Kia Niro Hybrid
Kia recently announced that it will be selling the hybrid Niro SUV in New Zealand, with first sales starting sometime in the first quarter of 2018. Kia claims a combined fuel consumption figure of 3.8 L/100km for the Niro hybrid, which recently set a Guinness World Record of 76.6mpg (3.69L/100km) for the lowest fuel consumption for a hybrid car. The hybrid model will also be joined by a plug-in hybrid version of the Niro, which can achieve considerably better fuel economy thanks to its larger battery pack and bigger electric motor, allowing it to travel distances under electric power alone. Kia claims an impressive 1.3L/100km combined consumption for the plug-in. The new plug-in version of the Niro, which has only recently been released to international markets, has a larger battery pack and can travel up to 40 kilometres on battery power alone, without the assistance of its petrol engine. Todd Mcdonald, General Manager of Kia Motors New Zealand says: “The Niro Plug-in is not just a fuel-efficient vehicle, but it’s a great SUV as well and we are excited to be able to bring it to New Zealand and add it into our very popular SUV range.” Prices will be announced closer to the Niro’s official launch.