UPGRADED NIRO HYBRID AND PLUG-IN HYBRID CROSSOVERS NOW ON SALE AT ROADSIDE KIA

  • Fully revamped, high quality, upscale interior and refreshed exterior design
  • New high-tech features include advanced 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Lane Following Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning, and UVO connect
  • Prices start from £24,590 for Niro ‘2’ 1.6 GDi Hybrid
  • On sale at Roadside (Garages) Limited now


Following its unveiling at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, the upgraded Kia Niro is now on sale at Roadside (Garages) Limited in Coleraine with prices starting from £24,590.
Upgraded Niro Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid Crossovers Now On Sale at Roadside Kia in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

A number of improvements have been made to the Niro, Kia’s best-selling electrified crossover range of ultra-low emission vehicles. Enhanced for 2019 with a new exterior design, a more upscale, high-quality interior and enhanced connectivity, the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models feature Kia’s advanced new UVO CONNECT telematics system, which brings additional ‘connected’ functionality to the car.

Ian Lamont, Sales Manager at Roadside (Garages) Limited comments: “We’re seeing more and more of our customers consider hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, and we’re really excited that the upgraded Kia Niro has arrived at our dealership in the Causeway Coast and Glens Area to add to our current portfolio.”

Retaining its stylish crossover design, the upgraded Kia Niro features a number of design updates for 2019. The refreshed design aligns the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants of the range with the appearance of the all-new all-electric e-Niro.

Upgraded Niro Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid Crossovers Now On Sale at Roadside Kia in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Upgraded Niro Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid Crossovers Now On Sale at Roadside Kia in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Upgraded Niro Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid Crossovers Now On Sale at Roadside Kia in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Design

While the new Niro retains its distinctive design and iconic ‘tiger-nose’ grille, new bumpers at the front and rear give it a more purposeful appearance and more confident stance on the road. The standard projection headlamps have been redesigned, incorporating Kia’s unique ‘ice-cube’ design with LED headlamps on the ‘4’ grade.

The Niro Hybrid is offered with redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels on grade ‘2’, with an all-new 18-inch dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheel for grades ‘3’ and ‘4’. The Niro PHEV is available with newly-designed 16-inch alloy wheels with dark grey inserts.

Inside, Kia has introduced a series of visual and material upgrades, creating a more upscale atmosphere and enhancing cabin quality. The top of the dashboard is finished in high-quality soft-touch coating, while the dashboard and instrument panel feature elegant new gloss black trim with satin chrome highlights.

Technology

The new Niro is also among the first Kia models in Europe to offer the brand’s innovative UVO CONNECT telematics system, connecting drivers to the world around to provide them with invaluable information during a drive. It will be in all Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants of the Niro range with the technology being introduced to other European models in the future.

Accessible via the new 10.25-inch touchscreen (standard on grades ‘3’ and ‘4’) and the owner’s smartphone, UVO CONNECT features a new Kia Live system, which uses its own SIM card to retrieve and update live data. This gives owners access to live traffic information, weather forecasts, points of interest, fuel prices, and details of potential on- and off-street parking – including price, location and availability.

The second element of the UVO system is the UVO App, designed for compatibility on Android and Apple smartphones. The app offers users peace of mind with a range of features to provide diagnostic data about their car and the trips they take. The app also enables owners to activate a range of remote functions and features remotely. Depending on country, users can remotely send route directions to their car before a journey, check the location of their vehicle, and access vehicle reports and diagnostic notifications.

Kia is introducing the new 10.25-inch TFT-LCD widescreen for the main display on grades ‘3’ and ‘4’, with a 7.0-inch TFT Supervision instrument cluster for the driver included on grade ‘4’. The car is fitted with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 4.2-inch TFT instrument binnacle as standard on grade ‘2’.

Wheel-mounted paddle-shifters have been added allowing drivers to change gear. The Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid are both equipped with a slick-shifting six-speed auto dual-clutch transmission, delivering more direct and immediate responses – and a more entertaining drive – than traditional electronic continuously-variable transmissions (e-CVT) found on other hybrids.

The new Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models are being fitted with a new electronic parking brake, accompanied by larger rear brakes to improve stopping power in all conditions.

The new Niro is also among the first Kia models in Europe to offer the brand’s innovative UVO CONNECT telematics system, connecting drivers to the world around to provide them with invaluable information during a drive. It will be in all Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants of the Niro range with the technology being introduced to other European models in the future.

Safety

The upgraded Niro range sees the introduction of a series of new active driver-assistive safety technologies. Already available with Adaptive Smart Cruise Control, the upgraded Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid are now offered with additional Stop & Go functionality which can now bring the Niro to a stop if traffic slows to a halt, bringing the car back up to speed as the car in front moves off.

Lane Following Assist is available for the first time on Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models, following its introduction on the electric e-Niro. This technology tracks vehicles in front of the car in traffic and detects road markings to keep the Niro in its lane on the motorway.

The Niro continues to be offered with a comprehensive suite of active safety technologies. Depending on specification, these include Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist, Blind-spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning, and Intelligent Speed Limit Warning, in addition a the new electronic parking brake.

Capacity

Its crossover packaging – distinctive among other hybrids at the same price point – means owners benefit from generous interior room and high cargo capacity with flexible storage space. Unlike many other hybrid models, the new Niro offers an optional Towing Pack, enabling the car to tow loads of up to 1,300 kg in weight (braked).

Engine

The Niro is powered by an efficient 1.6-litre GDi (Gasoline Direct injection) engine, twinned with either a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack (Niro Hybrid models) or 8.9 kWh (for Plug-in Hybrid models). Carbon dioxide emissions for the Niro Hybrid are as low as 99g/km (NEDC 2.0 combined cycle), with emissions from Plug-in Hybrid models even lower at 31g/km (NEDC 2.0 combined cycle). The Niro Plug-in Hybrid can achieve a pure electric driving range of 30 miles*.

The upgraded Kia Niro is now on sale at Roadside (Garages) Limited, priced from £24,590.

Pricing

Model

OTR £

‘2’ 1.6 GDi 6-speed DCT Hybrid

£24,590

‘3’ 1.6 GDi 6-speed DCT Hybrid

£26,770

‘3’ PHEV 1.6 GDi 6-speed DCT Plug-in Hybrid

£31,945

‘4’ 1.6 GDi 6-speed DCT Hybrid

£29,270