The Kia Niro has been named the Best Hybrid by DieselCar and EcoCar Magazine for the second year in a row. The Niro was also placed at 48 in the Top 50 list of cars to buy.
Launched in 2016, the Kia 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 fuel economy of up to 74.3mpg for the hybrid and 29g/km CO2 and fuel economy of 217.3mpg for the PHEV, Niro will be significant in helping Kia meet its pledge to reduce the average emissions of its range by 25 per cent before 2020.
Ian Robertson, Editor of DieselCar and EcoCar Magazine commented on the win: “The Kia Niro was one of the first hybrid models to embrace crossover styling, making it more practical for families and a bit more stylish too. Sitting just below the Sportage in size, it’s ideal for driving in town where its twin-clutch automatic gearbox also pays dividends. Fuel economy of around 70mpg is easy on the wallet and upgrading to the plug-in hybrid version boosts the official laboratory figure to an astounding 217mpg. This is thanks to an all-electric driving range of up to 36 miles.”
Stuart Griffiths, General Manager at Brindley Kia Tipton said: “This is great recognition for Niro and the other fantastic Kia models we offer here at Brindley Kia. Until the end of June, customers who visit our branches in Tipton and Wolverhampton can receive £1,000 off any of Kia’s hybrid range if they decide to buy after a test drive. We look forward to welcoming customers to the dealership to take the Hybrid Challenge!”
To find out more about the Hybrid Challenge click here.