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by djbobbins
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Why emissions and mpg differences ?
Replies: 5
Views: 6500

Re: Why emissions and mpg differences ?

18" wheels might be slightly heavier but I think the main effect is higher rolling resistance owing to the greater width of the tyre. 225mm wide = nearly 10% wider than the 205mm 16" boot, so more rubber to stick to the road. Good for going around corners maybe, but not helpful for economy.
by djbobbins
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Niro 2 + ADAP; May
Replies: 0
Views: 2525

Niro 2 + ADAP; May

Hi all Having posted a few things in other topics, I thought it was time to introduce myself. I'm a company fleet driver, doing about 20,000 miles per year of mixed driving (motorways, rural lanes and a-roads, plus bits of urban driving). As I was coming to the end of my existing lease deal (a Skoda...
by djbobbins
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Full size spare
Replies: 34
Views: 19746

Re: Full size spare

Not a full size but from a bit of Googling this morning, I was able to find a space saver kit - 16" wheel, tyre, jack and brace for under £130. https://www.thewheelshop.co.uk/kia-niro-16-space-saver-spare-wheel-lifting-jack-and-wheel-brace.html (I've got no affiliation with the company in question, ...
by djbobbins
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Boot undertray
Replies: 28
Views: 18424

Re: Boot undertray

That's really helpful, thank-you. I will be having a think about getting a spare wheel (even if only a space saver) as I've seen people get caught out by splitting a sidewall on a tyre, having no spare and being miles away from somewhere to get it changed. In my case the company fleet provider cover...
by djbobbins
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Boot undertray
Replies: 28
Views: 18424

Re: Boot undertray

Does that mean it's onto the metal or is there a lower profile liner / carpeted floor in the boot?

I know I ought to have checked when I test drove the car, but the test car was the sales guy's own vehicle and had his golf clubs in the boot!
by djbobbins
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Do you want to tow with the Kia Niro?
Replies: 14
Views: 13004

Re: Do you want to tow with the Kia Niro?

The most recent news is that this is no longer true, Kia UK confirmed to me that they have no plan to bring the towing option to the UK as they do not believe there is any demand.
by djbobbins
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Boot undertray
Replies: 28
Views: 18424

Boot undertray

My Niro 2 is in order and due for delivery (hopefully) in late May. When we test drove, one of the slight concerns we had was about the size of the boot (bearing in mind the other vehicles we were considering were a Skoda Octavia or Superb estate). The width and (front to back) depth of the boot see...
by djbobbins
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Towing
Replies: 9
Views: 6926

Re: Towing

No turbo. Atkinson cycle. 100HP. I wouldn't buy that car for towing. And I have a Niro happily Exactly - if the dealers don't know the basics of pretty fundamental points regarding the engine, I guess I shouldn't be surprised that they don't know the UK spec model can't tow either. Personally I'd h...
by djbobbins
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Towing
Replies: 9
Views: 6926

Re: Towing

Recently ordered my Niro 2; I was nearly put off by the lack of towing capability but have decided to get a towbar on my wife's Zafira for the occasional fetching of firewood and fitting the towbar mounted cycle carrier. Prior to ordering I checked with both Lex (fleet provider at work) and Kia UK a...