Kia Niro 1.6 GDi PHEV 2 5dr DCT Review

Category: Hybrid car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol/plug-in elec hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £30,275What Car? Target Price£28,350
Review

While the fully electric Kia e-Niro’s vast electric range is something of an exception and a massive reason to purchase, the rest of the Niro’s package has never been that exciting. So, while the Hybrid and PHEV models are well equipped, they’re not that great to drive and not that practical either. If you’re a company car driver looking to save on tax, the PHEV is worth consideration, but for everyone else simply looking for a top family SUV, look to the wider class, which includes far better models including the Peugeot 3008, Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq.

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Trim: 2

Even entry-level 2 trim is well equipped, with dual-zone climate control, 16in alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, power-folding door mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, adaptive cruise control, a six-speaker stereo, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, automatic emergency braking and lane assist. The infotainment package includes an 8.0in touchscreen, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB connectors, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Engine: 1.6 GDi PHEV

Slightly quicker than the Niro Hybrid but still out performed by many rivals, including the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid – not only for acceleration but electric only range, which is officially 30 miles. Impressive tax breaks for the PHEV make it a very cheap company car option.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

201.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

324

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

31

g/km

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