Past, Present & Future: Nissan Qashqai Petrol to a Kia e-Niro 4+

Past, Present & Future: Nissan Qashqai Petrol to a Kia e-Niro 4+

Rod has moved from a Nissan Qashqai Tekna 1.3 Petrol to a Kia e-Niro 4+ 64Kwh.


Via our survey, ‘Past, Present & Future’, we want to understand peoples’ respective car ownership stories. With the current climate crisis, there’s never been a greater need for emission-free driving yet at the same time, people are facing rising (and record) energy & general living costs.

This could ultimately change what car & fuel type a lot of people choose next. Also, we are very mindful that not everyone is on the road to electric so we wanted to highlight some of the more diverse & interesting feedback we’ve received.


Tell us about your Nissan Qashqai

Great torque for a small engine. Comfortable ride with panoramic sunroof and plenty of bells and whistles. Can’t say there was anything in particular I didn’t like about it.


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Tell us about your Kia e-Niro 4+

Again, great torque for an EV, with a good range on the 64Kwh battery. Again with many bells and whistles but lacking the 360 camera I had on the Qashqai. Still miss this when it comes to parking and whilst Kia now has the technology, even on the latest Kia Niro EV (different model from the one I have), they have not introduced this as a feature.


The 4+ has a heat pump and whilst there is much debate on their usefulness in the UK, I am happy that mine has one. Would prefer dual climate control as I’m used to this on the previous car but it is not a show stopper. Design a bit ‘clunky’ but it is a very popular EV because of the good range and accuracy of the GOM.


If you had to choose your next car today, what would it realistically be and why?

More than likely the Kia Niro EV, although no heat pump and no 360 camera. May wait until the heat pump becomes standard as it did on the 4+ and hopefully Kia will introduce the 360 camera. However, there are many different cars coming onto the EV market and when I’m ready to change, I will look again for what I consider to be the best value for money EV, just as I did when purchasing the e-Niro 4+.


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