Kia have received another recognition award in this years' DieselCar and Eco Car Awards, with the all-new Kia Niro hybrid winning the 'Best Hybrid' category. The Kia Cee'd and the Sportage models were in within the top 50.
The all-new Niro was launched back in August 2016 and gives its drivers high efficiency and low running costs with the style, practicality and desirability of a compact crossover. Ian Robinson, Editor and Publisher of Diesel Car and Eco Car said: "Some hybrids have often come under fire for being awkwardly styled. but not so the Kia Niro, which embraces the booming crossover trend, but still offers wallet-friendly running costs."
Last years' car of the year for Diesel Car was the Kia Sportage and it came in at a respectable third place in the 2017 awards. Finally, the cee'd received highly positive recognition from the judges with its sharp, handsome looks, generous equipment levels, good road manners and economy.
A radar sensor behind the grille measures the distance to the vehicle ahead which automatically maintains a safe distance by controlling speed, even if the driver does not accelerate or brake. Available as a standard feature on the 'First Edition'.
Thanks to the location of the battery pack under the seats, the All-New Niro provides 427 litres of luggage space with rear seats and an impressive 1,425 litres when the rear seats are folded.
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) can detect a potential collision with a vehicle, pedestrian or obstacle, warn you and even apply maximum braking power to stop the vehicle or minimise damage. Available as a standard feature on the 'First Edition'.
The All-New Niro gives a high-tech impression with bi-functional lamps projecting high beam and low beam from a single light source.
Hybrid utility vehicle specified cluster creates a high-tech image and displays environmentally friendly information to help you go further. Available on the '2', '3' and 1st Edition.
This feature is designed to alert the driver that the vehicle is about to deviate from a traffic lane. The system helps the car stay on course within the centre of the lane by continuously applying a small amount of countersteering force.