Kia’s upgraded Niro Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid models are now on sale in the UK, with prices starting from £24,590.
That price secures a ‘2’ model Hybrid model with the range topping out at £29,270 for the ‘4’ trim. The Plug-In Hybrid is available exclusively in ‘3’ grade at £31,945.
A visual overhaul has been made to both cars in an effort to bring it in line with its all-electric stablemate — the e-Niro — bringing new bumpers both front and rear to the crossover, along with newly-designed LED head and taillights and daytime running lights.
Rounding off the fresh aesthetic are redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels on Hybrid ‘2’ models, with new 18-inch diamond-cut units on ‘3’ and ‘4’ options. Plug-In Hybrid variants also boast newly-designed 16-inch units.
Inside both cars, new soft-touch materials have been introduced to give a more premium feel to the cabin while new gloss black trim pieces with satin chrome highlights feature. A 10.25-inch TFT-LCD infotainment display on ‘3’ and ‘4’ cars, with the latter also benefiting from a seven-inch screen in the instrument cluster. Grade ‘2’ models are fitted with an eight-inch infotainment display.See Available Kia Niro deals
An electric parking brake now features on the Hybrid and Plug-In, along with steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles.
Safety tech has been enhanced too. ‘Stop & Go’ has been added the car’s Adaptive Smart Cruise Control system, allowing the car to bring itself to a halt in slow traffic. Lane Following Assist has also been introduced, which can aid with lane changing and also automatically maintain a safe distance from surrounding traffic.