kia niro ireland
The new Kia Niro

The Kia Niro hybrid crossover is coming to Ireland this October. The car will be priced from €30,495 (excluding the current €1500 VRT relief for hybrid vehicles).

The Niro is about offering buyers the practicality and kerb appeal of a spacious crossover, but with the fuel efficiency of a hybrid powertrain. Smaller than the Kia Sportage, but occupying a larger footprint than the Cee’d hatchback, the Kia Niro occupies a new space within the brand’s model line-up in terms of its size.  The Niro will be a five seater, with 427 litres of boot space that can extend to 1,425 litres with the rear seats folded down.

The hybrid powertrain is made up of a 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine, lithium-ion polymer battery pack and 32 kW electric motor producing 141PS and put to the road via a six-speed double-clutch automatic transmission. CO2 emissions are just 88g/km CO2 and the Niro’s fuel economy is rated at 3.8 litres per 100 km.

Standard equipment for Ireland will include Sat Nav with Android Auto (Apple Car Play to follow), full leather heated seats, dual zone aircon, Lane Keep Assist, LED front and rear lights, privacy glass and rain sensing wipers.

Caroline Kidd