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by Suman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Media unit stays on
Replies: 1
Views: 3492

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: 65
Views: 31990

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: 5141

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...
by Suman
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Seat comfort
Replies: 8
Views: 5802

Re: Seat comfort

Seat comfort in the Niro is in my opinion its biggest problem. It's not so bad in the First Edition with the adjustable lumbar support and good range of adjustment, but for the front passenger seat, I have added a lumbar support cushion from Amazon which makes all the difference.
by Suman
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Custom POI
Replies: 2
Views: 7103

Re: Custom POI

Given that the Sat Nav is likely similar for all Kia models, it might be worth trying out the solution found here: http://www.kiaownersclub.co.uk/forum/ad ... 25478.html
by Suman
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.
Replies: 10
Views: 3757

Re: Mode button - LH side of steering wheel.

If you have My Music enabled, it's possible that it won't show up until you've actually copied music to it from your USB drive. Perhaps plugin in your USB drive and copy some files over, then see if it appears.
by Suman
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Temporary Spare wheel and tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 7239

Re: Temporary Spare wheel and tyre

I didn't get RAC membership as I didn't buy the car new. I got it as a demonstrator so it was technically second hand. Even with breakdown membership, they would generally take me to the nearest garage but on a Sunday they would likely be closed and thus I would not be able to get home. At least wit...
by Suman
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Temporary Spare wheel and tyre
Replies: 9
Views: 7239

Re: Temporary Spare wheel and tyre

I've just bought a full size spare wheel and tyre today and it fills the underfloor area completely. But I think it's a small price to pay for peace of mind since I recently had a bolt go through my tyre on a Sunday almost 100 miles from home and I was very lucky to find an open tyre fitter who coul...
by Suman
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Audio system losing DAB radio
Replies: 11
Views: 13704

Re: Audio system losing DAB radio

I spoke too soon. The DAB radio has gone again...
by Suman
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: SATNAV speed camera warning
Replies: 24
Views: 14614

Re: SATNAV speed camera warning

A mobile Wifi unit is a device that connects to the Internet over 3G/4G via a SIM card and broadcasts a WiFi signal to the surrounding area which you can connect to. You would typically purchase it with a set amount of data which lasts for a given period, which you then pay to top up. It's an altern...