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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-13-2016, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone think I will be able to get two bikes in here? A sheet of plywood or drywall? Anyone know what roof rack attachments Kia has planned for the Niro? The roof rails are already there. Maybe I should just rig up a bike carrier for the roof?



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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-26-2016, 11:25 AM
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You should be able to get a bike in their, but of course you'll have to dismount the front wheel to do so. At worst you'll have to dismount both wheels. Having a bike with quick release wheels will help.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-03-2016, 11:05 AM
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It's hard to tell the depth of the cargo space with a picture like this one but it should fit two bikes if the wheels are off. Worse comes to worse, you just lay them on their sides.

Kia will probably have roof accessories like racks and bike mounts anyways. They have it for the Sportage so they would probably have them for the Niro too.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-03-2016, 11:23 AM
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I think that Kia will definitely show a trailer or roof thing for bikes on this model eventually. it is being sold as a city to country CUV. For people who are green and enjoy adventure. Bikes totally make sense. Something like this, for example.





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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-03-2016, 12:31 PM
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Or they might have a hitch system which some people might prefer, makes it easier for loading. A hitch that swings out will make it even easier to access the hatch. Hated roof mounted bike systems.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-08-2016, 11:19 AM
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Don't really see a hitch system of any kind in the Geneva pictures. I think the Niro's cargo space is going to be the interior and roof rack only.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 03:55 PM
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Might be something they have planned for later or leaving up to aftermarket brands to fill in on, but surely there will be a demand for it, as there is with other vehicles in the segment and surrounding segments.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-10-2016, 11:18 AM
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don't think the aftermarket can do much if the Niro wasn't designed to pull anything. Could damage the rear of the car.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-10-2016, 01:22 PM
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It will have some tolerance for weight out the rear and fact is it will indeed be able to handle things like hitch mounted bike rack or hitch mounted box which for the demographic buying this goes a long way.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-11-2016, 11:02 AM
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I looked it up and you're right, the Kia Niro Hybrid will be able to tow some things.
When it was still under camouflage, the Niro was caught towing a Picanto up a mountain of some kind so I checked the Kia site: "optional 1,300 kg towing capacity available from Q4 2016".

That's pretty substantial for a bike rack or even a tiny camper.
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