Kia is aiming to shake up the world of hybrid vehicles with the launch of the all-new Niro, priced from just £21,295.
The company stated that the 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 fuel economy of up to 74.3mpg, the Niro will make a significant contribution in helping Kia meet its pledge to reduce the average emissions of its range by 25% before 2020.
The new Niro is not based on any other Kia but is a dedicated hybrid model with an all-new platform which will only ever be used for electrified vehicles.
It also has a 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.