Kia has started sale of the Niro in Spain, a car born to be sold initially with hybrid technology (along 2017, It is also planned an interesting marketing plug-in hybrid version).
He Kia Niro 1.6 HEV -official name under which it sells hybrid Kia Niro enchufable-, is included within the category of compact SUV. In fact, it militates in the same segment as the Kia Sportage, but in practice is more familiar compact crossover, with verified down 170 mm height dimension is reached in the top of the cover casing, and a length of 4.35 meters.
He Kia Niro 1.6 HEV It combines an electric motor with a petrol 1.6 liter four-cylinder direct injection Atkinson cycle. The hybrid system jointly yields 141 hp and automatic gearbox double clutch makes the mechanical combination operate satisfactorily, with remarkable results in fuel consumption and adequate benefits.
The actual consumption we have obtained with the Kia Niro 1.6 hybrid HEV They are authentic record in its class, proving to himself how little Toyota Prius can be consumed without resorting to risky forms of bodywork.
With a very precise computer, actual consumption we have obtained on the highway has been 4.8 l / 100 km city and 3.9 l / 100 km. Are undoubtedly surprising facts, since for the same routes the Toyota Prius It was less efficient, with actual consumption data of 5.7 l / 100 km (highway) and 4.6 l / 100 km (city).
Plug-in hybrid cars Volkswwagen GTE Golf and Audi A3 Sportback e-tron also they remain somewhat away from the consumption figures Kia Niro (5.6 l / 100 km on the highway and 5 l / 100 km in town for the two German cars), but benefits these two "twin brothers" is untreatable and succumbs Niro precipitously.
Finally, we must stress that the Kia Niro 1.6 hybrid HEV it has been extremely strong during the ordeals of services we perform in the circuit INTA, considering that we started our testing with only 107 kilometers.
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