The Niro is available with three alternative fuel powertrains; hybrid, plug-in hybrid or fully electric. The first model of the Niro family, the Niro HEV is capable of fuel economy of up to 58.9mpg. With the ability of travelling up to 36 miles on battery power alone, the Niro PHEV delivers low-cost, high-efficiency motoring in a stylish crossover package. The award winning fully electric e-Niro now comes in a three grade line-up offering up to 282 miles and three-phase charging.
Ian Robertson, DieselCar & EcoCar Editor commented on the Niro’s wins: “For anyone who thinks alternative fuel cars like the Prius and Leaf look too quirky, the Niro makes a great alternative thanks to its on-trend SUV styling. Hidden under its bodywork are hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric powertrains, and each of them are best of the breed. A mid-life update earlier this year brought modest tweaks to the exterior, together with a significant uplift in quality inside the cabin. We love the Niro for its roominess, its affordability and high equipment levels, not to mention the comprehensive seven-year warranty.”
Elsewhere on the list, the popular Sportage placed at number 14 and was Kia’s highest ranking model in the Top 50. The Sportage was praised for its equipment, pricing and engines. The Ceed was at number 22 for its stylish design, long list of standard kit and low running costs, while the ProCeed was applauded for it striking design and boot capacity, coming in at number 32.
David Simpson, our Kia Sales Manager commented: “The Niro family is very popular here in the Ballymena area, particularly as more and more customers are looking to swap to a greener choice for their vehicle. There is such a great range offered that it is easy to match the right car to your requirements. It’s fantastic to see that so many of our products ranked highly in the DieselCar and EcoCar Top 50 again in 2020 and it is a true testament to the popularity and quality of our vehicles.”