KIA Niro 1.6 GDi 1 139bhp DCT

  • OTR £21,635
  • Petrol Hybrid, Crossover
  • 1580cc (1.6 litre), Semi-automatic 6-speed, 5 door
88 g/km
74 mpg
NGC Rating

KIA Niro review

NGC verdict 16.09.2016

There are two main ways of going about designing a hybrid. You can take the efficiency above all else template which tends to make oddly styled machines that are a triumph of function over form. The Toyota Prius is in this category, but at least the current generation Prius now looks interesting whether the design appeals to you or not. The other method is to take a hybrid powertrain and place it in something rather more normal. This lessens the outright efficiency figures a little, but owners gain from a more practical car usually. Kia's Niro sits firmly in this latter branch of thinking, though unusually it was designed specifically as a hybrid and can only be bought as one. NGC tests the hybrid crossover to see how Kia's approach performs.

Review by Chris Lilly

Review by Chris Lilly

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Official MPG
74 mpg
3.8 litres/100km
Real MPG
52 mpg
5.4 litres/100km
Fuel cost
10.6 p/mile
Fuel price
122 p/litre


Official CO2
88 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
6 euro
NOx:4 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
0 least polluting


First Year
£90 17/18
Reg from 01/04/17
£130 17/18
Reg from 01/04/17
BIK rate
17% 17/18
19% (18/19)
22% (19/)

KIA Niro 1.6 GDi 1 139bhp DCT key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 5 seats
  • Engine Size
    1580cc (1.6 litre)
  • Transmission
    Semi-automatic 6-speed
  • Engine Power
    139 HP / 141 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    11.1 seconds
  • Top Speed
    101 mph / 163 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge

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Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:16th Mar 2018

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