KIA has revealed UK pricing and specification details for its new Niro crossover which will be available with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and purely electric powertrains.
The line up will start from £27,745 for the hybrid, £32,775 for the plug-in and £34,995 for the EV version.
All three variants are available in Kia's ‘2', ‘3' or ‘4' grades, with a price rise of Â£2,750 between each trim level.
The hybrid and plug-in hybrid ‘2' models feature 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a dual-height boot floor for extra versatility, rear parking sensors and camera system, an 8.0-inch touchscreen display with DAB radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and 4.2-inch supervision cluster.
Standard driver assistance technologies include Forward Collision Avoidance with car, pedestrian and cyclist recognition and junction crossing and smart cruise control.
The Niro EV ‘2' additionally pairs an 8.0-inch touchscreen display with 10.25-inch instrument cluster and also feature 17-inch alloy wheels, an 11kW on-board charger, and a battery heating system.
Mid-range ‘3' grade has 18-inch alloy wheels, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation system, cloth and faux leather upholstery, a 4.2-inch TFT instrument cluster, front parking sensors, keyless smart entry and start, and heated seats and steering wheel.
equipment also includes rear privacy glass, driver lumbar support, highway driving assist, blind spot collision avoidance for the rear, a wireless smartphone charger, and adjustable multi-angle rear seats.
Niro EV ‘3' models also have a Vehicle-to-Device (V2L) functionality with a three-pin plug socket as standard, with the option of a heat pump. V2L made its debut on the Kia EV6 and means that any unused battery charge can be used to power external electrical appliances, thanks to the bi-directional ability of the car's EV power pack.
Top specification ‘4' grade adds a head-up display, twin 10.25-inch touchscreen and instrument cluster display, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats, front passenger premium relaxation seating, a power operated tailgate, electric sunroof, an uprated Harman Kardon premium sound system, driver's side memory seating, and front passenger lumbar support.
Additional technologies include remote smart parking assist and parking collision-avoidance assist. The Niro EV in ‘4' also feature Kia's Highway Driver Assist 2 and Forward Collision Avoidance 2 with additional functionality.
Pricing for the Niro Hybrid ‘3' starts from Â£30,495 and Â£33,245 for ‘4' grades while the plug-in is priced from Â£35,525 for the ‘3', and Â£38,275 for top-spec ‘4' model.
The EV in ‘3' grade costs from Â£37,745 and rises to Â£40,495 for the ‘4' model.
The latest car is an important model in Kia's newly eco-focused line-up, which is set to include 14 battery electric models by 2027.
The Niro has become Kia's second best-selling model in the UK since its launch in 2016, with more than 70,000 sold to-date. The fully electric e-Niro - introduced in 2018 - now accounts for 55 per cent of all Niro sales in the UK.
During 2021 the e-Niro was the second best-selling pure electric vehicle in the entire UK market.
Deliveries of the new model are expected to start in the autumn.