• The first plug-in hybrid compact crossover to go on sale in the UK
• Kia’s third plug-in hybrid after the Optima and Optima Sportswagon
• Available with the latest connectivity and driver assistance features
Ken Jervis Kia is adding a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the Niro crossover to the parallel hybrid models launched in 2016.
The Niro PHEV is the company’s most efficient car to feature an internal combustion engine. It will be a cornerstone of Kia’s drive to reduce the average CO2 emissions of its range by 25 per cent by 2020.
The new PHEV is available in six colours and has amazing standard features including the latest connectivity and active safety technologies: Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom, wireless smartphone charging, autonomous emergency braking and lane-keep assist. It also offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which link smartphones to navigation, music, hands-free calls and texts and voice recognition services. The Niro PHEV is also fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Smart Cruise Control to assist the driver in avoiding collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians.
The model features the same 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol engine as the parallel hybrid, but in the plug-in model this is paired with a more powerful 44.5kW (60bhp) electric motor and is capable of travelling up to 36 miles on the energy stored in its batteries.
The compact Niro PHEV, available at Ken Jervis Kia sits between the cee’d hatchback and the Sportage SUV in size with five doors and five seats.
David Norwood, Managing Director from Ken Jervis Kia says: “We’re looking forward to welcoming the people of Stoke-on-Trent to Ken Jervis Kia to test drive the new Niro PHEV. Our doors are always open for existing and new customers in Stoke-on-Trent”.
In keeping with every Kia, the Niro PHEV comes with the industry-leading seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to wear and tear conditions. It is also available with Kia’s Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages, offering retail customers fixed-cost, inflation-proof servicing for three or five years.
The PHEV is available now at Ken Jervis Kia priced at £27,995 on the road after taking into consideration the Government plug-in car grant of £2,500.