Combining unique crossover style and practicality with low hybrid emissions, the Niro Plug-In Hybrid excels in one thing above all: making driving more energy-efficient and exciting.
With potential fuel economy of well over 200mpg and CO2 emissions of just 29g/km, the Niro Plug-In Hybridis easily the Korean company's most efficient car to feature a combustion engine ever. The Niro Plug-In Hybrid will be a cornerstone of Kia's drive to reduce the average CO2 emissions of its range by 25 per cent, based on 2014 figures, by 2020. It is the first plug-in hybrid compact crossover to go on sale in the UK.
The Niro Plug-In Hybrid features the same 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol engine as the Niro parallel hybrid launched in 2016, but in this case the combustion engine is paired with a more powerful 44.5kW (60bhp) electric motor supported by a larger 8.9kWh battery pack to extend the car's range on electric power alone. The Niro Plug-In Hybridis capable of travelling up to 36 miles on the energy stored in its batteries, which means many owners will be able to complete their daily commute without using a drop of petrol or producing any tailpipe emissions.