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    Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 7:19pm
You are right in that Kia UK decided NOT to gived UK customers the option of towing or a tow bar for bikes racks. We purchased a tow bar kit detachable plus 7 pin electrics from Germany and had it fitted at Kia dealer locally. no problems at all. Great for transporting our two electric bikes. if any Niro owner wants more info please get in touch. Beware though as not all Kia dealer's are prepared to do the fitting, including the dealer group where we bought the Niro !!!
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No because in Europe you can tow with a Niro if you select the factory option, it is just Kia UK chose not to offer the tow pack. At least it is more practical than an Ioniq where you can’t even fit a roof rack either!

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We had a Sportage with tow hook but when we got the NIRO we were told it is NOT appropriate for towing - I expect it screws up the complex algorithms that deal with EV mode and regenerative charging


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Excellent, thanks for your reply.
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Hi , Just to let you know that eventually we had the same towbar fitted to our Niro this week at a Kia Dealer in Mere, an hour from Ringwood Dorset. Our local Kia dealer, where we bought the Niro, declined to fit the towbar as it was not approved by Kia UK and it might affect their reputation !!! but approved by Kia Europe !!! No problems fitting, so very pleased that we can now transport our two Freego electric bikes .
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Have traveled over 2000 miles with two electric bikes on a Thule carrier with no problem, highly recommend for those interested. Tow hook is detachable, comes with two keys and storage bag.


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Happy to oblige, busy this week but will have time at weekend for photo.
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Hi Iron 2. Great u got the tow bar fitted by dealer.Any chance of a photo of it fitted on your car and now much it projects beyond bumper? I assume the hook part is detachable ?
Appreciate you do Not want your reg number displayed
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Many thanks again for all the information. Yes it would be a long trip !! We are on south coast near Bournemouth, but one of our sons lives in Edinburgh and we do visit a couple of times a year . We will try to get one of our local dealers to co-operate first.
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