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by Suman
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Spare wheel

I bought the full size spare wheel from Jennings motor group: https://www.jenningsmotorgroup.co.uk/shop/view/g5f40ak100-kia-niro-alloy-wheel-18/ and bought a matching Michelin Pilot Sport tyre from blackcircles.com. It cost a fair amount, but I wanted to feel more secure in the event of a puncture o...
by Suman
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

One solution is to play your MP3 files via Bluetooth on the phone. Alternatively, use Android Auto or Carplay for a better experience, especially if you have a lot of data and one of the music subscriptions. I have a google play music subscription and I do like being able to play pretty much any son...
by Suman
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 61
Views: 8990

Re: Fuel consumption

True - I run the heater to defog the windows and warm up the car, then switch it off after a few minutes, since I figure the car engine will be running for the first few minutes anyway.
by Suman
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

Pippy. Polo if it's enabled on your Niro (It wasn't on my car but I haven't checked since I had the firmware updated) you can do it via instructions on page 5/23 from the instruction manual which can be downloaded from here: https://carmanuals2.com/get/kia-niro-2017-owner-s-manual-99670 Note however...
by Suman
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 61
Views: 8990

Re: Fuel consumption

Yes the aircon appears to work in climate control mode, and the heated seats and steering wheel also work in EV mode.
by Suman
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 61
Views: 8990

Re: Fuel consumption

It appears that, counterintuitively, you can use the A/C to heat/warm the car and it will run in EV mode more often than if the A/C is off. The 'driver only' setting does seem to also make a big difference to EV running. So on the regular hybrid at least, it would appear the best economy is achieved...
by Suman
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Audio system losing DAB radio
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Audio system losing DAB radio

It's been intermittent but is back again. It seemed to be affected by the change in temperature. I still suspect a loose connection somewhere in the aerial but for now it's all good.
by Suman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Media unit stays on
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Media unit stays on

Many people may drive to a destination, park up and wait in the vehicle. They may wish to hear some music.

If left on for more than a few minutes, there is a warning about battery discharge that appears on the display.
by Suman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 61
Views: 8990

Re: Fuel consumption

I managed 57.7mpg today on my 8 mile commute in London. Yesterday I got 49mpg. The difference was that today I switched off the heater and let the cabin stay cold.
by Suman
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Niro PHEV on order
Replies: 12
Views: 736

Re: Niro PHEV on order

I don't see the economic benefits of the PHEV at list price to be honest. Even if you charged and used the maximum range every day, that's 365 x 30 miles - 10950 miles a year on battery power. Given that electric power works out at around 2p a mile and the regular HEV at 60mpg works out at around 9p...

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