The Kia Niro was one of the first hybrid models to embrace crossover styling, making it more practical for families and a bit more stylish too. Sitting just below the Sportage in size, it’s ideal for driving in town where its twin-clutch automatic gearbox also pays dividends. Fuel economy of around 70mpg is easy on the wallet and upgrading to the plug-in hybrid version boosts the official laboratory figure to an astounding 217mpg. This is thanks to an all-electric driving range of up to 36 miles.
Price Ј23,140 to Ј27,995 Trim levels 2, 3, 4 Engines 1.6 petrol hybrid (139bhp), 1.6 petrol plugin hybrid (139bhp) Engines 5-door SUV CO2 emissions 29 to 101g/km Combined fuel economy 64.2 to 217.3mpg