Premiu EX PHEV spreader bars - Kia Niro Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By nguthrie
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 55
Premiu EX PHEV spreader bars

Retailers of spreader bars aren't showing PHEV's in the list of compatible models. I called them but as usual all you get is a Marketing Guy who knows much less than any consumer about the product.
The job is to make the sale and lie if necessary.
The products specs are dumbed down and don't have engineering diagrams...especially of the attachment profile to the Niro rails.

Can anyone confirm that spreader bars for a non plugin Niro will fit a PHEV Niro?
picstart is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 02:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 337
What are spreader bars?
Griswald is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 08:28 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,871
Are you talking about the roof rails? Those are identical across different models.

2018 Kia LX HEV Metal Stream with Advanced Tech
yticolev is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2018, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 55
Yes the spreader bars are the bars that attach to the Niro roof rails..they span or spread orthogonal to the rails.
The rails look identical on all Niro models but some makers of the attachment bars list all Niro models as compatible except the PHEV and won't allow an order if PHEV is specified saying it is incompatible.
Perhaps they don't know that Kia makes Niro PHEV's
picstart is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2018, 10:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,871
That is probably it. They've never received specs for the PHEV and so cannot list compatibility. Virtually no chance the roof rails are different, but you can always ask your dealer to check the part numbers to be sure.

2018 Kia LX HEV Metal Stream with Advanced Tech
yticolev is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 01:37 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 78
When I got mine no one had any roof rack options so I ordered a kit from Thule for the Sportage. Bars I ordered are 60" wide....they required modification to work but I often carry 2 boards side by side. Most of my trips to paddle board are 30 to 50 miles round trip and even with the board up there I'm getting 42mpg! I'm impressed!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1050570.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	319.7 KB
ID:	4065  
lrpavlo is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 03:45 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Boston
Posts: 26
I bought the Thule kit. Worked fine on my PHEV with no modification required.
lrpavlo likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nguthrie is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bike Rack for 2018 Niro PHEV? Sstr Maria Accessories And Add Ons 25 07-04-2019 08:24 AM
Roof Rack Cross Bars for Niro PHEV? Sstr Maria Accessories And Add Ons 6 03-02-2019 08:46 PM
2018 Niro PHEV srk Kia Niro General Discussion 46 11-27-2018 03:48 PM
PHEV vs Hybrid kevperro Kia Niro General Discussion 16 07-04-2018 10:14 AM
Niro PHEV vs regular HEV joshmcc Kia Niro General Discussion 0 06-18-2018 07:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome