New Kia Niro UK prices and specs confirmed
April 22, 2022 by
The new Kia Niro is available to pre-order now as UK specs are confirmed for new hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions of this popular SUV. Read on for full details…
- New Kia Niro revealed
- Available as a hybrid or electric car
- Costs from £27,745
- Available to pre-order now
- Completely revised design
- Sustainable interior materials
- UK deliveries expected in second half of 2022
You can pre-order the new Kia Niro now. It’s available as a conventional hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and a fully electric car and costs from £27,745 for an entry-level hybrid model in ‘2’ guise.
New Kia Niro prices and specs
The new Kia Niro comes in three trim levels: ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’. Each trim level is available with a hybrid engine, a plug-in hybrid system or as a fully electric car.
New Kia Niro ‘2’ – from £27,745
In ‘2’ trim, the new Kia Niro comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, fabric seats, rear parking sensors, cruise control and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist recognition.
There’s also a 4.2-inch driver’s display and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring.
Hybrid Kia Niros in ‘2’ trim cost from £27,745. Plug-in hybrid versions cost from £32,775. Fully electric versions cost from £34,995 but come with extra kit including 17-inch alloy wheels and a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display.
New Kia Niro ‘3’ – from £30,495
Pick a Kia Niro ‘3’ and you get 18-inch alloy wheels, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a heated steering wheel and faux leather heated seats with adjustable driver lumbar support.
You also get a wireless phone-charging pad, tinted rear windows and blind-spot warning.
The Kia Niro ‘3’ in hybrid guise costs from £30,495. Plug-in hybrid models cost from £35,525. Electric versions will set you back £37,745, but they also come with a three-pin plug socket and the ability to charge large electrical appliances using the car’s battery.
New Kia Niro ‘4’ – £33,245
The top-spec Kia Niro ‘4’ comes with the same kit as ‘3’ models but adds a head-up disdplay, dual 10.25-inch screens, heated rear seats and cooled front seats.
You also get vegan-leather seat trim made from eucalyptus trees, a beefier Harman Kardon stereo, an electric sunroof and extra safety kit including automatic emergency braking while parking.
The standard Kia Niro hybrid in ‘4’ trim costs from £33,245. A plug-in hybrid will set you back from £38,275. Range-topping electric versions in ‘4’ trim cost from £40,495.
New Kia Niro design
One thing that’s clear about the new Kia Niro is just how drastically different it looks compared with the old car. This is even more obvious if you go for the optional two-tone paintwork (shown in these photos.)
Upfront it sports ultra-thin LED lights and a full-width chrome bar sitting above a thin grille.
The brake lights have been pushed so far out on the rear of the car that they’re practically on the side of the new Kia Niro, while some red reflectors on the bumper mimic the shape of the car’s daytime running lights.
New Kia Niro interior
The interior of the Kia Niro is made of sustainable materials, with the roof trim made of recycled wallpaper, seats from bioplastics and even water-based paint on the door panels.
You’ll have the pick of three upholstery options, named ‘Charcoal’, ‘Medium Grey’ and ‘Petrol’. 74-colour ambient lighting has been introduced throughout the cabin too.
The layout of the cabin is similar to the new Kia EV6, with a low-set centre console and an infotainment system that’s angled slightly towards the driver, too.
Entry-level ‘2’ cars come with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and a dinky 4.2-inch digital driver’s display. Mid-range ‘3’ versions add a bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen while top-spec ‘4’ cars get the dual-screen layout you can see above.
New Kia Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid
You’ll have the option of two hybrid engines for the Kia Niro. Both use a 1.6-litre petrol engine linked up to an electric motor, though one is a ‘self-charging’ hybrid and the other a plug-in hybrid.
The ‘self-charging’ option produces 141hp, and will utilise new location-based technology. This will allow the car to automatically switch to electric-only mode in areas where exhaust emissions are deemed particularly harmful — including near schools, hospitals and residential areas.
The new plug-in hybrid model produces 182hp and has around 40 miles of electric-only range. Both cars will use a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
New electric Kia Niro
The new Kia Niro will also be available as an electric car, although it’ll drop the previous model’s e-Niro name.
The electric Kia Niro comes with a 64.8kWh battery that gives it a claimed range of 287 miles. You’ll be able to recharge the battery from 10% to 80% full in as little as 45 minutes using fast public chargers. That’s nine minutes less than with the old Kia e-Niro electric car.
The new electric Kia Niro Its 204hp electric motor can accelerate the car from 0-60mph in 7.8 seconds and allows you to tow braked trailers weighing up to 750kg.