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by Suman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro First Edition - Long Term Review
Replies: 7
Views: 5546

Niro First Edition - Long Term Review

I bought my Kia Niro First Edition on 24th April 2017. It was GWR Kia's demonstrator and it had 1394 miles on the clock. I originally agreed to buy it on 10th April but they later told me they weren't allowed to sell it on until it was 90 days old. I paid £22995 for the car and got a very generous v...
by Suman
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Connected services with BT Wifi and no smartphone
Replies: 16
Views: 7550

Re: Connected services with BT Wifi and no smartphone

Let us know how you get on away from home. As a fairly technical person (mobile app developer) myself who has BT Wifi as well, I'd be surprised if you could get it to work in the car away from home, as the Kia Niro doesn't appear to have the facility to connect to BT Wifi from a non-home hotspot wit...
by Suman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Connected services with BT Wifi and no smartphone
Replies: 16
Views: 7550

Re: Connected services with BT Wifi and no smartphone

You may find that your connected services disappear as soon as you drive out of range of the smart hub (ie. away from home).
by Suman
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 9049

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: 10
Views: 3757

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: 65
Views: 31990

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: 10
Views: 3757

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: 65
Views: 31990

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: 65
Views: 31990

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: 11
Views: 13705

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.