Kia Niro 1.6 GDi Hybrid 2 5dr DCT Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP£27,745
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

In pre-production form, the second-generation Kia Niro Hybrid shows a lot of promise. Not only is it competitively priced, but it’s also generously equipped and spacious inside. That said, we suspect the PHEV model, with its punchier performance, lower running costs and ability to run for extended period of times on electric power will be the pick of the range.

Don’t immediately rule out this entry-level trim – it comes with dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and adaptive cruise control, so it's well worth considering if you’re looking for maximum value. Just bear in mind that you get a smaller infotainment screen than with pricier models.

For everyday driving the Niro Hybrid feels perfectly quick enough, but when you need a bit more kick, for joining a motorway or overtaking, it isn’t quite there and it builds speed rather leisurely. It certainly doesn’t feel quicker than its official 0-62mph time of 10.2 seconds suggests.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

64.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

451

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

100

g/km