KIA Niro 1.6 GDi PHEV 139bhp DCT

  • OTR £27,995
  • Including OLEV grant (Category 2)
  • Plug-in Petrol Hybrid, Crossover
  • 1580cc (1.6 litre), Semi-automatic 6-speed, 5 door
29 g/km
217 mpg equiv
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
217 mpg
1.3 litres/100km
Official test
Fuel only
67 mpg
4.2 litres/100km
Official test
Fuel only
47 Real mpg
6 litres/100km


Official CO2
29 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
6 euro
NOx:2 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
0 least polluting


First Year
£0 17/18
Reg from 01/04/17
£130 17/18
Reg from 01/04/17
BIK rate
9% 17/18
13% (18/19)
16% (19/)

KIA Niro 1.6 GDi PHEV 139bhp DCT key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 5 seats
  • Motor Power
    1580cc + 44.5 kW (elec)
  • Transmission
    Semi-automatic 6-speed
  • Engine Power
    139 HP / 141 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    10.4 seconds
  • Top Speed
    107 mph / 172 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    100% Discount ULED
  • Vehicle Inlets
    Type 2
  • Eligible for OLEV grant
  • Official EV driving range
    36 miles
  • Rapid charging option

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Date Updated:16th Mar 2018

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