Kia has revealed UK pricing and specification details for the all-new Kia Niro as customer pre-orders for the second-generation car have begun. The new Kia Niro will be available in three different powertrains, as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric whilst also featuring an interior made from a majority of sustainable and recycled materials.
The Niro Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and EV ranges have a choice of ‘2’, ‘3’ or ‘4’ trim levels across all three variants.
Pricing for the Niro Hybrid ‘2’ starts from £27,745, rising to £30,495 for ‘3’ and £33,245 for ‘4’ grades. Niro Plug-in Hybrid models are priced from £32,775 for the ‘2’ grade, £35,525 for the ‘3’, and £38,275 for top-spec ‘4’ model. The popular Niro EV starts from £34,995 for the base ‘2’ model, £37,745 for the mid-range ‘3’ grade, and rises to £40,495 for the top-spec ‘4’ model.
All Hybrid and
Plug-in Hybrid ‘2’ models feature 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, cloth upholstery,
rear parking sensors and camera, an 8.0-inch touchscreen display with DAB
radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and 4.2-inch supervision cluster. Niro EV ‘2’ models come with a 10.25-inch
instrument cluster, 17-inch alloy wheels, 11kW on-board charger, and a battery
For Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants, the mid-range ‘3’ grade brings 18-inch alloy wheels with Continental tyres, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation system, cloth and faux leather upholstery, front parking sensors, keyless smart entry and start, and heated seats and steering wheel. The Niro EV ‘3’ models benefit Vehicle-to-Load Device (V2LV2D) functionality with a three-pin plug socket as standard, with the option of a heat pump.
Crowning the Niro Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and EV line-up is the ‘4’ grade. Adding a head-up display, twin 10.25-inch touchscreen, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats, front passenger premium relaxation seating, a power operated tailgate, electric sunroof, an uprated Harman Kardon premium sound system, driver’s side memory seating, and front passenger lumbar support.
All models are available in a choice of eight colours, with premium paint options charged at £595.
The all-new Niro EV is powered by a long-range 64.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and a 201 bhp (150 kW) electric motor. Torque is rated at 255 Nm, and the car is capable of accelerating from 0-to-62 mph in just 7.8 seconds. Kia engineers are targeting an electric driving range of 287 miles on the WLTP combined cycle (pending homologation). Recharging from 10 to 80% takes as little as 45 minutes which is up to nine minutes quicker than the outgoing model.
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.
The Niro Hybrid
features Kia’s Smartstream 1.6-litre GDi (gasoline direct injection) engine
paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (6DCT). This is
combined with a 32 kW (43 bhp) permanent magnet synchronous electric motor,
giving the powertrain a combined maximum power output of 139 bhp.
The Niro Hybrid also features a new intelligent ‘Green Zone’ Drive Mode, which automatically switches to electric power based on location guidance from the navigation system, driver patterns, or manual selection by the driver. For example, using the touchscreen drivers can designate built-up areas, roads close to schools and hospitals, or beauty spots as Green Zones, and the vehicle then automatically switches to electric-only driving to reduce exhaust emissions to zero in those environments (depending on battery state of charge).
Like the Niro Hybrid, the Plug-in Hybrid is powered by the same Smartstream 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine and 6DCT. It’s paired with a larger 62 kW (83 bhp) electric motor, resulting in a combined power output of 180 bhp Engineers are targeting an electric-only driving range of up to 40 miles (WLTP, pending homologation) – more than enough for a driver to complete the average daily commute in the UK. The Niro Plug-in Hybrid also offers the Green Zone Drive Mode, cutting out exhaust emissions in particular urban scenarios or those specially designated by the driver.
Order your new Niro with our Corporate team now and we will place it at the front of the queue when Kia starts to accept Fleet orders from 1st June 2022.