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by Suman
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Hi

The main thing you will likely notice with the Niro is it appears to have no power initially but that's just due to the way the throttle is mapped in default eco mode. You get used to it and it encourages smooth driving. In Sport mode, the Niro has a surprisingly quick step off from the line.
by Suman
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: BLUETOOTH VOICE CONTROL / ANDROID AUTO
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: BLUETOOTH VOICE CONTROL / ANDROID AUTO

Regular voice control is disabled once you enable either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Why I don't know, but that's just the way they've set it...

This limitation is mentioned in the user manual somewhere.
by Suman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Lane Keep Assist
Replies: 7
Views: 3290

Re: Lane Keep Assist

I only use it on the motorways, and I'm glad it's available and easily switchable. It, along with the adaptive cruise control and android auto, swung my choice to buy the Niro instead of a Toyota Prius Excel.
by Suman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 4310

Re: Spare wheel

This is the spare wheel in its cradle under the boot of my car...

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by Suman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Audio system losing DAB radio
Replies: 11
Views: 4304

Re: Audio system losing DAB radio

I noticed recently that the DAB signal cuts out when there are double decker buses or certain lorries nearby (next to my car) as I'm driving.
by Suman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 4310

Re: Spare wheel

You need to remove both the upper and lower foam storage units under the boot floor, then the full size wheel and tyre fits perfectly in the space. There's even room just about to put in a wheel brace and jack. I'll take a photo later and upload it here.
by Suman
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 4310

Re: Spare wheel

Yesterday I reversed over a blade in a supermarket car park and the tyre was damaged beyond repair. I'm so glad I had bought the full size spare wheel now. Getting a replacement tyre today.
by Suman
Fri May 25, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Google Maps navigation volume?
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Re: Google Maps navigation volume?

You're not seeing this option when the phone is running in Android Auto because it's a deliberately simplified interface, to promote safer driving. To see the volume settings you refer to, you need to unplug your phone from the car, run Google Maps directly on it, then: 1. Press the 3 lines button i...
by Suman
Tue May 15, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Lane Keep Assist
Replies: 7
Views: 3290

Re: Lane Keep Assist

I've had it work with green lane markings in the past. I think it may be partly due to the colour, but also the width of the lane has an effect - if it's too narrow or too wide, the LKAS will not work.
by Suman
Sun May 13, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Niro PHEV compared to Hyundai Ioniq plug-in?
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: Niro PHEV compared to Hyundai Ioniq plug-in?

Whilst I know that this is a Niro forum, since you're concerned about boot space, have you considered the Kia Optima Estate PHEV? They can be had nearly new (67 plate) for less than £25,000.

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