Kia Niro PHEV Review

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Price: £33,525 - £39,770

Not only is the new Kia Niro available as an EV, but there’s also a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid to offer as much choice as possible on the route to cleaner motoring. Electrifying has already driven the Niro Electric, so how does the PHEV compare?



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  • Battery size: 11.1 kWh
  • Emissions: 23g/km
  • Range: 40 miles
  • Company car tax: 8%
  • Fuel economy: 235.2mpg
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Driven and reviewed by・ Published: 11/07/2022・Updated: 14/09/2022

Ginny Says

“We are always going to champion the full electric version of the Niro, especially as it is now better to drive and more practical. But the PHEV gets many of the same improvements and the tax is usefully low.”

Nicki Says

“One of the big advantages of the PHEV is that it can tow. You can pull a 1,300kg caravan or trailer, which is a useful step up from the Electric model.”

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When does the new Kia Niro EV arrive in the UK?

We're expecting the Kia Niro EV to arrive in UK showrooms later this summer.

Will the new Kia Niro EV be more expensive?

Given the general increase in equipment and space, a price rise seemed inevitable, but Kia has added just £50 compared to the equivalent old models. The entry-level 39kWh model disappears though.

Will the new Kia Niro still be available with a 39kWh battery?

From launch, no. Although Kia hasn't officially confirmed that the small battery Niro has been dropped, low demand for the model coupled with the market shift towards larger batteries means that we may well have seen the last of the 39kWh Niro.

How long does it take to charge the Kia Niro EV?

The Niro EV can be charged at a wallbox charger with a Type 2 cable or at a fast-charger using a CCS cable. Plug in at home from a 7kW wallbox and a full charge will take nine hours hours, while a 0-80% top-up from a fast-charger at a supermarket car park will take 43 minutes.

What are the main improvements on the new Kia Niro EV?

The new Niro is built on a new set of underpinnings that should deliver a smoother drive. There's also more space inside and some more tech. in addition to a larger boot, the Niro EV also gains a frunk for the first time.

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