Kia Niro PHEV

Plug-in Hybrid

Price from £27,995

Availability Current model
Available from September 2017
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £350 pcm

Annual VED £130
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 13
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £2500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range (Electric Only) between 16 - 30 mi

City - Cold Weather 23 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 16 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 19 mi
City - Mild Weather 30 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 20 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 25 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 11.0 sec
Top Speed 107 mph
Electric Range 22 mi
Fuel Range 760 km
Total Power 104 kW (139 hp)
Total Torque 195 lb-ft
Drive Front
Fuel Petrol

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 8.9 kWh
Port Location Left Side - Front
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 3.3 kW AC
Charge Time (0->22 mi) 2h45m
Charge Speed 9 mph
Battery Useable* 7.1 kWh
FC Port Location -
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 22 mi
Vehicle Consumption 320 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 125 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 36 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 195 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 205 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption (Electric Only) between 235 - 440 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 305 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 440 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 370 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 235 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 355 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 280 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 220 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 29 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 66 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 101 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 619 mi
Total Range NEDC 655 mi
Fuel Tank 43 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 260 / 83 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 26 / 80 g/km
Battery Empty Real 50 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 131 g/km
Fuel Range Real 472 mi
Total Range Real 494 mi
Engine Displacement 1,580 cc

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1494 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume 324 L
Cargo Volume Max 1322 L
Length 4355 mm
Width 1805 mm
Height 1545 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £30,440
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £3,957
BIK @ 20% £66 pcm
BIK @ 40% £132 pcm
BIK @ 45% £148 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Kia Niro PHEV. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Car Uses Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 3h45m 6 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 2h45m 9 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 2h45m 9 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 2h45m 9 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 2h45m 9 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the Kia Niro PHEV

Pricing

The Kia Niro PHEV has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £29,845 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £30,495. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Kia Niro PHEV is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £2,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Kia Niro PHEV is £27,995.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Kia Niro PHEV is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the Kia Niro PHEV is 104 kW (139 hp). The maximum torque is 195 lb-ft. The Kia Niro PHEV is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 11.0 seconds. The top speed is 107 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Kia Niro PHEV has a total capacity of 8.9 kWh. The usable capacity is 7.1 kWh (estimate). A range of about 22 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 16 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 30 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.3 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 2 hours 45 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 3 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Kia Niro PHEV is about 320 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 125 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 440 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 235 Wh per mile.

Fuel Consumption

The Kia Niro PHEV has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 494 mi, of which about 22 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.

When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 50 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 260 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 83 mpg over a 60 mile trip.

The combined average consumption of petrol of the Kia Niro PHEV will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 220 mpg and a range of 619 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

While driving in full-electric mode, the Kia Niro PHEV will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a Kia Niro PHEV will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.

When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 131 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.

CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 26 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 80 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 29 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.

More information from Kia

The link below will open the page of the Niro on the official Kia site.

Go to the Niro on the official Kia website.