Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid Arrives In Ireland

Following the launch of the Kia Niro Hybrid in late 2016,  a new Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid has arrived in Ireland priced from €35,995.

This price includes the €2,500 VRT reduction with a further €5,000 reduction available as the Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) also qualifies for the SEAI grant for environmentally-friendly vehicles.

Available in just one trim level, the Kia Niro PHEV comes with leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, dual air-con, reversing camera, Sat Nav with Tom Tom services and Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility.

The Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid is available with a choice of four colours, and rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.

There's also a 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating thanks to standard safety equipment that includes smart cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist and driver attention warning.

The Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid pairs a 1.6-litre GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine with a 8.9 kWh high-capacity lithium-polymer battery pack. The latest addition to Kia’s hybrid crossover range substantially reduces emissions over the more conventional Niro hybrid – CO2 emissions fall to 29 g/km and the car offers a zero-emissions, pure-electric driving range of up to 58 kilometres.

The total power and torque output for the Niro Plug-in Hybrid’s powertrain is 141 ps and 265 Nm, enabling the new model to accelerate from 0-to-100 kph in 10.8 seconds (0.7 seconds quicker than the standard Niro hybrid). Power is applied to the road through the Niro’s six-speed double-clutch transmission.

James Brooks, Managing Director, Kia Motors Ireland, commented: “As sales of PHEVs continues to grow in Ireland there is also a growing demand for crossover vehicles and Niro happily meets the demand of those consumers who want both the style and practicality of a crossover and the low emissions of an advanced PHEV.“

Caroline Kidd

Kia Niro Ireland

Kia Niro Hybrid Arrives In Ireland

The new Kia Niro hybrid crossover has arrived in Ireland, priced from €29,095 including the €1500 VRT reduction for hybrids.

The Kia Niro offers the practicality and kerb appeal of a mid-size crossover, with an economical and low emission hybrid powertrain.

The Niro’s hybrid powertrain – made up of a 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine, lithium-ion battery pack, electric motor and a six-speed double-clutch automatic transmission – emits 88g/km CO2, and is capable of returning up to 74mpg. The combined system produces 141hp.

One trim is available in Ireland for new Kia Niro. Standard equipment on the EXL model includes  sat nav, Android Auto, full leather interior with heated front seats, heated steering wheel, dual zone climate control, Lane Keep Assist, LED front and rear lights, and rear privacy glass.

The Kia Niro comes with a new wireless charger for mobile devices, enabling users to charge a mobile device on the move, without the need for a wire connection.

A second model Niro ADAS (prices to be confirmed) will add Autonomous Emergency Braking and Smart Cruise Control.

The Kia Niro is in Irish Kia dealerships now.

Caroline Kidd