The brand-new hybrid crossover offering a greener way to travel


uel economy and regulatory targets are usually
 at the forefront of most fleet managers’ minds so a roster of hybrids is the perfect way to save on company fuel costs and decrease carbon emissions. The challenge is to find a vehicle that employees will actually want to drive.
One example of car manufacturers’ increasingly appealing offerings for company car drivers is the new Kia Niro PHEV (plug-in hybrid), which combines great eco-credentials with smart technology and a stylish, powerful and engaging driving experience. The model even topped the hybrid category in the Diesel Car and Eco Car 2017 Awards for its efficiency and practicality.
The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association 2018 Industry Outlook Report suggests that 2019 will be the year of the hybrid for electric car registrations – certainly now that the Government is starting to provide more financial and regulatory support for charging infrastructure and guidance on common standards.
Kia’s smart technology also helps make the driver's life easier, with the cockpit designed to work as an intelligent human-machine interface, presenting only important information and removing unnecessary distractions.
The car’s navigation system, powered by TomTom, keeps the driver up to date with the latest travel news thanks to the latest technology, while the elevated ride height makes for a great driving experience and a roomier interior, and the optional reversing camera is one example of a robust features list.
The Niro is the world’s first compact crossover with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and as a result of its heightened, statuesque presence, it does a great job of combining the versatility of an SUV with the efficiency of an eco-vehicle.
When plugged in with a charging cable its battery can go from empty to fully charged in as little as two hours 15 minutes, and with a full charge it offers a potential combined fuel economy of more than 200mpg and CO2 emissions of 29g/km.

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