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by Slartibartfast
Fri Oct 13, 2023 3:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New niro
Replies: 3
Views: 29601

Re: New niro

Which version of the Niro are you getting: HEV, PHEV or EV? I ask because if its the PHEV you won't be able to carry a spare wheel, because the traction battery occupies the space under the boot. I'm not sure what arrangements there may be in the HEV and EV, or what options those models have for spa...
by Slartibartfast
Thu Aug 31, 2023 10:58 am
Forum: Kia e-Niro
Topic: Charging Issues with Octopus
Replies: 3
Views: 12523

Re: Charging Issues with Octopus

Judging by what has been posted on another forum (Kia Owners Club) many people have had problems with Intelligent Octopus not talking to Kia Niros properly. And Kia are definitely aware of this. The Niro seems to be added to, and then dropped from the list of compatible vehicles with monotonous regu...
by Slartibartfast
Mon Jul 31, 2023 12:22 pm
Forum: Kia e-Niro
Topic: eNiro Reversing beep
Replies: 4
Views: 10506

Re: eNiro Reversing beep

There has been a lot of discussion about this on another forum (Kia Owners Club), and no solutions offered; apparently its a case of "put up with it: both you and your neighbours!". For what its worth, Kia seem to have heard the complaints, because the new Niro (like mine) has a very much ...
by Slartibartfast
Sun Jul 30, 2023 8:26 am
Forum: Faults & Technical Kia Niro
Topic: Niro 2 PHEV scheduled charging
Replies: 4
Views: 20691

Re: Niro 2 PHEV scheduled charging

My PHEV charges from almost empty to full in well under three hours using my Wallbox Pulsar Plus charger (7KW), so I don't know why your car thinks it would take over 5 hours. I've never used the three-pin charger, so can't give a comparative charging time for that. Admittedly my car is a Niro 4, bu...
by Slartibartfast
Thu Jul 06, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Towing a caravan
Replies: 2
Views: 9390

Re: Towing a caravan

No experience of towing, (no towbar fitted to mine) but for what its worth... I find that if I drive in HEV mode (as opposed to HEV Auto) the battery stays well charged (at least 90%) at all times, so there is always plenty of battery assist available for steep hills etc. The car thus behaves like a...
by Slartibartfast
Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Does the Niro EV come with mats as standard?
Replies: 1
Views: 8928

Re: Does the Niro EV come with mats as standard?

They appear in listings of accessories, so will be optional extras. When I ordered my Niro 4 PHEV I ordered the mats at the same time, and was not told that was unnecessary. Cost was £77.
by Slartibartfast
Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Delivery to UK
Replies: 9
Views: 33837

Re: Delivery to UK

Ordered Niro 4 PHEV on 12th September, estimated delivery: late November/early December. As of today 25th October) dealer has no information concerning production/delivery, but is not expecting a delay.
by Slartibartfast
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Eagerly awaiting new Niro 4 PHEV
Replies: 0
Views: 5908

Eagerly awaiting new Niro 4 PHEV

Just entering the world of plug-in hybrid motoring by ordering a 72 plate Niro 4 PHEV in Steel Grey for delivery late November/early December 2022. For the last seven years our main car has been a Skoda Yeti 1.2 TSi with DSG transmission. We feel it needs to be semi-retired now, and become our secon...