UK Range and Equipment

A four-model range, all with a high standard specification

With its SUV/crossover design, Niro is not only a hybrid car which aims to offer buyers low-emissions, low-cost ownership, but also a desirable model in its own right. With that in mind, Kia has devised a simple, four-model UK line-up – designated ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ – offering plenty of choice while ensuring a high standard specification for every version.

All models have an identical powertrain, with a new 1.6-litre direct-injection (GDI) unit from the Kappa family, specifically engineered for use in hybrid cars, paired with a 32kW (43bhp) electric motor and a six-speed dual-clutch (6DCT) automatic transmission driving the front wheels. Together, the two power units produce a maximum 139bhp, with 265Nm of torque available in first gear for rapid acceleration from standstill.

The major difference in terms of driveline specification is in the choice of wheels and tyres. Grades ‘1’ and ‘2’ have 16-inch alloy wheels which facilitate maximum fuel saving and CO2 emissions reduction, while grades ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’ are fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels for buyers who are prepared to accept a slight increase in fuel consumption and emissions in return for a more robust-looking crossover appearance.

Highlights of the range model by model

Every version has a high active and passive safety specification along with connectivity features. A Lane Keep Assist System, Hill-start Assist Control, Cruise Control and a Speed Limiter are standard on every version, along with Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls and music streaming, and a DAB radio with MP3 compatibility.

Grade ‘2’ adds a 7-inch touchscreen navigation system with European mapping, a reversing camera and Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom. Kia Connected Services is free for seven years from the time the car is bought. Further additions for grade ‘3’ are an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with European mapping, a wireless mobile phone charger and an eight-speaker JBL Premium sound system with a 320-watt external amplifier. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-range ‘First Edition’ version also has Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection with a Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Smart Cruise Control.

Autonomous Emergency Braking and Smart Cruise Control are optionally available on grades ‘1’, ‘2’ and ‘3’ in an ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) package. With these features fitted, Niro has been awarded a five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP.

In addition to the advanced driver and connectivity features on grade ‘1’ there are 16-inch alloy wheels, a high-gloss black radiator grille with black and chrome surround, dual automatic air conditioning, an automatic windscreen de-fogging system, LED daytime running lights and tail lights, all-round electric windows and electric exterior mirror adjustment, USB and AUX ports, a speed limiter, a 3.5-inch TFT supervision cluster and a trip computer.

Grade ‘2’ adds a 4.2-inch TFT supervision cluster, high-gloss black trim highlights on the steering wheel, dashboard and doors, a leather-covered steering wheel and gearshifter, black cloth and leather upholstery, roof rails, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate, chrome interior and exterior door handles, reversing sensors, an under-floor tray and electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors with high-gloss casings.

The step up to grade ‘3’ brings 18-inch alloy wheels, black leather upholstery, front parking sensors, heated front seats and steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver's seat plus powered lumbar adjustment on both front seats and stainless steel scuff sill plates. This is all in addition to the JBL upgraded audio system, larger navigation screen and wireless mobile phone charger.

The ‘First Edition’ model is distinguished by unique stone grey leather trim and white steering wheel, dash and door inserts, but also exclusively provides a smart key and engine start/stop button, heated outer rear seats, ventilated front seats and an electric tilting and sliding sunroof on top of its additional active safety features.

All-New Niro Specification

EXTERIOR FEATURES & LIGHTING
'1'
'2'
'3'
'First Edition'
16" Alloy Wheels (205/60R16)
-
-
18" Alloy Wheels (225/45R18)
-
Matt Black Colour Radiator Grille
S
S
S
S
Body Coloured Door Mirrors
-
-
-
High Gloss Door Mirrors
-
Body Coloured Exterior Door Handles
-
-
-
Chrome Coated Exterior Door Handles
-
Black Side Sill & Wheel Arch Body Mouldings
S
S
S
S
Chrome Beltline Mouldings
S
S
S
S
Roof Rails
-
Rear Spoiler
S
S
S
S
Solar Glass
S
S
S
S
Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
-
Electric Sunroof
-
-
-
Manual Headlight Levelling Device
S
S
S
S
Automatic Headlight Control
S
S
S
S
Welcome & Follow-me-home Light Functionality
-
Bi-Xenon Headlights
-
-
-
Front Fog Lights
S
S
S
S
LED Daytime Running Lights
S
S
S
S
LED Rear Tail Lights
S
S
S
S
Rain Sensing Front Wipers
-
Electrically Heated and Adjustable Door Mirrors
-
-
-
Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicators
-
Driver's Wide View Door Mirror
S
S
S
S
Solid Paint
-
Metallic Paint
OPT
OPT
OPT
 
INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT
'1'
'2'
'3'
'First Edition'
Black Cloth Upholstery
-
-
Black Part Cloth & Leather Upholstery
-
-
-
Black Leather Upholstery*
-
-
-
Stone Grey Leather Upholstery*
-
-
-
Driver's Seat Height Adjuster
-
-
10-way Driver's Power Adjustable Seat (Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustment)
-
-
Driver Power Memory Seat Function
-
-
-
Heated Front Seats
-
-
Heated Outer Rear Seats
-
-
-
Ventilated Front Seats
-
-
-
Driver's Seat Power Lumbar Support
-
-
Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel Adjustment
S
S
S
S
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
-
Leather Trimmed Gearshift
-
Heated Steering Wheel
-
-
High Gloss Black Steering Wheel Trim
-
-
High Gloss Black Lower Console Trim
-
-
High Gloss Black Door Insert Trim
-
-
High Gloss White Steering Wheel Trim
-
-
-
High Gloss White Lower Console Trim
-
-
-
High Gloss White Door Insert Trim
-
-
-
Metallic Finish Centre Fascia Trim
-
-
-
High Gloss Black Centre Fascia Trim
-
Leather Trimmed Door Armrests*
-
Front & Rear Centre Armrests
S
S
S
S
Metallic Finish Interior Door Handles
-
-
-
Chrome Coated Interior Door Handles
-
Stainless Steel Door Scuff Plates
-
-
Light Grey Headlining
S
S
S
S
Foot Parking Brake
S
S
S
S
Dual Automatic Air Conditioning with Ioniser
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls
S
S
S
S
All-round Electric Windows with Driver's Auto Up/Down Function
-
-
All-round Electric Windows with Driver and Front Passenger Auto Up/Down Function
-
-
Cruise Control & Speed Limiter
-
Adaptive Smart Cruise Control Function (SCC)****
OPT
OPT
OPT
Auto-dimming Rear-view Mirror
-
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)
S
S
S
S
Remote Central Door Locking with Fold-away Key
-
Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System
-
-
-
Aluminium Pedals
-
-
-
 
STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING
'1'
'2'
'3'
'First Edition'
60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats
S
S
S
S
3 x Passenger Assist Grips
S
S
S
S
12v Power Socket (Rear Centre Console)
S
S
S
S
Cupholders in Rear Armrest
S
S
S
S
Rear Ventilation Duct
S
S
S
S
Seatback Pocket (Driver)
S
S
S
S
Seatback Pocket (Front Passenger)
-
-
Front & Rear Door Storage
S
S
S
S
Centre Console Storage Box
S
S
S
S
Ignition Keyhole Illumination
-
Centre Cabin Light
S
S
S
S
Map Lamp with Sunglasses case
S
S
S
S
Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
S
S
S
S
Luggage Area Light
S
S
S
S
Luggage Area Load Cover
S
S
S
S
Luggage Net Hooks
S
S
S
S
 
AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION
'1'
'2'
'3'
'First Edition'
6-speaker System
-
-
8-speaker JBL® Premium Sound System with Subwoofer, External Amp & Front Centre Speaker
-
-
DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility
S
S
S
S
Shark Fin Antenna
S
S
S
S
USB & AUX Ports for Connection of an Audio Media Device (iPod / Memory Stick)
S
S
S
S
USB port in centre console
-
Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming **
S
S
S
S
Wireless Mobile Phone Charger**
-
-
7" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)
-
-
-
8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping & Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC)
-
-
Android Auto Connectivity**
-
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® (Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search & Weather Updates)**
-
Reversing Camera System (Integrated into Satellite Navigation Screen)
-
Rear Parking Sensors***
-
Front Parking Sensors***
-
-
3.5" Supervision Cluster with LCD TFT Colour Display
-
-
-
4.2" Supervision Cluster with LCD TFT Colour Display
-
Trip Computer - Distance, Fuel Consumption, Average Speed
S
S
S
S
Digital Clock
S
S
S
S
 
ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS
'1'
'2'
'3'
'First Edition'
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
S
S
S
S
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
S
S
S
S
Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS)
S
S
S
S
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)****
OPT
OPT
OPT
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
S
S
S
S
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
-
-
-
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
S
S
S
S
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
S
S
S
S
Drive Mode Select
S
S
S
S
Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
S
S
S
S
 
PASSIVE SAFETY
'1'
'2'
'3'
'First Edition'
Twin Front Airbags
S
S
S
S
Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch
S
S
S
S
Twin Side Airbags (Front)
S
S
S
S
Twin Curtain Airbags with Roll-over Sensor
S
S
S
S
Knee Airbag (Driver)
S
S
S
S
All-round Height Adjustable Head Rests
S
S
S
S
ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings
S
S
S
S
Front Seatbelts Height Adjusters
S
S
S
S
All-round 3-point Seatbelts
S
S
S
S
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking
S
S
S
S
Grab-type Exterior Door Handles
S
S
S
S
 
SECURITY
'1'
'2'
'3'
'First Edition'
Advanced Anti-Theft System including Immobiliser & Alarm
S
S
S
S
Locking Wheel Nuts
S
S
S
S
Visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
S
S
S
S
Door Deadlocks
S
S
S
S
Interior Door Lock/Unlock Function
S
S
S
S
Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Dealer-Activated Feature)
S
S
S
S

- = unavailable on grade = available on grade S = standard across range