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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Bike Rack for 2018 Niro PHEV?

I was hoping to add a hitch mounted bike rack on my 2018 Niro PHEV, like I have on all my prior vehicles, but this does not seem possible.

None of the hitch suppliers I've researched are able to supply one for the 2018 Niro PHEV.

Other than putting bikes inside, does anyone have any good ideas for carrying bikes on this vehicle?

I've already considered the roof, but Kia does not offer any roof-mounted accessories for the PHEV, so Dealers won't even sell me the cross bars. What gives?

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 04:06 PM
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Towing is not recommended for the Niro, so it's unlikely you'll get a hitch mount. You can use any crossbar accessories for the regular Niro on the PHEV. You probably want the Roof Bike Attachment:

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Hitch for Niro can be easily found...just not at a Kia dealer
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hitch for Niro PHEV can't be found

All the hitch manufacturers say, where there is a hitch available for the Niro Hybrid, it is not available for the Niro PHEV. If you find one for the PHEV - let me know!

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I, too, have been looking for a hitch for a bike rack with no luck. I contacted etrailers.com and Uhaul directly. They both say that they do not have a hitch for the Niro plug-in. Not happy. The dealer told me that although Kia did not install hitches I could find a third party to do it such as Uhaul.

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There are probably safety reasons why they're unwilling to do so. Remember, on the PHEV the cavity that would normally hold the spare tire holds battery packs instead. On the HEV they're under the seat, further away from any hitch installation.
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I am happy to report that the Saris SuperBones 3 bike rack fits on the back of a 2018 Niro PHEV. The rear wiper, however, will not work with the rack in place.
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-02-2018, 11:46 AM
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Has anyone actually tried to see if the normal Niro hybrid hitch fits? I wondering if they are saying the plug-in is not compatible due to liability or if there really is a fitment issue.
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OK I search around and it seems there is an extra enclosure underneath on the plug in that blocks regular fitment of the hitch near the end of the passanger side support, but it can be trimed if desired to fit.
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