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2018 (68) Kia Niro 1.6 GDi PHEV 3 5dr DCT

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Featured specification

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 TMCApple car play/Android Auto
Bluetooth audio streaming with voice recognitionColour information display
Digital clockDrive mode selector
Emergency stop signalling systemFront parking sensors
Kia connected servicesLane keep assist
Power SteeringRear parking sensors
Reversing cameraRoll over sensor
Speed limiterTrip computer
Wireless Smartphone charger 

Entertainment

'Shark fin' mobile antenna4.2-Inch Colour TFT Screen
8 speakersDAB Radio with MP3
JBL Premium Sound SystemSteering wheel mounted controls
SubwooferUSB connection located in centre console
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlight control systemBlack side sills
Body colour bumpersChrome beltline trim
Chrome door handlesChrome grille surround
Driver's side wide angle mirrorElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric windows one touch open/closeFollow me home headlights
Front fog lightsHigh gloss black door mirrors
LED daytime running lightsLED indicators in door mirrors
LED tail lightsManual headlight levelling
Matt black radiator grillePrivacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)
Projector headlampsRain sensing front wipers
Rear spoilerRear wiper
Roof railsSolar glass
Wheel arch mouldings 

Interior Features

12V power in rear centre console60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
8 way electric adjustable drivers seatAmbient lighting
Assist gripsCentre console storage box
Door armrest in leatherDriver's electric lumbar adjustment
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsDual zone automatic air conditioning
Front and rear door pocketsFront map light with sunglasses case
Front seatback pocketFront/rear centre armrests
Headlining in Light greyHeated front seats
Heated steering wheelHeight adjustable headrests
High gloss black steering wheel trimIlluminated ignition key hole
Isofix child seat attachmentLeather trimmed gearshift
Leather trimmed steering wheelLeather upholstery
Luggage area lampLuggage compartment cover
Luggage net hooksRear armrests with cupholder
Satin chrome interior door handlesStainless Steel Scuff Plates
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheelVentiliation ducts to rear compartment

Packs

Advanced Driver Assistance Pack - Niro 

Passive 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
Foot operated parking brakeHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist control (HAC)Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Traction controlTwin front and side airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Anti theft alarm systemDeadlocks
Folding keyImmobiliser
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking
Speed sensitive auto door locking 

Trim

High gloss black centre fasciaHigh gloss black door inserts

Wheels

16" alloy wheels with plastic wheel coverTyre mobility system
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 Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)135
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW6.6
Battery TypeLithium-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles36 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.031CO2 (g/km)29
HC0.007Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.002Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

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

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power139Coin DescriptionGDi
Coin Series3Generation Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %83
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %57NCAP Safety Assist %59
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)10.8
Engine Power - BHP139Engine Power - KW104
Engine Power - RPM5700Engine Torque - LBS.FT108
Engine Torque - MKG15Engine Torque - NM147
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
Minimum Kerbweight1594No. 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

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Kia reckoned that the first generation version of their Niro PHEV Plug-in hybrid model offered the best of both worlds in its 2017-2021 sales period, combining fashionable 'Crossover' looks with exemplary hybrid efficiency. If you're wanting to join the EV revolution with a used car from this era 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.

History

Kia has become 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 in 2017 with this car, a plug-in version of its Niro crossover. Under the skin, this car shares its PHEV technology with the Hyundai IONIQ (and with a couple of Kia Ceed models), which means it's very advanced indeed. And for the 2019 model year, this car benefitted from a range of minor updates, including subtle styling changes and a slightly classier cabin. Like the IONIQ, the first generation Niro was 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. The Niro Hybrid sold in this form until Spring 2021, when it was replaced by a second generation model.

What You Get

We're not sure if Kia's designers in Korea and California deliberately set out to blur the boundaries with this MK1 Niro design between Focus-style family hatch and 'Juke'-style small Crossover. That's certainly the kind of look we 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. At the front, there's Kia's usual 'tiger nose'-style front grille but the bumper was restyled as part of the 2019 package of updates and features LED daytime running lights below the headlamps with a unique double-arrow layout, as well as LED fog lamps. There were minor changes for the 2019-era models at the rear too, where redesigned LED tail lights aimed to give the Niro a more distinctive and modern light signature. The big change with the updated post-2019 version of this car though, came inside with the addition of a big 10.25-inch Widescreen Navigation screen (for the plusher '3'-spec version anyway), part of a UVO CONNECT media package which included Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone-mirroring and a 'Kia Live' system, which uses its own SIM card to retrieve and update live data. There was a TFT screen for the instrument cluster too, with a speedo on the right and a Power Meter on the left. And in the back? Well forget the cramped quarters common to many other compact Crossover models; in this one, three adults can sit reasonably comfortably, aided by a commendably low central transmission tunnel. Go round to the boot and you'll find that the large tailgate swings up easily, so you don't need to be a gym fanatic to lift it up. When the thing's raised, there's a broad, tall opening to the luggage compartment and the floor sits almost flush with the sill, so getting heavy bags in and out is no problem. As with most PHEVs, luggage capacity is compromised by the rear underfloor battery placement - it falls from 382-litres in the standard self-charging Hybrid model to 324-litres here.

What to Look For

We had quite a lot of trouble finding anyone with a bad word to say about this MK1 Niro PHEV. So it's just the usual stuff. Give the electrical systems a thorough test and make sure the central screen has had all its necessary map updates. Check the alloys for scuffs. The interior for child damage. And insist on a fully stamped-up service history. For more, check out www.kianiroforum.com There was a recall for 2017 year models because in a few cases, the main relay in the power relay assembly had inadequate connections between its contacts. This could cause a short circuit - or prevent the car from starting. There's been a report of some 2017-era models having oil leak onto the power electrode inside the hydraulic clutch actuator. This might result in a short circuit, leading to a possible fire.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2018 Niro PHEV ex VAT) A pollen filter will be priced at around £10-£22, an oil filter will sit in the £4 bracket and a shock absorber costs in the £45 bracket. For a pair of front brake discs, you're looking at paying in the £46 bracket, with a pair of rear discs costing up to around £42-£57. A pair of front brake pads are around £48, while a pair of rear pads sit in the £18 bracket for a set. A wiper blade can cost anything between £4-£18.

On the Road

At the heart of the Niro's Plug-in powertrain is a high-capacity 8.9kWh 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 32kW 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. Kia engineers claimed a pure-electric WLTP driving range of 36 miles. An EV button by the gearstick allows you to stay in all-electric mode if there's enough battery charge to do so. Let's get to the WLTP-rated efficiency figures (NEDC-rated from period). 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 driving range potential provided by this variant's battery. There are plenty of EV screen read-outs to help you maximise this range. Charging a Niro Plug-in Hybrid takes 2 hours 15 mins using a 3.3kW AC charger. Using a domestic 3-pin plug, you're looking at 5 to 6 hours.

Overall

The first generation Niro PHEV was a relatively affordable PHEV compact segment contender that did 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 from the 2017-2021 period. You certainly get a lot of technology in return. Overall, this is a car that delivered 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 early Niro PHEV ticks a lot of boxes.

Performance
50%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
60%
Build
70%
Value
90%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* 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.

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Monthly payment£436.78
Deposit£249
Term (months)42
Fixed interest rate5.1%
Cash price£22,998
Credit amount£22,749
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£10,440
Total amount payable£28,597.98
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage28,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Representative APR9.9%
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