The Kia Niro succeeds on the practicality front once more, dispelling any concerns about the new K3 platform being compromised by the combination of internal combustion and pure-electric powertrains.
kia Niro the hybrid model is a tough competitor in a congested market, while the plug-in hybrid offers the flexibility of its electric power that is impressive as well as efficient.
Although the Kia Niro's cheap operating costs and excellent cabin room are outstanding, driving the Niro doesn't seem all that exceptional, and some of its interior quality is subpar.
Kia launched the first-generation Niro in the UK back in 2016 and it was a smash hit. It managed to win plenty of Auto Express group
Given the Kia Niro is offered with three distinct powertrains, it’ll have a wide variety of competition.
The Niro has received a major makeover for its second generation with an entirely new front-end design with pinched headlights and a single light cluster below
The electric Kia Niro EV gets a slightly different face due to the charging port being located at the front, rather than on the front wing of the Niro PHEV.
Like the old model, the KIa Niro hybrid utilises the same 104bhp 1.6-litre GDi (Gasoline Direct Injection) petrol engine combined with a 43bhp electric motor for an overall output of 139bhp.
The same petrol engine features in the plug-in hybrid, but it’s mated to an 83bhp electric motor for a 180bhp total output. Both hybrids get a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. kia Niro
The new 64.8kWh battery found in the Niro EV is barely any bigger than the old e-Niro’s unit and the powertrain’s output is the same at 201bhp.
But range is up an extra five miles to 285 miles and recharging from 10 to 80 per cent can take 45 minutes, which is nine minutes quicker than the old e-Niro.
while the plug-in hybrid offers the flexibility of its electric power that is impressive as well as efficient. The range-topping Kia Niro EV doesn’t offer world-beating range