Kia Niro SUV (2016 -) Road Tests

Review by Gareth Evans on
Last Updated: 10 Aug 2016
3.5
On an all-new platform with a completely new powertrain, this new small hybrid SUV, the Niro, does two important jobs for Kia. Firstly, it gives the company a much-needed rival to the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke and Renault's Captur; and, secondly, with both the hybrid and SUV segments growing strongly (the former, Kia anticipates, at the expense of diesel power) it provides eco-friendly competition for a growing raft of hybrids including Toyota's Prius.

Road Tests

The Parkers' test team have road tested the following versions of the Kia Niro SUV

Kia Niro SUV (16 on) Road Tests

Version Date of Road Test Rating

2 1.6 GDi 1.56kWh lithium-ion 139bhp 6DCT auto 5d

04 Aug 2016

4 out of 5

First Edition 1.6 GDi 1.56kWh lithium-ion 139bhp 6DCT auto 5d

10 Aug 2016

3 out of 5