THE THAMES Barrier is a triumph of forward thinking. With its stylish design and clever engineering we can face the future with confidence, serenity and optimism.
It cost £1.3bn (at today’s prices) but keeps more than £200bn worth of infrastructure in London safe and flood free – including the Houses of Parliament. It’s an appropriate place to drive the All-New Kia Niro – a “crossover” SUV that stakes its reputation on being, effectively, “futureproof”.
It has much in common with the Thames Barrier. Both prove that the choices we make today directly affect the way we live tomorrow. Both boast design values that will keep you safe, whatever the future brings.
Both will prove themselves to be as striking and versatile in the years to come.
Design innovation is the most outstanding feature of the All-New Kia Niro. Its skeleton is made primarily of advanced high-grade steel. It is available with autonomous emergency braking, smart cruise control and lane-keep assistance to ensure you stay on the road.
Its engine, which also happens to be a petrol hybrid, gives unparalleled comfort with fuel efficiency. And of course, it comes with a seven-year warranty.
But because no one can see into the future, your car needs to be as adept at moving with the times as you are. Need room for an expanding family? Extra under-boot storage space? A raft of safety measures, including seven airbags as standard? The All-New Kia Niro sets a high watermark for flexibility. In fact, it is probably the best purchase you can make today to ensure that you are fully prepared for tomorrow. Until someone invents a crystal ball you can drive, that is.