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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