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Finally had a test drive yesterday ( on MY2019 demonstrator) and intend to pay a deposit and join the waiting list . Like the spec of the 4+ but have a query about the sunroof and impact on headroom . I am just over 6ft tall and wonder if that’s likely to be an issue ? I guess with the higher than average roofline it should be ok but any advice/views would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Finally had a test drive yesterday ( on MY2019 demonstrator) and intend to pay a deposit and join the waiting list . Like the spec of the 4+ but have a query about the sunroof and impact on headroom . I am just over 6ft tall and wonder if that’s likely to be an issue ? I guess with the higher than average roofline it should be ok but any advice/views would be appreciated. Thanks
I have one on order and I’m 6‘ 2”, don’t think the sunroof impinges on headroom. At least I hope not....
 

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Finally had a test drive yesterday ( on MY2019 demonstrator) and intend to pay a deposit and join the waiting list . Like the spec of the 4+ but have a query about the sunroof and impact on headroom . I am just over 6ft tall and wonder if that’s likely to be an issue ? I guess with the higher than average roofline it should be ok but any advice/views would be appreciated. Thanks
Definitely ok I would say. looking at the video the cover for the sunroof is above the roof lining. :)
 

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Went back to dealer . Head room in hybrid with sunroof was fine . Was assured the internal height dimensions in the 4+ are the same as in the hybrid Niro’s as I had wondered if the large battery under the floor pan had any effect . Placed my deposit and now just have to be patient!
 

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Went back to dealer . Head room in hybrid with sunroof was fine . Was assured the internal height dimensions in the 4+ are the same as in the hybrid Niro’s as I had wondered if the large battery under the floor pan had any effect . Placed my deposit and now just have to be patient!
Having a sunroof almost certainly drops the ceiling of the Niro as it does in most other cars. Adjusting this is down to how you cut the cloth. So there will be less headroom. Though this won't help, I am finding that I have plenty of space in my non-sun-roof e-Niro 4. Though I am only 6ft, I have a long back and often find I can't fit in cars that accommodate 6'2" friends easily. Height-wise I have been impressed with the solid-roofed version.

I am curious now over the floor differences between the e-Niro and the two hybrids. The battery pack is clearly slung under the floor of the e-Niro - it is quite visible from the side. It would not surprise me though to find that the floor pan is common between this model and the hybrids and that there is either wasted space or greater ground clearance on the hybrids. I know that everyone says that the floor 'is' or 'must be' higher on the e version but I am not convinced.
 

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Sorry slightly off the thread topic here, but you mentioned the floor pan underneath. One of my concerns is just how vulnerable is the battery pack underside is to accidentally hitting boulders Or scraping it over rough unmade tracks? I mean what is it made from, plastic, steel, alloy?? I know it’s not a 4x4, but I do frequent a farm track about half a mile on my travels. Does it look as though it will take the occasional odd knock and scrape? I know you can’t jack up on it.
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It would not surprise me though to find that the floor pan is common between this model and the hybrids
I thought the BEV was longer wheel base than the hybrids, so imagine there are differences - I also seem to remember the mats are different in the BEV due to different mouldings.

Does it look as though it will take the occasional odd knock and scrape?
Looked like there was a metal plate covering it all - I'll try and get a photo later, when it is home.
 

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Great photos. Thanks so much. It looks like aluminium generally. It looks a bit vulnerable and very expensive 😱.
 

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Following up this post from July when I ordered a 4+ (after establishing as well as I could that the headroom would be fine) , now due for delivery in December . Just wondered if any of you six foot plus folk who have been living with their 4+ have any feedback on headroom and seating position/overall comfort. Thanks.
 

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Following up this post from July when I ordered a 4+ (after establishing as well as I could that the headroom would be fine) , now due for delivery in December . Just wondered if any of you six foot plus folk who have been living with their 4+ have any feedback on headroom and seating position/overall comfort. Thanks.
6’ 2” no problems at all and the memory seats are well worth waiting for. Just remember if you are sharing the car with a smaller person make sure they learn to press YOUR memory number before they get out, otherwise you’ll get squashed When you get in......
 

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6’ 2” no problems at all and the memory seats are well worth waiting for. Just remember if you are sharing the car with a smaller person make sure they learn to press YOUR memory number before they get out, otherwise you’ll get squashed When you get in......
There is an option in the settings to automatically move the seat back to make it easier to get in and out.
 

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There is an option in the settings to automatically move the seat back to make it easier to get in and out.
Easy access is on, what I’m saying is if the shorter person leaves it on the it memory setting when tall person gets in it goes to shorter persons setting.
 

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I have that problem, short partner, in my Ioniq I believe the the memory position works without the car being on so when you open the door press your memory button and the seat should adjust.
 

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Following up this post from July when I ordered a 4+ (after establishing as well as I could that the headroom would be fine) , now due for delivery in December . Just wondered if any of you six foot plus folk who have been living with their 4+ have any feedback on headroom and seating position/overall comfort. Thanks.
I'm 6'4. No problems in the 4+, there's so much spare headroom I don't even notice the roof. The sunroof cover is about level with the rest of the headlining.
 

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Thanks for the feedback and the tips about the seat memory function - much appreciated.
I’m about to sell the Golf GTE I’ve had for the last couple of years to a friend who is making his first step into the world of hybrids. Have really enjoyed the Golf but we are going from two cars to one , wanted to go fully EV and the e-Niro seems the perfect choice for our needs.
 
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