Speak EV - Electric Car Forums banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
94 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Picked up my YB 3 yesterday and had the add surprise of front parking sensors.
Have I been lucky or is it actually standard on the 3?
 

·
Registered
Kia e-Niro 3 Slinky Silver, Renault Zoe R135GT
Joined
·
289 Posts
Not supposed to be (iam leasing the same car and expected to not have these). Maybe Kia are feeling generous
 

·
Registered
e-Niro 3
Joined
·
8 Posts
I should collect my 3 next week. The front sensors were an optional extra fitted by the garage for around £300.
 

·
Registered
E-Niro 64kWh '4' since 9/20 (was Prius)
Joined
·
872 Posts
I would guess that the front sensors are also a fundamental part of the forward collision avoidance system (along with the radar and maybe the front facing camera). So I’m guessing all versions will have the front sensors as standard?
I'm assuming all versions do have the forward collision avoidance?

Peter
 

·
Registered
e-Niro 3
Joined
·
8 Posts
On my current car the parking sensors only react a short distance away from an object. (cms rather than metres). Too late to avoid a collision at normal speeds.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
94 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Front parking sensors aren't used for forward collision avoidance, my previous Niro had FCA but no front parking sensors.
I know what the spec says, but my 3 definitely has them fitted.
 

·
Registered
E-Niro 64kWh '4' since 9/20 (was Prius)
Joined
·
872 Posts
Good points. I just thought that the front parking sensors might also add some additional last resort proximity sensing to slower speed emergency braking system. I was only surmising. I think I read somewhere that the system works down to 5 mph. At that speed a full on lock all wheels event could still be beneficial at a couple of feet or so distance. Easily within the range of the ultrasonic parking sensors.

Peter
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Our e-Niro 3 has front and rear parking sensors. We added no optional extras except Yacht Blue paint to the car when ordering so I assume it is a standard feature. I didn’t know cars ever came with rear sensors only? I thought you either had parking sensors front and rear, or none at all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
616 Posts
Our e-Niro 3 has front and rear parking sensors. We added no optional extras except Yacht Blue paint to the car when ordering so I assume it is a standard feature. I didn’t know cars ever came with rear sensors only? I thought you either had parking sensors front and rear, or none at all.
You mean cars in general? My Seat Leon had rear only parking sensors but they were added after purchase, so I'm not sure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
94 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Plenty of cars come with just rear parking sensors, the eniro is my first car to have front sensors as well.
Was speaking to the dealer yesterday and he confirmed the 3s do actually come with front sensors. Looks like Kia are throwing in a bonus.
 

·
Registered
e-Niro 3
Joined
·
8 Posts
Update following delivery.
The car was delivered (lovely) and front parking sensors were in place as ordered.
However the dealer said there was no cost as they were included despite what was said in the spec.
He also did a discount on mats and gave a very generous trade in on the last car. A good deal from Warwick Kia.

Thoroughly enjoyed the first few days motoring but I quite understand the despair about the public charging network.
Instavolt excellent. Two others didnt work at all and one gave a charge but didn't release the cable until a call to customer services reset the device (Swarco). If EV sales are to take off there has to be a big improvement.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
You mean cars in general? My Seat Leon had rear only parking sensors but they were added after purchase, so I'm not sure.
Yeah sorry I meant cars in general. It seems like an odd thing to add at one end of the car but not the other. Thinking about it now though I can think of quite a few cars with rear sensors only!!
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top