The Kia Niro has surpassed a significant milestone, reaching over 100,000 cumulative sales in the UK since the model’s original launch on 19 July 2016.
The Niro has been a consistent favourite in the UK, thanks to its compelling blend of size, economy and electrification – available from Shelly Motors with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or fully electric powertrain. Pricing starts from £29,660 for the Niro Hybrid ‘2’, which benefits from an efficient 1.6-litre petrol hybrid engine powering the front wheels via a smooth shifting six-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Sitting on 16-inch alloy wheels, economy is up to 64.2mpg (WLTP Combined cycle), while CO2 emissions are rated at just 100g/km.
The first-generation Kia Niro originally went on sale as a full hybrid, offering high fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. It was Kia’s first dedicated car designed from the ground-up to accommodate electrified powertrains. In September 2017, the Niro Plug-in Hybrid joined the range – the first PHEV compact crossover to go on sale in the UK. It offered a potential fuel economy of well over 200mpg and an EV range of up to 36 miles (NEDC combined figures) and became a fleet favourite throughout its time on sale.
The all-electric e-Niro joined as the third member in the Niro family, making its European debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. On sale in the UK from 1 April 2019, the e-Niro went on to make a name for itself in the UK market and was the first ever electric car to be named What Car?’s ‘Car of the Year’ in 2019.
In July 2022, the second-generation Niro went on sale in the UK, once again available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full EV and featuring a radical redesign in-line with Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy. Met with immediate and great acclaim, the second-generation Niro contributed enormously towards Kia’s 2022 sales that saw almost 50 per cent of its UK customers step into an electrified model (EV, PHEV and HEV).
To discover the Niro family for yourself, contact Shelly Motors.