Article By Essex Auto Group – Kia

Kia Alternative Fuel Cars

More Style. Less Emissions.

Essex Auto Group – Kia Lakeside and Southend have the latest alternative fuel models from the Kia range for you to test drive now!

We offer both Hybrid and Plug-in models which could get you up to 217mpg!

New Kia Niro

Kia Niro Crossover Hybrid

With this car you will experience the top qualities of a modern crossover: a compact exterior, plus a roomy and refined interior, blended harmoniously with the best talents of a true hybrid – a highly efficient engine with great fuel economy and low emissions.

See the below levels of specification to fine the ideal package for you!

Niro '2'

From £23,135

  • 7" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping
  • Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom®
  • Roof Rails
  • Reversing Camera System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Android Auto Connectivity
  • 4.2" Supervision Cluster with TFT Colour Display
  • Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
  • LED Rear Tail Lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights

Niro '3'

From £25,135

  • 18” Alloy Wheels
  • 8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping
  • 8-speaker JBL® Premium Sound System
  • Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom®
  • Black Leather Upholstery
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
  • Roof Rails

Niro '4'

From £27,385

  • 18” Alloy Wheels
  • 8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping
  • 8-speaker JBL® Premium Sound System
  • Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Driver Power Memory Adjustable Seat
  • Bi-Xenon Headlights
  • Black Leather Upholstery



Kia Niro Plug-in-Hybrid

The All-New Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

The All-New Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid offers up to 213mpg. This car not only has low running costs, but comes packed with great spec.

Inspired by nature and driven by efficiency!

See the below specification for this new model.

All-New Niro PHEV

Plug-in Hybrid from £27,995 ^

  • 16” Alloy Wheels ****
  • 8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping
  • 8-speaker JBL® Premium Sound System
  • Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® **
  • Black Leather Upholstery *
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors ***
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • ^ PiCG = Plug-in Car Grant (£2,500 deduction from the original OTR price)




Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid
Kia Optima Sportwagon Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Optima Hybrid

Kia Optima Sportswagon Hybrid

The All-New Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

Essex Auto Group – Kia have both the Hatchback and Sportswagon Optima Hybrid models which offer great spec and running costs, which is perfect for both you and the environment!

See the below specifications for these new models.

Plug-in Hybrid

From £33,995 ^

  • 17" Alloy Wheels
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • 8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping
  • Reversing Camera System
  • - harman/kardon Premium Sound System with 10 Speakers & 590w External Amp
  • DAB Radio with MP3 Compatibility
  • Dual Automatic Air Conditioning with Ioniser
  • Smart Key with Illuminated Start/Stop Ignition Button
  • Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • ^ PiCG = Plug-in Car Grant (£2,500 deduction from the original OTR price)

Plug-In Hybrid

From £35,145

  • 8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping
  • 40:20:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats
  • harman/kardon Premium Sound System with 8 Speakers & 490w External Amp
  • Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ Connectivity **
  • Smart Key with Illuminated Start/Stop Ignition Button
  • Privacy Glass (Rear windows and tailgate)
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Reversing Camera System
  • Wireless Mobile Phone Charger **
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors ***


Kia Optima Important Information

** Please check with your dealer for mobile phone compatibility

*** Parking sensors may not match exterior body colour

Kia Niro Important Information

* Some parts of the leather upholstery contain faux leather

** Please check with your dealer for mobile phone compatibility

*** Parking sensors may not match exterior body colour

**** 16" alloys with plastic wheel cover