Kia Niro PHEV Leads Spain To New Sales Record

Kia Niro PHEV


Plug-in electric car sales in Spain hit a new all-time record in June despite lack of particular incentives to do so.

In total, 1,284 new registrations translated to 0.9% of the market at a very fast pace of growth – 86% year-over-year.

One of the stars of the month was the Kia Niro PHEV, which with 382 sales became the best-selling plug-in model for the first half of the year (662), ahead of 599 Renault ZOE.

In general, plug-in hybrids seem to be gaining more momentum as compared to all-electric cars this year.

Total sales over the first six months amounted to 5,003 (at average 0.7% market share), which is more than two-thirds of the 7,448 plug-ins sold in the entire year of 2017.

Source: EV Sales Blog

Categories: Kia, Sales

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

4 Comments on "Kia Niro PHEV Leads Spain To New Sales Record"

newest oldest most voted

Without a PTC electric heater or heat pump, these Kia/Hyundai cars are warm climate vehicles. I don’t really see the point in making a PHEV without one. I don’t know of another manufacture that hasn’t included a PTC electric heater or heat pump in their PHEVs.

For about 500 bucks, Kia/Hyundai should at least make it an option.


It turns on for a few minutes and just idles (electric motor still driving the wheels) for a few minutes using very little gas. it had to get a bit colder, but my Chevy Volt did the same thing.


seat belt in car for good


Nice!! With Spain being comparable to the size of Texas (not quite), having a PHEV makes a lot of sense.