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by jerrytaff
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: TPMS KIA Niro 2
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: TPMS KIA Niro 2

PHEV is different then. The top left button gives 4 pages of menus, and the top right is used for switching cruise control or speed limiting on. The toggle beneath the top left button is used for cycling through the displays.
by jerrytaff
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - Questions and Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: PHEV - Questions and Advice

Oh and by the way, Sports mode (CD) does use the engine. That's where the additional power comes from, but I think it holds the low gears longer too to improve the acceleration further.
by jerrytaff
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - Questions and Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: PHEV - Questions and Advice

There's a lot of confusion here.... There are 2 "Sports" modes - one where the gearchanges are automatic, and one where you have to make them manually. I thought that HEV mode always resulted in having to make the manual gearchange, but MerlinXL seems to think that only happens once down to 0 miles ...
by jerrytaff
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - Questions and Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: PHEV - Questions and Advice

Radar2018 (Just noticed the typo in my previous post. Meant to say "I don't pretend that this answer is definitive") They stopped doing the free charger between my test drive and making the purchase. However, in the end I bought a low mileage 6 month old ex-demonstrator. As it wasn't a purchase from...
by jerrytaff
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - Questions and Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: PHEV - Questions and Advice

It seems that the ICE is only needed with the aircon when it is being used for heating the car. As far as electric use strategy is concerned, I think it best to use at least part of the electric charge first. That way you can still get the regen effects when coasting or braking downhill - if the bat...
by jerrytaff
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: TPMS KIA Niro 2
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: TPMS KIA Niro 2

The TPMS display is accessed by using the inner set of controls to the right of the centre of the steering wheel. The upper button one selects between several different sets of displays, and the up/down toggle takes you through that set in sequence. I suggest you cycle through all the displays avail...
by jerrytaff
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: New to hybrid.
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Re: New to hybrid.

I think you will enjoy it. What sort of journeys will you be doing? If limited to 25-30 miles or so around town you can pretty much avoid using any petrol. The electric motor has enough power unless accelerating hard -e.g overtaking up hill or getting from 30mph on slip-road up to motorway speed. Th...
by jerrytaff
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: New to hybrid.
Replies: 4
Views: 1893

Re: New to hybrid.

ICE uses minimal fuel for AC, slightly more if heating is required - brings the MPG over the first 30 miles or so down from infinite to round about 95mpg. I use dipped hedlights most of the timne and despite being inefficient - non-LEDs they don't seem to reduce the ICE-free miles significantly. I a...
by jerrytaff
Fri May 17, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Towing
Replies: 10
Views: 5581

Re: Towing

The government website says that the V5C "often" displays the maximum towing mass. Apparently, the definitive place to look is the chassis plate - inside the front passenger's door. It does not give the towing weight directly, but should give a Gross Combination Weight, and a Gross Vehicle Weight. T...
by jerrytaff
Mon May 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: OEM Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 10123

Re: OEM Tyres

Yeah, YouTube reviewers quite often don't really know what they're talking about. Make sure you only listen to and watch trusted reviewers, nowadays any old twit with a video camera thinks they're some big time reviewer. So who would you trust? Unfortunately its not just old twits with video camera...

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