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Your deal includes
Expert electric vehicle guidance
Free driven delivery to your door
Full manufacturer warranty
Supplied by a franchised dealer
Make the right choice with our EV tools

Leasing a Kia Niro EV in the UK

You are hard pressed to find a better small SUV / crossover in the UK than the Kia Niro. Since 2016, this South Korean brand have been impressing our UK customers with some of the leading hybrid, PHEV and pure electric product to lease or buy. Indeed, their 2018 “e-Niro” represented a true watershed moment for the e-car team, with the introduction of one of the best-selling electric vehicles in the UK.

Indeed, in 2021 the e-Niro was the 2nd best-selling EV after the Tesla Model 3 with an incredible 12,271 registrations! And the brand is anything other than lethargic with the 2018 e-Niro now being replaced by an upgraded 2022 model which has been rebranded to the “Niro EV”. We expect this was a result of stiff competition from the Vauxhall Mokka-e, Peugeot e-2008 and Hyundai Kona EV.

But what has changed with this EV crossover? As part of product simplification, Kia have changed the format to just one battery size and are going to market with more limited specification choices, some of which can be accounted for by parts and microchips shortages in the post-COVID world. The previous model utilised the following configurations:

  • 39 kWh 100 kW – the base model offered 134hp of power which resulted in 0 -62mph times of 9.8 seconds and 96mph top speeds. The 39-kilowatt hour battery could deliver around 120 miles (combined) of driving in winter with around 165 miles (combined) in summer on a full charge. Charging times on the old e-Niro were between 6 and 7 hours on the 7.2 kW AC max for 0 – 100% with the 50 kW DC max allowing 10 – 80% rapid charging times of 43 minutes; and
  • 64 kWh 150 kW – the upgraded model offered 201hp of power which resulted in 0 - 62mph times of 7.8 seconds and 104mph top speeds. The 64-kilowatt hour battery could deliver around 195 miles (combined) of driving in winter with around 265 miles (combined) in summer on a full charge. Charging times on the old e-Niro were between 10 and 11 hours on the 7.2 kW AC max for 0 – 100% with the 77 kW DC max allowing 10 – 80% rapid charging times of 44 minutes.

So what has changed with the 2022 / 2023 Niro EV? There will only be one battery option as per below:

  • 64 kWh 150 kW – much like the predecessor, this option will offer 201hp of power for 0 - 62mph times of 7.8 seconds and 104mph top speeds. The 64-kilowatt hour battery will deliver 200 miles (combined) of driving in winter with around 270 miles (combined) in summer on a full charge. Charging times have been massively improved, with the 11 kW AC max now enabling 7 hour 0 – 100% times and the 80 kW DC max providing 40-minute rapid charging times for 10 – 80%.

And in terms of specifications, Kia are continuing their rudimentary numeric system for UK customers on their new crossover BEV:

  • 2 – at £35,000 the base option will offer 16” alloys, solar glass, manual folding mirrors, body coloured exterior, front and rear silver skid plates, stop/start and smart entry, 10.25” cluster, 8” touchscreen, forward collision, Apple CarPlay, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera;       
  • 3 – at £37,750 the middle option will offer 17” alloys, privacy glass, electrically folding mirrors, rain sensing wipers, heated steering wheel, cloth and vegan upholstery, heated front seats, power adjusted seats, vehicle-2-vehicle device, heat pump (additional cost), 10.25” touchscreen, front parking sensors, wireless phone charger, BCA and highway driving assist level 1; and  
  • 4 – at £40,500 the top of the line option will offer a sunroof, vegan leather, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, passenger relaxation seat, memory driver’s seat, deluxe scruff plates, LED interior lights, smart tailgate, HUD, Harman Kardan sound system, forward collision avoidance, parking collision avoidance, remote smart parking and  highway driving assist level 2.

Please note that the heat pump can only be added to the 3 or 4 model. In adding this, customers benefit from a system where excess heat from the battery can be transferred to the cabin or, where necessary, move heat to the cabin. This is all about maintaining ambient battery temperatures.

The pioneering Niro EV, which is available to order from April 2022, is looking to build on the exceptional success of its first model. With sharper external styling, charging improvements and a more technologically impressive interior, the e-car lease team can see this being a UK number one selling EV. Not to add, the V2D functionality now allowing you to power appliances and other vehicles, which truly demonstrates a clear understanding of what electric cars need to be capable of.

The contract hire market will almost certainly be the key financial product for the new Niro, with most personal, business and salary sacrifice schemes using this to fund their electrification transition. But why? Unlike purchase style products like hire purchase, lease purchase or even PCP, the great aspect of contract hire, or leasing as it is commonly known, is that there are no ownership or depreciation concerns. You simply use the car for 2, 3 or 4 years on a contract based on your actual requirements in terms of mileage and initial rental.

Even no deposit options can be selected. The robust maintenance programmes our select finance companies offer provide complete piece of mind, with all servicing, maintenance and tyres (plus breakdown recovery) being included for a fixed monthly cost. With contract hire, you can achieve complete cost certainty, with only your fuel and insurance to organise.

Ready to lease the new Kia Niro EV?  Getting a new Kia from the UK’s leading electric experts couldn’t be any easier. Simply select the required specification (2, 3 or 4) and add any additional manufacturer options which create the perfect solution. You, or the fleet manager, can use an instant quote calculator to build a contract that suits your needs and requirements.

And if you need help with a domestic or workplace charge point, let us know at enquiry stage and we can introduce you to companies who deliver these solutions. Should you need more assistance, call our expert team on 01942 910 001 or email us at [email protected]

Frequently asked questions
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How much is a Kia Niro EV Electric to lease?
Ranging between £35,000 - £41,000 (at the time of writing in April 2022), this zero-emission Kia represents great value for our UK customers, with rentals expected to be around £300 - £450 per month (specification and contract dependent).

Is a Kia Niro EV a good car to lease?
The key part of the Kia Niro is that it isn’t a “new” car, in that customers are enjoying a platform which has been tried and tested for over four years. Kia are true pioneers, even mavericks, in the electric car engineering and they haven’t disappointed with their product suite. The previous version was rated 4/5 by What Car?, 8/10 by CarWow and Electrifying with the GreenCarGuide giving this a 10/10. The new model will only be better with the added battery capability and technological advancements.

Is a Kia Niro EV electric lease right for me or the business?
While the Kia will offer PCH, BCH and Sal Sac leasing customers with the true EV experience, the suitability of a product should be something more than just a monthly price of “best price”. So long as customers research and educate themselves, the move to an EV should not be painful. This is where the e-car lease “Living with your…” tools are so crucial, in that everything you need to know about the car is set out on our deals page – seasonal range, charging times, charging speeds, cables, charge point infrastructure and charge cost calculators are all provided free of charge. Whole of Life costs are something which every fleet manager and finance director should be considering with their fleet.

Where do I find the best Kia Niro EV lease deals in the UK?
As a broker, not a lender or dealership, some of our offers can be found on referral websites like AutoLeaseCompare, CarWow, LeaseFetcher and LeaseLoco You might also see us on review websites like Discover EV and the GreenCarGuide too. However, we recommend using the e-car lease website too, not only for the best pricing but to ensure you have reviewed our clear-cut guidance on each electric car. For any personal or business customer looking at leasing v buying with the new Kia Niro, head to a dealership or use Kia’s website online. You need to ask for a PCP or HP quotation and use this to compare against the value our expert team offer.

What is the Cheapest a Kia Niro EV Electric leasing option?
At the time of writing (April 2022) the ESTATE 150kW 2 64kWh 5dr Auto will be the cheapest BEV to lease at a cost of £35,000.

What is the range of an electric Kia Niro EV?
Ascertaining the range of any EV will form part of most customers suitability assessments and criteria. But where many dealerships, brokers and manufacturers get this wrong is that they utilise a one size fits all figure. However, EVs are dramatically impacted by temperature, driving speeds and driver behaviours which is why our “Living with your …” tools show the real range in an array of conditions. For example, the new Niro will cover 165 miles on the motorway and 230 miles in city-driving based on a full charge in colder weather. Compare this to the 215 miles on a motorway and 315 miles city driving in ambient temperatures. Always compare range against your daily commute and regular driving habits.

Can you tow a Kia Niro EV?
Yes – a towing pack can be included as part of your deal

What is the towing capacity of the Kia Niro EV?
The vehicle has a towing weight (unbraked) of 300kg and a towing weight (braked) of 750kg.

What is the MPG of the Kia Niro EV?
The electric Kia  has a combustion fuel equivalent of 147 mpg.

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