Tuesday 17 September, 2019

MQI launches new KIA Niro Hybrid vehicle

Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Peter Phillips examining the vehicle with MQI representatives.

Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Peter Phillips examining the vehicle with MQI representatives.

MQI has unveiled the all-new 2019 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV), showing the dynamic and exciting experiences that come with Kia.  

The all-new Niro strikes the perfect balance for today's consumers and stakes claim to a unique position between the hybrid-electric vehicle and CUV segments. 

"The Niro hits the sweet spot for the Barbadian public, by offering the best of both worlds, it’s a game changing hybrid crossover that proves you can have it all - an engaging driving experience, utility, and most importantly, a stunning design" said Ivan Perez, Managing Director of MQI.  

"The SUV compact market continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments in the island, and the Niro offers a uniquely alluring yet practical package that consumers haven't seen before." 

The vehicle boasts of two hearts under the bonnet. It employs a parallel hybrid system that switches between gasoline and electric power or uses a combination of both and charges the battery whenever it can, thereby removing the need for a plug-in charging station.

The system is seamless and responsive while achieving class-leading efficiency. CO2 emissions are inspiringly low at 88 g/km. 

It has recently won the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Award and is priced at just BDS $99,900, inclusive of the usual KIA 5-year warranty. A huge bonus of the compact SUV is the reduction in fuel costs, in addition to the quietness of the engine.  

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