Kia Singapore Signs Agreement to Supply Premier With All-New Kia Niro Plus Taxis
Cycle & Carriage Singapore signed an agreement with Premier to roll out the brand-new Kia Niro Plus Hybrid, a car built to exceed the needs of taxi and private hire drivers and passengers alike.
The quest for a modern, fuel-efficient and spacious vehicle to offer Premier’s hirers began last year, with the Niro Plus Hybrid ending up being the top choice. A comprehensive redesign of the previous generation Niro, the all-new Niro Plus focuses on greater usability with an 80mm heightened roofline, bringing significant enhancements to passenger comfort and load space, along with improvements in rear legroom and headroom.The added bonus of a tall roof and upright tailgate, is that the Niro Plus Hybrid can take on board three large pieces of luggage in addition to one folded wheelchair. Wide rear door openings make entering the Niro Plus Hybrid a breeze, further enhanced by a perfectly-positioned handle on each B-pillar, making for a safe exit from the cabin.
“As vehicles that undergo long mileage and heavy usage, taxis have to meet greater demands than ordinary cars. They must be safe and comfortable, should have extensive space to transport luggage and bulky items, and need to be both reliable and fuel-efficient to keep operating costs at a minimum,” said Ms Dawn Pan, Director of Multi-franchise Operations, Cycle & Carriage Singapore.She also added that the Niro Plus Hybrid is Kia’s first ‘purpose-built vehicle’, made for fleet operators to fulfil modern-day business demands. It also comes with all the safety features that you’d expect from a modern Kia model, with a suite of active and passive safety features.
Powering the Niro Plus Hybrid is a 1.6L four-cylinder engine, assisted by hybrid technology. This allows the car to achieve exceptional fuel efficiency, needing only 5.3 litres of petrol to travel 100 kilometres. This low fuel consumption is not only in line with Kia Motors well-proven eco credentials, but is also a boon to the Niro Plus Hybrid’s intended users — less money spent at the fuel pumps means more money in the pockets of Premier Taxis’ hirers.The new Kia Niro Plus comes in both Hybrid and EV (electric vehicle) versions. As part of its commitment to zero-emissions and the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Cycle & Carriage will launch the Kia Niro Plus EV later this year, offering a green solution to taxi and ride-hailing companies that aims to offer zero-emissions mobility.
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