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All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec

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South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace. The recent Kia Niro hybrid wagon and the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid hatchback, for instance, share the same powertrain, platform, and other hidden components.

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2017 Kia Niro preview

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The 2017 Kia Niro is the first dedicated hybrid model from the Korean carmaker. Unlike the Toyota Prius or the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq from its sister company, the Niro takes the form of a crossover utility vehicle, rather than a hatchback. Future Cars

Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. Earlier post.) kWh high-capacity lithium-polymer battery pack.

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Kia Soul EV achieves top environmental standard

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Independent inspectors at TÜV Nord has certified the new Soul EV according to the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assess[.].

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2017 Kia Niro: gas mileage review

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However you choose to view the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid—Kia says it's a crossover utility, we call it a wagon—it's a good-looking and relatively capacious small car. Fuel Economy

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Kia to focus on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles before electrics, chief engineer says

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To accomplish that, it is rolling out a diverse array of new models across the main Hyundai brand, as well as Kia. Hyundai is aggressively pursuing its goal of becoming the second-biggest seller of green cars worldwide, behind only Toyota. hydrogen Future Cars hydrogen fuel cell

Kia Soul EV arrives in the UK

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Kia’s new electric Soul has gone on sale in the UK, priced from £24,995 after a government grant of £5,000. Electric cars Kia Editor Pick

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Kia reveals Niro compact crossover

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The Korean brand has revealed Niro-a B-segment compact crossover-type model, fitted with a hybrid drivetrain, it is calli[.].

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Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

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When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest. Earlier this year, Kia announced the expansion of sales to Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii.

Kia to reveal new mild hybrid system

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The hybrid system is a 48V lead carbon battery which is linked to a small electric motor[.].

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Kia launches hybrid and electric cars

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It was a monumental day for Kia at the Chicago Auto Show - as it unveiled its first ever mass production electric car and a new hybrid car.

Kia reveals plans for Soul EV

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During its market launch for the new 2014 Soul model in the USA, Korean carmaker Kia revealed its plans for an all-electric version of the vehicle.

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Kia Soul EV A Big Hit In CA; Sales To Expand Sooner Than Planned

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Just over a year ago, the 2015 Kia Soul EV was introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show as the Korean brand''s first U.S.-market

Kia reveals details on first electric car

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Kia Soul EV undergoes winter testing

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The Winter Olympics may be in full swing in Sochi, but Kia has turned to northern Sweden to put its innovative new drivetrain through its paces.

Tesla Autopilot, Kia Niro hybrid, used Fiat electrics, VW diesel buyback warning: The Week in Reverse

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Friday, we published our first drive of the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid, which Kia says is a. Which electric model might be the used-car bargain of the year? And exactly what kind of car is a new hybrid we just drove? The Week In Reverse

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Kia introduces two e-bikes at Geneva Motor Show

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While the focus at the Geneva Motor Show has been on exciting new concept cars, Kia has bucked the trend with something completely different.

Kia to show off Optima T-Hybrid concept in Paris

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Kia has announced that it will debut the new Optima diesel-electric mild hybrid at next week’s Paris Motor Show. Hybrid cars Kia

Kia lifecycle certification

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Kia Weekly Column weekly columnBuilding a car that returns lots of miles to the gallon while emitting as few nasty emissions as possible is a key definer of green cars. The lower the CO2, the better. The higher the mpg, the better. Most of a car’s impact on the environment – over 80 per cent – comes as a [.].

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Kia plans further expansion into China

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The strategic importance of the Chinese automotive market continues to grow, with Kia now announcing its plans to build a third manufacturing plant in the country. With positive sales in the market, Kia is aiming to meet increasing demand. When it completes the Dongfeng Yueda Kia Plant 3, which will have an annual capacity of [.].

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Enters Production

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Kia''s Soul hamsters haven''t just got fitter with the latest generation car--they''ve gone green, too. That''s

Spotlight on the Sportage; Has Kia got the crossover nailed?

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Kia Sportage ContractHireAndLeasing.comCrossovers are big business, with the class dominating the new car market.

Kia begins Soul EV production: coming to the UK soon

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Kia achieves new highs in sustainability despite growing production levels

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Kia’s manufacturing was more sustainable in 2013 than at any other point in the firm’s history, despite growing production levels.

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2018 Kia Soul EV to get range boost to keep pace: report

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When it debuted late in 2014 as a 2015 model, the Kia Soul EV boasted an impressive range for an electric car with a mainstream price. At an EPA-rated 93 miles, its range exceeded that of any electric car on sale at the time without a Tesla powertrain. Future Cars battery pack plug-in cars battery capacity

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2017 Kia Niro hybrid: first drive report

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According to its maker, the 2017 Kia Niro is the first "crossover hybrid vehicle" sold in the U.S.—but —but what does that really mean? We drove150 miles in two different versions of the top-of-the-line Niro Touring model two weeks ago, and concluded that the Niro represents an interesting package with some pluses and minuses.

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

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Call it electric Soul: Kia took the wraps off its first electric car to be sold in the U.S.

2015 Kia Soul EV To Be Sold In U.S.: First Korean Electric Car

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We saw the Kia Soul EV spy shots almost three months ago, and now Kia has officially announced that its first battery-electric car will go on sale in the U.S. It''s an electric conversion of the new-for-2014 second generation of its "funky and iconic" Soul tall wagon, which Kia calls an "urban passenger vehicle." next year.

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Kia introducing its first FWD 8-speed automatic

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Kia Motors has revealed some details of its advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission (8AT), engineered for use in front-wheel drive vehicles.

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You Shouldn't Want To Buy A Kia Soul EV, Says Kia Dealer

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It''s often said that one of the bigger impediments to sales of electric cars is car dealerships. Among plug-in car shoppers, stories abound of salespeople who know little or nothing about electric vehicles, misrepresent their abilities, and aggressively steer shoppers away from them toward gasoline alternatives. Rarely, however, is this kind of.

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Kia Soul EV honoured with UL environmental certification

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Kia has been recognised for its use of bio-based materials in its first electric car; the soon-to-launch Soul EV.

Tesla 'Summong,' Kia Niro Hybrid, FCA CEO Electric-Car Skepticism: Today's Car News

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Today, a Tesla software update adds more autonomous-driving capabilities, the Kia Niro hybrid is teased ahead of its debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says he has a new reason to be nervous about electric cars. The Kia Niro 'hybrid utility vehicle" is. Today in Car News

2015 Kia Soul EV: Animals, Electrons, Maroon 5 (Video)

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A new video posted last Wednesday uses Kia''s now-familiar supersized hamsters to market the new 2015 Kia Soul EV.

Kia Crossover Concept In Chicago: New 'DE' Dedicated Hybrid SUV?

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In the lead-up to the Chicago Auto Show, we got a teaser photo two days ago of a Kia "rugged runabout" concept that will be unveiled there in 10 days. The photo--a wintry shot of the front end of a car in an artful snow storm--immediately made us think that Kia might add electric all-wheel drive to its Soul tall wagon.

Kia models to receive carbon footprint certificate

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The new Kia K7 saloon car, which will be exported as the Cadenza, has received a carbon footprint certificate from the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute. The Kia Cadenza will emit an estimated 29.5tons of [.]. How do you know if a vehicle is environmentally friendly?

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Hyundai and Kia accept record fines for exaggerated fuel economy claims

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Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay a total fine of $100m in the US for overstating the fuel economy of their cars. It is the largest sum[.].

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Kia electrifies its Soul, but will it deliver true EV performance?

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Kia has been fairly quiet about the plans for its first electric car until now, even [.]. Tuesday 11 February, 2014. The Green Piece Column.

2015 Kia Soul EV: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

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The fourth of our five nominees for Green Car Reports'' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. It''s the Korean maker''s first-ever electric car sold in the U.S., and an adaptation of the popular compact "tall wagon" that was entirely redesigned for the 2014 model year.

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2015 Kia Soul EV: 'Recharge Your Soul' Video Kicks Off Marketing

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The first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars won''t reach U.S. MORE: 2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car

New Kia Rio subcompact debuts at Paris Motor Show

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After multiple teases, the next-generation Kia Rio made its global debut at last week's media days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show. While the subcompact Kia model isn't a particularly big seller in the U.S., With this latest redesign, Kia has tried to make the Rio more stylish. Paris Auto Show subcompact Paris Motor Show