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Refreshed 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid Go On Sale In The UK

Hybrids, Kia, Kia Niro, New Cars, PHEV, Prices, UK
The facelifted 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid are now available to purchase in the UK, featuring a refreshed design that brings them in line with the e-Niro, their all-electric sibiling.

Prices start from £24,590 for the Niro Hybrid and from £31,945 for the Niro Plug-In Hybrid, with the latter being offered only in one trim level as opposed to the three of the Hybrid.

The facelift includes new bumpers, redesigned headlights and LED DRLs that feature a new double-arrow layout and refreshed LED taillights, as well as a range of new wheels, ranging from 16- to 18-inches in diameter.

Kia has also improved the interior quality of the 2019 Niro, with the top of the dashboard now featuring a soft-touch coating and new gloss black and satin chrome details. There’s also a new, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster paired to an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Hybrids, Kia, Kia Niro, New Cars, PHEV, Prices, UK

The array of active driver assistance systems has also been updated with an enhanced active cruise control that now includes Stop & Go function and Lane Following Assist for up to 81mph. Other features include Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist and more.

Both Niro Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid models also get a set of paddle shifters behind the steering wheel for the six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which Kia hopes will make its electrified models more engaging to drive than rival hybrid models fitted with a CVT.

Hybrids, Kia, Kia Niro, New Cars, PHEV, Prices, UK

The 146hp powertrain is the same as before, combining a 103hp 1.6-liter GDI engine with a 43hp electric motor. Hybrid models come with a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack, while the Plug-In Hybrid makes use of a larger 8.9 kWh pack, thus offering a pure electric driving range of 30 miles (48km). CO2 emissions are rated at 99g/km for the Hybrid and at 31g/km for the PHEV.


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