KIA NIRO is it the PERFECT CAR?
If you want a smart, useful and efficient small SUV. Similar to Pippa Middleton, it is utterly overshadowed by Princess Kates, all electric Kia, Niro EV, which unquestionably garners more attention.. Although almost half of this second generation of Niros will be electric powered and that number is expected to rise, you shouldnt discount the hybrid and plug in hybrid Niros too fast, just because their technology isnt as eye catching.. What is NIRO Ev At first sight? You might not realize that this remarkable object is an all electric version of Kias second generation Niro.. What a turnaround for what was a previously admirable, but painfully dull crossover dont, you think, Since Jamie was allegedly created by Harry Redknapp, we havent witnessed such a significant shift in appearance between generations. The 2019 HabaNiro concept car, which made its premiere at the New York Auto, Show is also clearly inspired by this new generation. According to Kia, which claims it was designed, utilizing the Opposites United design philosophy that was originally introduced on the EV6.. We love the new design, especially the contrasting blade behind the back doors that is reminiscent of the Audi R8. Youll have seen that we chose to ignore the entire e Niro situation though.. This is due to the fact that this second version is known as the Niro EV and not the e Niro. Nope. Neither do we know the reason. Why 2nd generation looks so drastically This second generation Niro looks so drastically different from the drab dishwater first gen that youre excused for asking that question.
It might be able to, but only if it could suddenly change into a pickup truck Capable of tackling dunes or a two seat, sports car., We can only fantasize.. However, this is currently a fairly striking familial crossover.. The design was influenced by the ingeniously called HabaNiro idea, which was initially displayed at the 2019 New York International, Auto Show.. It also appears to adhere to Kias Opposites United design language, though, if you can figure out what that means, you undoubtedly have a better grasp of designer jargon than we do. Really not sure. If thats a good, thing. Introduction, The Niro is a compact SUV that was created with family life in mind., Consider the Mini Countryman, Honda, HR V or Toyota C HR.. However, just because something is practical, doesnt mean it has to be boring.. It has a lot of crisp styling, especially at the front end, which has a stunning design with many thin lines and at the back with the arrow shaped tail lights.. The colored panel of the Audi R8 sticks out, but it is only an option on higher end vehicles. Normal versions stick with only one color for the bodywork, which is maybe the neater and less obvious alternative.. As you go inside, youll see that the quality has substantially improved, continuing the trend started by the EV6 and Sportage two of the newest Kia vehicles.. There is a lot of soft touch material throughout and the infotainment system and dashboard both have a few large screens, depending on the specification you select.
. Additionally, the front of the cabin has a tonne of storage space and the rear passengers will appreciate the ample space in the back seats., Whether you choose a hybrid or a plug in hybrid, will affect how much boot room you have. The latters larger battery takes up 348 liters, less boot capacity., The hybrids 451 liter fuel capacity is 24 liters less than the electric Niros, but it has a beautiful square form. A handy soft load cover and some tie down. Points., The Niro, its fair to say, delivers very little for those looking for a dynamic experience, putting more of an emphasis on giving the comfort levels desired in a practical family hatchback., The Niro hybrid has a relatively meager 1′ horsepower thanks to its 1.6 liter petrol engine. Electric motor and self charging battery. With a larger battery and a more potent electric motor, the plug in hybrid, can increase this to 180 horsepower.. Because of this, the Niro PHEV is now faster going straight, but its still not a car that appreciates winding back roads.. However, the news is unquestionably better in terms of comfort, especially when driving over speed, bumps and larger patches of bad road conditions.. Additionally, in urban locations, the huge wing mirrors, elevated driving posture and vast sections of glass up front, improve vision. Its difficult to tell if the engine is running or whether the car is operating on electric power until youre, accelerating because the transition between gasoline and electric power Is rather seamless.
, The noise level of the engine is barely audible until you push it aggressively.. However, there is some wind and road noise that increases with speed. The Niros interior quality is typically outstanding. Following in the footsteps of previous impressive new Kia vehicles, like the EV6 and Sportage., The tops of the door panels and other areas of the cabin are covered with an abundance of soft touch material. But as you go farther down, you can see some tougher, less expensive. Materials. With a toggle switch to move between the media and temperature controls, the climate and audio controls are kept apart from the touchscreen system and positioned on the same set of switches across the center of the dashboard., Its a brilliant design that reduces the number of switches And buttons, without turning to touchscreen menus, which can be more difficult to use when moving. The touchscreen system itself, which measures 8.0 inches on the base, 2 trim level and 10.25 inches on later trims is logically organized and simple to use in part because it isnt overstuffed With features., The matt plastic panel ring that alluded to the larger screen available on more expensive trim levels makes the smaller one appear substantially smaller. A 10.25 inch dash monitor that may display a variety of information depending on the drivers. Preferences sits next to the screen on the same sweeping panel., The first generation Kia Niro was a huge success. When it was introduced in the UK in 2016.
, It was able to defeat the prestigious competition in a number of Auto Express group tests and the all electric e Niro took home, our 2019 Affordable Electric Car of the Year title. With the tiny SUV once again being Available in hybrid plug in hybrid and fully electrified forms, this second generation model appears to follow in the footsteps of the original. Although the electric Niro is now called the Niro EV., The Niro will face a wide range of rivals because it is available with three different powertrains.: The Honda HR V and the Renault Arkana, as well as the regular group of mild, hybrid and hybrid hatchbacks. Like the Toyota, Corolla will be the competition for the hybrid.. The plug in hybrid will compete against the Ford Kuga Hyundai Tucson and Peugeot 3008., Volkswagens ID.3 and ID.4. The Cupra Born the Citroen e C4 and many other vehicles will make it difficult for the all electric Niro EV to stand out. For its second generation. The Niro has undergone a significant redesign that includes an entirely new front end with pinched headlamps and a single light cluster below, which is somewhat reminiscent of BMWs. Most recent design language. Due to the charging outlet being placed in front rather than on the front wing of the Niro PHEV, the electric Niro EV, has a significantly distinct appearance.. The Niro hybrid uses the same 1.6 liter GDi, Gasoline Direct Injection petrol engine with the same 104 horsepower in conjunction with a 43 horsepower electric motor for a total output of 1′ horsepower.
. The plug in hybrid has the same gasoline engine but combines it with an 83 bhp electric motor for a total output of 180 bhp., A six speed. Dual clutch automatic transmission is standard on both hybrids.. The Niro EVs new 64.8kWh battery is hardly any larger than the old e battery Niros and the powertrains output at 201bhp is unchanged.. However, the range has increased by five miles to 285 miles and recharging from 10 to 80 can be completed in 45 minutes, which is nine minutes faster than the previous e Niro.. The Niros trim level lineup has not changed. The base model is the 2 followed by the 3 and the top of the line 4.. The least expensive 2 Hybrid model costs roughly 28000, while a Niro PHEV variant costs at least 34000.. The most expensive choice is the all electric Niro EV, which ranges in price from about 36000 for the base model model 2 to more than 43000 for the top of the line 4 with a heat pump.. However, the news is unquestionably better in terms of comfort, especially when driving over speed, bumps and larger patches of bad road conditions.. Additionally, in urban locations, the huge wing mirrors, elevated driving posture and vast sections of glass up front, improve vision. Its difficult to tell if the engine is running or whether the car is operating on electric power until youre, accelerating because the transition between gasoline and electric power Is rather seamless., The noise level of the engine is barely audible until you push it aggressively.
. However, there is some wind and road noise that increases with speed.. The Niro succeeds on the practicality front, once more and any fears that the combination of internal combustion and pure electric powertrains would compromise. The new K3 platform can be put to rest.. The hybrid model is a formidable rival in a crowded market, while the plug in hybrid offers the flexibility of its impressive and effective electric power.. The versatile, comfortable and great onboard technology of the range topping Niro EV will appeal to family and business customers alike. Despite its lack of a world beating range., Although the Niro has excellent cabin capacity across the board and impressively low operating costs, it lacks some particular driving characteristics and some interior quality.