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. The debate over segments comes because the Niro has neither the ground clearance of a utility vehicle nor available all-wheel drive, making it more of a wagon or "square. Fuel Economy

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2017 Kia Niro hybrid 'crossover' wagon priced from $23,800

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Almost a year after it was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid is finally going on sale. The Niro is Kia's first dedicated hybrid vehicle, and the Korean carmaker has taken an unusual tack in describing its new model. Kia calls the Niro a crossover, but its relatively low ride height and lack of all-wheel drive make it.

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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. That makes the Niro—which debuted in February at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show—the first of its kind. Future Cars

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Hybrid and electric cars account for 7.5% of Kia 1H 2017 Europe sales, up from 1% in 2016

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Kia Motors posted its best six-month sales period in Europe, with half-year sales surpassing 250,000 for the first time in the company’s history. of European sales so far this year, up from just one per cent in the first six months of 2016, according to Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe. In addition, Kia’s cumulative market share climbed to 3.0%, up from 2.8% (229,585 units) during the first half of 2016.

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid: gas mileage review of mid-size sedan

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The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is one of a pair of hybrid mid-size sedans from the Korean maker Hyundai-Kia. It shares its underpinnings, though not a single body panel or styling flourish, with the higher-volume Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. We found it to be a comfortable, stylish sedan that gave us good fuel economy—almost as good as the car's EPA. Fuel Economy

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2017 Kia Stinger GT: can it take on the Germans?

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The Detroit Motor Show opened its doors to the press over the weekend, and Kia was the first manufacturer to unveil a new model in the form of the Sti. Kia Detroit Motor Show Stinger

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Electric-car ignorance, 2017 Kia Niro pricing, VW dealer settlement: Today's Car News

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Today, a new survey indicates more than half of car buyers know very little about electric cars, the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid is priced from $23,800, and a settlement between Volkswagen and its U.S. dealers addressing the diesel scandal is approved. All this and more on Green Car Reports. More than half of U.S. car buyers know little, if anything. Today in Car News

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid first drive review

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Others, like the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, are all but invisible. Some plug-in hybrid models are easily distinguishable from the rest of the cars their maker sells. It takes a sharp eye to see the charging port door on the left-front fender or the trim and badging differences that distinguish it from a garden-variety Niro Hybrid. We spent 500. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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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. Our drive at the

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Hyundai-Kia: eight electric cars by 2022, dedicated EV platform

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It's long been said in the auto industry that Hyundai-Kia is the only competitor that truly scares industry colossus Toyota. Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit player, producing designs adapted from obsolete Mitsubishi technology. Today it's a major global player, reacting fast to market swings—and its goal is to be second only. South Korea Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Electric Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro production to rise again: report

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Both Hyundai and Kia planned to approach the electric and plug-in car market aggressively, but now the Korean siblings plan to boost production even over totals announced earlier this year. This past summer, both brands said they would increase their electrified car production to 50,000 units next year. Now, according to a report earlier this. Future Cars Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Hyundai-Kia electric-car production to soar to 50,000 next year

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Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will aggressively increase production of electric cars next year, according to a report in the Korean press. Hyundai-Kia set the goal in 2014. The production increase comes amid the combined automaker's goal to become the second largest maker of green vehicles (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars) by 2020. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fuel Cell Vehicles

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Chatbot for Kia Niro hybrid vs driving the actual car

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That’s what I wanted to find out when I tested a Facebook Messenger chatbot for the 2017 Kia Niro crossover, which recently won the Guinness Book of World Records for the lowest fuel consumption for a hybrid vehicle. (It A chatbot would never lie to you, right?

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid to launch in U.S. at end of year

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Last month, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid went on sale in the United Kingdom, offering British buyers a mass-priced compact wagon with 25 to 30 miles of electric range. While it shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In model, the Niro has more of a wagon shape than Hyundai's five-door hatchback—good for European markets where. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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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. The new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan makes its European premiere, alongside the all-new Kia Picanto city car, which makes its global debut.

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

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The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this year as well. launch, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has now arrived in the United Kingdom with a 36-mile rated range on battery power alone on the optimistic NEDC.

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Kia introduces 2018 Niro PHEV crossover to US at Los Angeles Show

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Kia introduced the 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) ( earlier post ) to the US market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Kia is targeting the Niro and Niro PHEV to earn top honors from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).

2017: The rise of the supermini

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Hollywood blockbuster headline aside, it is beginning to look like 2017 will be the year to put the ‘super’ into supermini. Ford Fiesta SEAT Volkswagen Nissan Citroen Vauxhall Kia Micra Ibiza Rio Corsa C3 Dacia Polo Sandero

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Kia reveals first images and details of new Picanto

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Kia has released the first glimpse of the all-new Picanto, the third-generation of Kia’s best-selling city car. Created by Kia’s design centres in. New car launches New cars Kia Picanto

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A123 expands, BMW electric plans, fuel-economy battle, Kia Niro chatbot: Today's Car News

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If you're interested in the new Kia Niro hybrid Today, BMW's electric-car plans may have changed, Tesla solar roof tiles can be preordered, A123 is bigger than you think, and VW plans even greater reductions in the environmental impact of carmaking. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We ran down our top news stories from the previous week.

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Hyundai, Kia invest in IONITY fast-charging JV

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Kia Motors Company and Hyundai Motor Company,affiliated automotive companies for Hyundai Motor Group, have invested in IONITY, a joint venture established in 2017 between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG. The decision to join this network will provide enhanced benefits for Kia and Hyundai’s European customers.

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Kia Sportage gets tweaks for 2017

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When the all-new Sportage was launched in February this year, Kia was clearly on to a winner; 35,000 have been sold so far, and it’s a car that has ta. Kia Sportage

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Hyundai and Kia invest in autonomous vehicle technology company Aurora

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have invested in Aurora to accelerate development of autonomous vehicle technologies. With the integration of the Aurora Driver, Hyundai and Kia vehicles will enhance their ability to monitor, react, and adapt to different surroundings.

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Kia Niro EV, subsidized fast charging, plug-in hybrid proliferation: Today's Car News

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Today, we have confirmation of the all-electric Kia Niro EV, pros and cons of automaker subsidization of electric-car fast charging, and why Toyota thinks plug-in hybrids will catch on more quickly than battery-electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Solar power hit a new high in the U.S. last year, with utility-scale installations. Today in Car News

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrids: Details On 27-Mile Plug-In Hybrid

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Kia aims for a 25-percent increase in its U.S. fleet-wide fuel efficiency by 2020; and the new 2017 Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV), introduced today at the Chicago Auto Show and due later this year, are key additions to the brand’s lineup to achieve that.

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Tesla motor, Shelby Cobra body, Kia battery: watch electric Cobra stun a race crowd

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In 1962, a 39-year-old Carroll Shelby stuffed a Ford V-8 into an AC Ace to create one of the most sought after performance cars ever made, the AC Cobra. Some 50 years later, a group of engineers from British Columbia, Canada has brought Shelby's idea—small two-seat sports car, very big power—into a new age. EPower Racing has been. Custom plug-in cars Race Cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube AC Cobra

Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

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In Germany, Kia Motors revealed the upgraded Kia Sportage, introducing a range of enhancements to the brand’s European and global best-seller. Kia Sportage 2018, European spec.

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BMW batteries, Toyota electrification plans, electric-car charging stations, Kia Niro Plug-In driven: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got news about VW's Electrify America charging-station project, BMW's solid-state battery research, and a big pledge by Toyota, as well as our first drive of the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, as we do every seven days, we ran down last week's most important green-car stories. Today in Car News

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2017 Kia Niro hybrid SUV: are electric, AWD versions in the works?

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The 2017 Kia Niro, slated to go on sale late this year, will be Kia’s first dedicated hybrid, for which there's an entirely unique body style. Yet compared to other such hybrid-exclusive vehicles, like the Toyota Prius family, the former Honda Insight, and the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq—with which it shares a platform, a hybrid system, and. Plug-In Hybrids

Plug-in Mini, 2018 Leaf news, self-driving car rules, electric Hyundais and Kias: Today's Car News

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Today, more on the 2018 Nissan Leaf, more electric cars from Hyundai and Kia, a Bollinger backgrounder, and a drive report on the first volume plug-in Mini. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2018 Nissan Leaf will offer one-pedal driving, under the label "e-Pedal," according to a new teaser video just released. A bill passed by the U.S. Today in Car News

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid on sale this fall

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Although it may be hard to tell from its design and styling, the Kia Optima mid-size sedan recently received a complete redesign. And for the 2017 model year, the Optima Hybrid model gets the same upgrades as the gasoline versions launched for 2016. Unveiled last month at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid uses the new Optima. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Electric-car sales, Porsche profits, more Hyundai-Kia electrics, Best Car To Buy finalist: Today's Car News

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and Canada, greater production of electric cars by Hyundai and Kia, a look at legendary Porsche profits, and another Best Car To Buy finalist. Today, we've got plug-in electric car sales reports from both the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We're a bit later this time than usual with our October plug-in electric car sales report, but. Today in Car News

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2018 VW Tiguan and new 2.0 TSI B-cycle engine gives VW a strong offering in compact SUV segment

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However, it is also more fuel efficient, picking up 2 mpg on the EPA combined cycle rating—an increase of 9% over the 2017 model. (As 2017 Toyota RAV4. 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. 2017 Honda CR-V. 2017 Ford Escape. By comparison, the 2017 Tiguan with 2.0L

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Valeo to form transmission JV with S. Korean partner Pyeong Hwa Group; torque converters and CVTs; boosting sales to Hyundai-Kia

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And by stepping up our presence in South Korea and increasing sales to Hyundai-Kia, we expect our sales in Asia to increase by around €500 million. France-based Valeo has signed an agreement with its long-standing South Korean partner Pyeong Hwa Group to create a 50/50 joint venture for transmissions; the new company will be called Valeo-Kapec. The partners intend for Valeo-Kapec to become the world leader in torque converters and CVTs.

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2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Utility Vehicle Debuts At Chicago Auto Show

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The 2017 Kia Niro "hybrid utility vehicle" revealed this morning at the Chicago Auto Show marks the South Korean brand's ambitious entry into dedicated hybrids. While dedicated hybrids have traditionally been hatchbacks--think Honda Insight, Toyota Prius, even the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt--none have yet been designed as crossover utility. Chicago Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids

2017 Opel Ampera-e, California carpool stickers, Kia Rio: Today's Car News

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Today, we preview two new cars debuting at the 2016 Paris Motor Show: the 2017 Opel Ampera-e and Kia Rio. The 2017 Opel Ampera-e is a re-badged version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV that will. We also look at a vote to increase availability of carpool-lane "green stickers" for California plug-in hybrid buyers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News

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Tesla Supercharger boost, 2017 Kia Niro preview, Jaguar electric cars: Today's Car News

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Today, the Tesla Supercharger network is boosted to a rate of 145 kilowatts, we take a look at the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid, and Jaguar prioritizes two new electric cars over a pair of performance models. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla boosts its Supercharger DC fast-charging rate to 145 kw, putting it further ahead of the CHAdeMO and. Today in Car News

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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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Plug-in minivan, used VW TDI diesel prices, Kia Optima Hybrid drive, EPA testing: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have good news on electric-car buyers, a grim EPA budget, an apparently failed new battery, and production of the first plug-in hybrid minivan to hit the market. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Four out of 10 drivers globally would consider buying an electric car today, but the numbers vary a lot by country. A proposed EPA budget

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid video road test

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While competitors in that segment now include the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia Optima, the Camry Hybrid remains one of the most popular and best-selling hybrid sedans. The 2018 Toyota Camry is the latest generation of the car that launched a category—the mid-size hybrid sedan—way back in 2007.

Kia reveals sketches of the Stonic – its next compact crossover

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Inspired by the function and form of larger Kia SUVs such as the Sortento and Sportage, the new Kia Stonic looks to offer something different in the f

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Old v New: Kia Sportage v Kia Sportage

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What a difference a day makes

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Kia introduces 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago

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Kia unveiled three major hybrid offerings at the Chicago Auto Show: the 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle; the new Optima Hybrid; and the new Optima Plug-in Hybrid. Consequently, deceleration feels more consistent and linear than other hybrids, according to Kia.

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