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by Stepshort
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Brake Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 3592

Re: Brake Lights

If you look at the regenerative, grey part of the display there is a thin bit to start, then it goes thick. As far as I can determine the brake lights come on (roughly) where you go into the thick part, whether through the foot brake or cruise control or whatever. This is also the point at which the...
by Stepshort
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Eco v Sport mode
Replies: 5
Views: 4600

Re: Eco v Sport mode

If I'm first in line at the lights I slip into Sports mode, for a quick getaway, especially if multiple lanes, leave all the others behind. Also when pulling away at a roundabout if it's busy, can slip into a smaller gap.
by Stepshort
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Fuel Economy in cold weather
Replies: 7
Views: 6501

Re: Fuel Economy in cold weather

The engine will run more because of heating, lights, screen heaters etc all being used more.
by Stepshort
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Satnav manual - soft copy attached (I hope)
Replies: 2
Views: 4089

Re: Satnav manual - soft copy attached (I hope)

Brilliant, I've emailed it to my wife with instructions to read, understand and inwardly memorize.
by Stepshort
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: steering wheel controls
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

Re: steering wheel controls

I used to worry about this, but having had mine over a year now I can honestly say it doesn't matter at all. I know all the controls by touch and feel, and I can hear how loud the radio is when I turn it up or down.
by Stepshort
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro in winter conditions - advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 5710

Re: Niro in winter conditions - advice please

I live in Norfolk and just had our first winter in our Niro 4. It wasn't a harsh winter, but we had some ice and plenty of rain and the Niro coped really well , on what are probably similar roads to the Chilterns, and is currently doing just over 60 to the gallon. I will also say that it coped a lot...
by Stepshort
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: High beam assist
Replies: 7
Views: 6453

Re: High beam assist

I had a Qashqai before my Niro4, and to be honest I gave up using the high beam assist. So often it would fail to dip fast enough and I would be scrambling for the manual dip. It was particularly useless on hills and corners. With the Niro I know where I am.
by Stepshort
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Spare Tire for 2019 Hybrid Niro
Replies: 3
Views: 4339

Re: Spare Tire for 2019 Hybrid Niro

We are in UK and have a Niro 4 , we bought a full size spare wheel and that easily fits in the space under the floor
by Stepshort
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro
Replies: 30
Views: 15893

Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Stepshort wrote: ↑ Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:20 am Re spare wheels, I had a bad experience in France a couple of years ago where a tyre was ripped. No way a can of squirt would have worked, but the Merc had a spacesaver spare which enabled us to complete that day's travel, and then spend the next day find...
by Stepshort
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Economy??
Replies: 12
Views: 7036

Re: Economy??

We got ours (Niro 4) new in September, average driving style, got around 63 to the gallon. Now in winter this has gone down to 50. But it is noticeable that the same journey on a cold or warm day will give very different mpg. Also starting from cold the displayed figure will drop steadily for the fi...