Findlay Kia welcomes fuel-efficient 2019 Niro hybrid hatchback
The 2019 Kia Niro hybrid arrived in the showroom of Findlay Kia a few months ago and the vehicle’s latest work may be its best.
Veteran sales consultant Tommy Gougou Stamos has been selling cars in Las Vegas for 26 years and he likes what he’s seeing with the new Niro.
“I have sold just about every model of car available, and this one has really filled a need,” said Gougou, a 64-year-old who was born in Greece. “I came here when I was 17 and 20 years later I was selling cars.”
The Niro is a favorite of many buyers at the dealership. It is the vehicles third year in production.
“The Niro has by far the most interior room of any hybrid,” Gougou Stamos said. “It’s a hatchback and the back seat lays down so that the car can be utilized for more room.”
Also key to the Niro is that it has only one battery, which is hidden under the seats so that it does not take space away from the passengers or cargo. It is a hatchback.”
The Niro comes stock with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine and achieves and EPA estimated 52 miles to the gallon in the city and 49 miles to the gallon on the highway. While the engine is small, it’s peppy because the combination gas and electric power provides substantial torque.
“With about 35 dollars worth of fuel, you’ll get over 500 miles,” Gougou Stamos said. That estimate is based on the current price of gas.
Findlay Kia has had numerous buyers of the Niro in the past year, and the accolades on the vehicle are continual.
“Our buyers love the Niro,” said Gougou Stamos. “First off, the Kia comes with a 10-year 100,000 mile power train warranty. In addition, the battery is covered by a 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty. That’s important to note since other hybrids generally have two batteries that have to be replaced every three years or 36,000 miles, and they can be expensive.
In addition, the Niro also includes a five-year, 60,000 mile full warranty. Also included is a 5-year, 60,000 mile roadside assistance anywhere in the USA with no deductibles. The roadside assistance also includes reimbursement of money up to ten days.
“If a tow is required, Kia has the vehicle taken to the nearest Kia dealership for repairs,” Gougou Stamos explained. “In addition, the Kia requires oil changes only every 7,500 miles or six months. It has a timing chain that is also has lifetime coverage, along with a sealed transmission so there is less maintenance required.”
The first tune up is not required until the Niro has reached 30,000 miles, explained Gougou Stamos.
“The Kia has everything going for it,” analyzed Gougou Stamos, who is known as Tommy G. “It is easy to drive and has excellent performance, plenty of room and it’s totally safe and reliable. What else can you want in a car? The Kia Niro is the best hybrid today, in my opinion. It’s very rare to find a Niro trade-in simply because its owners usually keep them.”
Findlay Kia is also offering a long list of incentives for buyers of the Kia brand including free smog tests as long as you own the car; loaner cars are provided if the car has to stay at the dealership longer than three hours; car washes for life; nitrogen tire fills for life; lifetime guarantee on tint and complimentary first-year maintenance, to name a few.
Situated at 5325 W. Sahara Ave., Findlay Kia is headed by general manager Byron Klemaske, Findlay Kia is part of Findlay Automotive Group founded in 1961 by the late Pete Findlay. The umbrella now oversees includes 33 dealerships in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, California and Oregon.
Further information can be found by calling 702-252-8900 or by visiting www.findlaykia.com.