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Old 25 Nov 2021, 08:01 (Ref:4085397)   #331
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2022 Kia Niro





'Kia has confirmed that the new arrival, like the current car, will be offered with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure-electric powertrains, although the Mk2 e-Niro will remain separate from the firm’s line of ‘EV’-badged bespoke electric cars and will not use the E-GMP platform reserved for those models.'
'The 1.6-litre petrol engine currently used in combustion-powered Niro variants is also likely to be carried over but is unlikely to be boosted to give the same 261bhp combined output as the new Sportage PHEV. '
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Old 25 Nov 2021, 11:50 (Ref:4085409)   #332
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It's rather overdesigned.
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What's the rear quarter design all about? Why's that a different colour to the rest of the body? Weird - as mentioned above it seems to be just a bit of design for the sake of it.
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What's the rear quarter design all about? Why's that a different colour to the rest of the body? Weird - as mentioned above it seems to be just a bit of design for the sake of it.
I suppose in a world of increasingly bland and similar 3/4/5 door electric boxes from the multi-brand manufacturers , it's going to be the style tweeks that differentiate.
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The 2019 HabaNiro concept showed us glimpses of this direction in styling. I guess the feedback indicated a positive reception to the contrasting panel(s)?
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It's a bold move to keep making station wagons.
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They are still quite popular in the UK, and nowadays most UK police forces use them extensively for their road policing fleets, Most popular for them, it seems, are BMW Tourers and the hot versions of the Tourers from Skoda especially for their dog patrol vehicles. Also seen some from Ford as well as Volvo.
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Yes it's just a re-badged Toyota Yaris.
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Figured it had to be something they bought, and they were so against the weight of hybrids for so long. But sounds like they are deep in save the business mode now and small hybrid car could help with little R&D costs
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The Pug 408 looks not unlike the Renault Arkana, which is also a nicely styled motorcar.
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Yes it's a sedan version of the C4.
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I assume the Peugeot and Citroen are based on the same platform.
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I assume the Peugeot and Citroen are based on the same platform.
Yes - the PSA EMP2 platform. Along with many others...

Citroën:
C4 Picasso II/C4 Spacetourer
C5 Aircross
C5 X
C6 II
Berlingo III
Jumpy III/Dispatch

Dongfeng Fengshen:
Aeolus A9

DS Automobiles:
DS 7 Crossback
DS 9
DS 4

Fiat/Fiat Professional:
Doblò
Scudo
Ulysse

Opel/Vauxhall:
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Astra L
Combo E
Vivaro
Zafira Life

Peugeot:
308 II
308 III
408 II
508 II
3008 II
4008 II
5008 II
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Expert
Traveller

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ProAce City
ProAce
ProAce Verso
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