Article By Jodie Weeks

The New Kia Niro


• Kia's first dedicated hybrid and first ever hybrid in the UK available at Bells Kia in Northampton and Bedford

• Fuel economy of up to 74.3mpg with CO2 emissions from 88g/km

• Available with the latest connectivity and driver assistance features

• Four models with prices starting at £21,295 at Bells Kia

Kia is shaking up the world of hybrid vehicles with the launch of the all-new Niro, available at Bells Kiapriced from just £21,295 with an on-sale date of August 8. Niro combines the in-demand styling of a compact crossover vehicle with the low emissions and high fuel economy of a hybrid car. With CO2 emissions as low as 88g/km and a fuel economy of up to 74.3mpg, combined with a generous level of specification the Niro is set to appeal to customers in Northampton.

With its crossover design it is anything but a run-of-the-mill hybrid. The Niro includes the latest connectivity and active safety technologies, including Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom®, wireless smartphone charging, autonomous emergency braking, smart cruise control and lane-keeping, blind spot and rear cross traffic warning systems. The Niro also offers Android Auto – a first for Kia - which links Android smartphones to Google Maps navigation, Google Play music, hands-free calls and texts and voice recognition via pre-downloaded apps.

Laurence Handy from Bells Kia Northampton said:“We can’t wait to start talking to our customers about the all-new Kia Niro. We know that drivers in Northampton and Bedford are keen to see a model with high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions and the Niro delivers just that. We are proud to sell Kia cars for the people of Northampton and Bedford are welcome to come down for a test drive.”

The Niro is a dedicated hybrid model on an all-new platform which will only ever be used for electrified vehicles. It also has an all-new powertrain featuring a 1.6-litre, 104bhp internal combustion engine and a 43.5bhp electric motor driving through a six-speed double-clutch automatic transmission.

In keeping with every Kia model, Niro comes with a unique seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to wear and tear conditions. The warranty – the best on any hybrid available in Britain – is fully transferable should the car be sold before the time or mileage limits have been reached.