Kia Niro Hybrid 2021 Review

Kia Niro Hybrid Road Test Review Drive

The Kia Niro is a small SUV but not the smallest that has now been on the market for a few months.

Kia Niro Hybrid

It is not selling well. The big winner in this class is the MG ZS.

The Kia comes with some or all electrification. The basic hybrid, the plug in hybrid and the all electric model.

The interior of the Kia is neat and modern with a dashboard layout that integrates  well with a 7 inch infotainment screen that is designed into the facia not appearing like it was stuck on after.

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These good room for this size of vehicle and a rated at a highly credible 3.8l/100km

The road noise is high perhaps aided by the quietness of the hybrid.

The basic mild hybrid is priced at $40,000. Kia is currently offering to add only $2000 for on road costs. A non-hybrid MG costs $22,000 drive away.

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What is good?

  • Fuel Economy
  • Good room even for second row of passengers
  • Neat and functional interior

 What is not so good?

  • Price
  • Mild Hybrid
  • Road Noise

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Model   

2021 Kia Niro Hybrid S Auto 2WD MY21

Model Price $ 39,990 MLP*
Engine 4 cylinder 1.6 Litre plus mild electric motor
Drivetrain 6 speed Automatic dual clutch
Power 77kW @5,700 rpm plus 32Kw from electric motor
Torque 147Nm @4,000 plus 23 Nm from electric motor
Safety 5 Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 88 g/km
Economy ADR 3.8 L/100km
0-100kmh  / Top Speed N/a
Servicing  Months / km
Warranty 7 yr / Unlimited km 1yr Roadside Assist assistance
  • *MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating    

75/100

Behind the Wheel 7
Comfort 8
Equipment 7
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 7
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 8
Street Appeal/Design 8
Technology/Connectivity 8
Value for Money 6
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7.5/10

Summary

The Kia Niro is a small SUV but not the smallest that has now been on the market for a few months. The Kia comes with some or all electrification. The basic hybrid, the plug in hybrid and the all electric model.

The basic mild hybrid is priced at $40,000. Kia is currently offering to add only $2000 for on road costs

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