Auto Express - - Winter Driving Special -

WANT proof that SUVS sell? Look no fur­ther than the Kia Niro. Its petrol-elec­tric hy­brid run­ning gear apes the Toy­ota Prius, but it gets a rugged look to ap­peal to buy­ers.

There isn’t much off-road sub­stance to the styling, and no four-wheel drive, so you may as well go for the cheap­est ver­sion, with com­pany car-friendly CO2 emis­sions of 88g/km and 74.3mpg of­fi­cial econ­omy. Plus, Kia has bol­stered the range with a plug-in hy­brid claim­ing nearly 220mpg.

Price range: £23,135-£30,495 Our pick: 1.6 GDI 2 (£23,135) En­gine: 1.6-litre petrol/ elec­tric mo­tor, 139bhp Trans­mis­sion: DCT auto, front-wheel drive Top speed: 101mph Econ­omy: 74.3mpg CO2: 88g/km

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