Kia’s NIRO comes in three versions, an all-electric, a hybrid and the car we are driving now the Plug in Hybrid electric.
The PHEV (pronounced fev) is probably the best mix as you can drive everyday on all electric power if you don’t go too far and if that runs out you have the backup of the hybrid petrol power. It’s good for about 50k a day and then you go home and plug it in to charge for tomorrow.
It’s perfect for me as I do about 45k to work and back each day and I’ve driven it all week and still have about 600k till empty with petrol.
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The shape and size is good, plenty of room, like a mix between a hatch and a small SUV. It’s a breeze to park yet has enough room in the boot for everything I need.
The seats are really comfortable and the instruments are clear and easy to read. I like the large central tablet for the infotainment and connectivity. Hooking up my IPhone is simple.
The other thing I like is that the NIRO is packed with the latest safety features and has a five star rating.
The KIA Niro PHEV Sport is priced from about $53,990 plus the usual costs and you get a lot for that as well as 7 year warranty roadside assistance and capped price service..
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- Engine is best of both worlds
- Daily EV Range
- Fast charging ability
- Design seems a little dated
- No full size spare tyre
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2021 KIA NIRO PHEV
|Model Price||$53,990 MLP*|
|Engine||1.6L Plug in Hybrid Electric (PHEV)|
|Drivetrain||FWD 6 Sp Sport DCT|
|Power||77.2kW @ 5,700 rpm|
|Torque||147Nm @ 4,000 rpm|
|Safety||5 Star ANCAP|
|Range / Charging time||Theoretical 3308km @ 1.3L/100K plus EV Mode|
|0-100kmh / top speed||TBC|
|Servicing||Capped Price 12 months / 15,000 km|
|Warranty||7yr/ Unlimited km with 1 Yr. roadside assist conditional|
*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.
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