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by niroal
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Driving tips to charge battery better.
Replies: 15
Views: 13073

Re: Driving tips to charge battery better.

Winter weather affects economical cars much more than uneconomical cars. As the engine is more thermally efficient than the norm, it has to run more to warm the interior up so the summer to winter differential will be much greater. As you can probably guess, the official figures are not done in the ...
by niroal
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: KIA UK E-mailed me a Niro brochure !
Replies: 9
Views: 7360

Re: KIA UK E-mailed me a Niro brochure !

My Kodiaq, 17 reg, and my Karoq, 68 reg both have LED headlights as do many other modern cars. So why should Kia have a problem? LED headlights are available in other markets on the E Niro so why does the U.K get the hind t*t? I can't help thinking Kia have made a 'blooper' using headlights from th...
by niroal
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: KIA UK E-mailed me a Niro brochure !
Replies: 9
Views: 7360

Re: KIA UK E-mailed me a Niro brochure !

Interesting to see the emissions changes under WLTP
by niroal
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: KIA UK E-mailed me a Niro brochure !
Replies: 9
Views: 7360

Re: KIA UK E-mailed me a Niro brochure !

My thought for the halogen only headlights on the PHEV & EV for right hand drive is if they were to offer LED lights it would be another light unit they would have to type approve for what is still a low volume car. Why they don't use the Xenon light already available from the Niro 4 is more of a my...
by niroal
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Foot Parking Brake
Replies: 56
Views: 34508

Re: Foot Parking Brake

I am neutral and parking brake if I can see other sets of lights meaning I can get pre warning of the change so I can get prepared. However one important thing on an upward slope, if you just release the parking brake while the car is in Drive, it can roll back, you have to have the footbrake presse...
by niroal
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Clear White vs. White Pearl. What's the difference ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4343

Re: Clear White vs. White Pearl. What's the difference ?

I have heard metallic / pearlecent white is harder to colour match if you need a repair.
by niroal
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV:- ICE vs EV mileage
Replies: 3
Views: 4410

Re: PHEV:- ICE vs EV mileage

Not that I've found. However as when the ICE is running, especially if it is just heating the interior, the car is physically being driven by the electric motor and regularly if you are asking for a bit more performance the car is being driven by both power sources. Also even when the EV range has o...
by niroal
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Wing Mirrors
Replies: 3
Views: 4384

Re: Wing Mirrors

I didn't know this feature existed. It may be something to do with the seat memory if the 4 has that. To stop it try to leave the mirror adjuster in the middle position rather than left or right, that may deactivate it if it is only 1 that drops. Failing that, if you select reverse, bring the mirror...
by niroal
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Economy??
Replies: 12
Views: 7356

Re: Economy??

leelec wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:26 am
Forgive me if this is a naive question but how would I know whether my Niro 4 is set to US gallons or Imperial?
It is within the settings on the trip computer. The settings screen is only available if the car is turned on, but not moving.
by niroal
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 17
Views: 11014

Re: New Owner

John, wow the Eco Sport is a serious drop down, a Fiesta based crossover. I had to move away from Ford (after 5 previous ones) as I wanted a non diesel auto car. The Focus was too small, the Mondeo too large a road footprint and the Kuga only available as a 1.5 4wd petrol if you wanted an auto & tha...