
Coupler/Connector TypeCCS Type 2Maximum Charging Rate - kW350
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City12.3WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb16.2
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City5.1WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.8
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City604WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb459
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City375WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb285

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0Noise Level dB(A)67

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0
Badge Power201Coin Series3
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0729A
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %75
NCAP Safety Assist %60Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage20000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.8Engine Power - BHP201
Engine Power - KW148Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT188
Engine Torque - MKG26Engine Torque - NM255
Top Speed103 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1570Length4420
Wheelbase2720Width1825

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2200Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1392
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)475Max. Loading Weight461
Max. Towing Weight - Braked750Minimum Kerbweight1739
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
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 EV

Kia's Niro EV usefully develops the brand's compact hatch full-electric proposition. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The second generation version of Kia's fully electrified Niro model gets more appealing packaging inside and out. But otherwise, this Niro EV is a fairly subtle evolution of its e-Niro predecessor. Still, that's enough to make it a very good car indeed.

Background

When the history books are written on the early years of electrified automation, Kia won't be one of the brands credited with originating the EV concept. But it will very much be seen as one of the makers that popularised it. When its first high-volume global electric model, the e-Niro, was launched back in 2018, there were quite a few battery-powered compact models around, but none of them had gained much sales traction. That all changed with the e-Niro, which shared nearly all its engineering with its close cousin, the Hyundai Kona Electric. And went on to account for over 55% of all Kia Niro sales in the UK. It was the first EV to out-sell a directly comparable combustion alternative. And it was a sign of things to come. A sign of irresistible momentum continued by the car we look at here, the e-Niro's successor, now called the Niro EV. This model, Kia says, has been redesigned 'to provide people with a clearer path to clean mobility'. And it's the most important component in the brand's target of boosting its global sales of eco-friendly vehicles to 2 million units by 2030.

Driving Experience

Just what is an eco-friendly vehicle? Any of the current Niro powerplants could theoretically qualify for that title, all of them being electrified in some way. The mechanicals on offer haven't changed much in the 1.6-litre GDI petrol-powered Hybrid and PHEV versions, save for a slightly larger 11.1kWh battery in the Plug-in variant that boosts its driving range to 40 miles. The Niro EV we look at here can go 285 miles between charges of its 64.8kWh battery, which these days is the only one on offer in a fully electric Niro. Kia hasn't fundamentally changed much about way this Niro EV drives: there's a front-mounted electric motor with a 201bhp total output that gets you to 62mph in under 8 seconds. As for dynamic updates, well really it's just detail stuff; extra insulation improves refinement. And a bit more chassis rigidity improves the ride and reduces body roll. Like some other EVs, this one provides you with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel that allow you to either intensify or reduce the regenerative braking feel. Alternatively, there's an 'auto' setting that constantly calculates the optimum level of braking regeneration, based on the positioning of the vehicles ahead. As usual with a modern electric vehicle, there's also a virtual engine sound system for creating artificial noise to warn those on the pavement of your approach in urban areas.

Design and Build

If you've been wanting an electric car of this sort but weren't attracted by this car's e-Niro predecessor, it was probably because that car looked, well, rather dull. This one makes much more of a visual statement and is distinguished from its Hybrid and PHEV stablemates by a two-tone closed grille and unique steel grey side cladding. The Niro EV also has a dedicated lower grille and bumper treatment, in addition to model-specific 17-inch alloy wheels. At 4,420mm long, 1,825mm wide, and up to 1,570 high, this second generation Niro design is formulated on Kia's third-generation 'K3' platform.  The front end takes up the styling theme already established by the current Sportage. And in profile, the effect of that larger chassis becomes obvious, extending the length by 65mm. Inside, the dash gets twin 10.25-inch displays and a multi-function panel on the fascia allowing you to flick between infotainment and heating controls. Premium-effect recycled materials adorn the cabin, to augment the interior space and underline Niro's sustainable credentials. Thanks to 20mm more wheelbase length, there's now space in the rear for a couple of six footers. And you get 495-litres of boot space, though that's 56-litres less than the Hybrid version. This full-EV variant also gains a 20-litre front 'frunk' compartment, which would be useful for the storage of wet charging leads.

Market and Model

Niro EV prices open at around £37,000. That compares with around £30,000 for the Hybrid model. For Niro EV customers, there are three trim levels - '2', '3' and '4'. Even base '2' spec gets you quite a lot - 17-inch wheels, an 11kW on-board charger and a battery heating system. Plus inside, there's an 8-inch centre touchscreen display with a 10.25-inch instrument cluster. There's 'Android Auto' and 'Apple CarPlay' smartphone-mirroring of course. And plenty of camera safety kit, including 'Forward Collision Avoidance' with car, pedestrian and cyclist recognition and junction crossing, plus Smart Cruise Control. Moving up to '3' grade gets you the clever 'V2D' 'Vehicle to Device' functionality which allows you to power external electrical devices from the vehicle's plug socket - say an electric scooter, a drone or camping equipment. From this grade upwards, you can also specify a heat pump that will preserve driving range in colder weather. The top '4' grade gets you a Head-up display, a larger 10.25-inch centre touchscreen, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, a Harmon Kardon premium sound system, a power operated tailgate, an electric sunroof and extra safety kit.

Cost of Ownership

We gave you the driving range figure for the Niro EV in our 'Driving Experience' section - 285 miles. Recharging from 10 to 80% takes as little as 45 minutes - up to 9 minutes quicker than the previous generation e-Niro model. Topping up its 64.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery from an 11kW garage wallbox takes six hours 20 minutes. In the winter months, when temperatures are typically low, the system in the Niro EV uses navigation-based conditioning to pre-heat the battery when a charge point is selected as a destination, which helps shorten charge times and optimise battery performance. Avoid entry-level trim and a heat pump is optional to extend driving range in colder weather. You can also remotely interact with your Niro EV of course, via Kia Connect and its downloadable app. Using this, owners can view and control vehicle charge status, in addition to planning a route using online navigation, syncing calendars and accessing on-board features such as charge station proximity, live weather and real-time traffic alerts. Echoing the eco-friendly powertrain, there's plenty of Enviro-conscious design in the cabin. The headlining is made from recycled wallpaper, the door panels are finished with VOC-free paint and the PU vegan leather seat coverings contain Tencel from eucalyptus trees, plus the cargo screen's knitted material is made of 75% recycled fibres.

Summary

Is the Niro EV the most significant global product that Kia makes? That's about the size of it because the size of this car is the one that'll really drive electric vehicle sales forward over the next decade. We'd like to have seen bigger steps forward in battery technology and driving range from this second generation model. In truth though, all its predecessor was really lacking was a more interesting look and a high quality cabin. With the Niro EV, Kia has provided both of those things, then embellished this product further with better handling, extra refinement and added neat touches like the V2D system allowing owners to charge external devices from the vehicle's plug socket. And overall? Well we'd have liked the end result to be a little more affordable, but if you're not put off by that, there's lots to admire about the way this car has finally found its spark.

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

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

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35 monthly payments of£332.08
Initial rental£1992.48
Contract mileage24,000
Term (months)36

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