Published: 05 Aug 2016

Staff prepare for the arrival of Kia’s first hybrid model at Jennings

This month will see the all-new Kia Niro hybrid model going on sale at Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group.

Shaking up the world of hybrid vehicles with the launch of Kia’s first dedicated hybrid, the all-new Niro, priced from just £21,295, will be available to order from Monday 8 August at Jennings Kia’s Concorde Way dealership in Stockton and the Parsons Road branch in Washington.

Find out more about the Kia Niro

Niro combines the in-demand styling of a compact crossover vehicle with the low emissions and high fuel economy of a hybrid car.  With CO2 emissions as low as 88g/km and a fuel economy of up to 74.3mpg, combined with a generous level of specification, the Niro is set to appeal to customers across Teesside and Wearside.

With its crossover design, it is anything but a run-of-the-mill hybrid.  The Niro includes the latest connectivity and active safety technologies, including Kia Connected Services featuring TomTom®, wireless smartphone charging, autonomous emergency braking, smart cruise control and lane-keeping, blind spot and rear cross traffic warning systems.  The Niro also offers Android Auto – a first for Kia – which links Android smartphones to Google Maps navigation, Google Play music, hands-free calls and texts and voice recognition via pre-downloaded apps.

Steven Flack, franchise manager at the Jennings Kia dealership in Stockton, said; “More customers are becoming environmentally aware, with CO2 emissions now playing an important part in the car purchasing process.

“We know that drivers are keen to see a model with high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions and the Niro delivers just that.  We are proud to sell Kia cars for the people of Teesside and Wearside and welcome customers to the dealerships to test drive the wide range of models available.”

The Niro is a dedicated hybrid model on an all-new platform, which will only ever be used for electrified vehicles.  It also has an all-new powertrain featuring a 1.6-litre, 104bhp internal combustion engine and a 43.5bhp electric motor driving through a six-speed double-clutch automatic transmission.

In keeping with every Kia model, the Niro comes with a unique seven-year or 100,000 mile warranty, subject to wear and tear conditions.  The warranty – the best on any hybrid available in Britain – is fully transferable should the car be sold before the time or mileage limits have been reached.

The Kia Niro is available in a four model line-up badged ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘First Edition’.  All are comprehensively equipped with comfort, luxury, connectivity and driver assistance features.  Every version has a Lane Keeping Assist System, Hill-Start Assist Control, Cruise Control and a Speed Limiter.  Every Niro also has a DAB radio, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity and music streaming as standard.

Other models available in the new Kia model line-up at Jennings Kia, include the Picanto, Rio, Soul, Venga, cee’d GT, new cee’d, cee’d Sportswagon, new pro_cee’d, pro_cee’d GT, Carens, and all-new Optima, Sportage and Sorento.

The dealerships are also Motability accredited, which means those customers who are eligible to a new car through the programme, can take advantage of a three-year leasing contract. 

Find out more about the Kia Niro

Customers can also take advantage of a range of aftersales facilities, with a service, MOT and parts department on site at both dealerships.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Kia, contact Stockton on 01642 632299 or Washington on 0191 5525800.

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