2018 Kia Niro preview

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When Korean maker Kia was drawing up plans for its first dedicated hybrid vehicle, it took a different path. The wagon it came up with—it calls the Kia Niro a crossover, we disagree—has been a success in the U.S. Most highly fuel-efficient dedicated hybrids are compact five-door hatchbacks, the most popular vehicle segment globally. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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2018 Kia Niro PHEV gas mileage review: outrunning expectations

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And that’s exactly what the Kia Niro brings to hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime. Competition improves the breed. Compared with the Prius, the Niro is taller and roomier. Likely to its benefit, it looks like a small crossover SUV, though with only front-wheel drive, it's no kind of SUV. It does offer the crossover advantages of. Plug-In Hybrids

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Here’s why Kia Soul EV and Kia Niro EV both get big 64-kwh battery packs

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One key specification in the 2020 Kia Soul EV that was revealed at the LA Auto Show this week was a bit unexpected: its inclusion of a large, 64-kwh battery pack. That leaves two vehicles—the Soul EV and the 2019 Kia Niro EV—with the same big battery. And both will be arriving at U.S. dealerships in the first quarter of 2019. Based on. Los Angeles Auto Show Niro EV

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Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar roof charging on selected vehicles: HEV, BEV and ICE

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Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor plan to introduce solar roof charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles.

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Kia launching new diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain in 2018 on Sportage; more models to come

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Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The Kia Sportage will be the first model to offer the new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid powertrain later in 2018. Kia’s mild-hybrid technology features a compact 0.46

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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. European customer deliveries of the new model will start during Q3 2018.

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Kia unveils new Soul EV at LA Auto Show

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Kia Motors unveiled the new Soul EV, a completely new iteration of Kia’s award-winning electric compact crossover, at the LA Auto Show. Built at the Gwangju plant in Korea, the new Soul EV goes on sale in the US in the first half of 2019, with Kia’s global markets to follow.

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Kia Niro Electric range rated at 301-miles in Europe

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When it introduced the Kia Niro EV in Korea in June, the company said it would go 236 miles on a charge. Kia on Tuesday said that the car earned a rating of 301 miles on the new Worldwide Harmonized Light-Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). It has now been rated at far more than that in Europe. The news was first reported by the Express, in Britain

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2020 Kia Soul EV has more punch, faster charging, and a lot more battery

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At the LA Auto Show, Kia revealed a completely new generation of its Soul—including, once again, an all-electric Kia Soul EV that makes overtures to urbanites who need box-on-wheels utility, affordability, parking ease, and some design flair but also want an electric car.

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2018 Kia Niro hybrid nets top Safety Pick+ award, when properly equipped

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Tick all the right boxes and the 2018 Kia Niro earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the crash-testing agency said last week. To get to the highest-rated Niro, buyers need to opt for LED headlights and automatic emergency braking, features that can be paired together only on the Niro EX trim level with the optional Premium Package or the. Plug-In Hybrids crash tests IIHS

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First unveiling of Kia Niro EV; global debut at Paris Motor Show in September

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Kia unveiled the new battery-electric version of Niro crossover at the 5 th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. Kia already offers the Niro in hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

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2019 Kia Niro EV rated at 239 miles, on sale soon

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At the LA Auto Show, Kia has provided some long-awaited U.S. The Niro, which Kia describes as a “multi-function crossover format,” is built on a dedicated green-vehicle platform shared with the. market details for the Niro EV. Among the most important ones: With a large 64-kwh battery pack, it will offer an EPA-rated range of 239 miles.

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Kia Niro EV crossover now on sale in Korea; N American sales in Q1 2019

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The new Kia Niro battery-electric CUV (crossover utility vehicle) has gone on sale in Korea, featuring an expected driving range of up to 385 kilometers (239 miles), as calculated by SAE J1364 in the United States.

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Kia Motors reveals next-generation separated sound zone technology; individual audio spaces without headphones

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—Kang-duck Ih, Research Fellow at Kia’s NVH Research Lab.

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Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

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In Korea on Wednesday, Hyundai and Kia revealed some production-bound examples of that. As solar cells get more efficient, powerful panels can fit on smaller areas. For those looking to use renewable energy for transportation, that means solar panels can now move from home rooftops used to power car chargers to cars themselves. solar roof charging solar

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One size won't fit all for future Kia EVs

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“It’s all about what fits,” said Michael Winkler, director of powertrains for Kia in Europe. By the end of next year, Kia will offer in the U.S. For an automaker that’s pitching itself toward the fun side of the Hyundai Motor Group, the tone for the automaker’s sizable electric push soon sounds altogether like pants. Plug-In Hybrids

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Kia Niro EV specs revealed at latest Korean car show

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The Kia Niro EV made its first appearance at the Busan auto show this week and Kia confirmed the car will offer a battery with up to 236 miles of range. The company showed a concept version of the car at the Consumer Electronics Show in January with wildly updated head and tail lights and trim details. Then it appeared in Korea at an electric. South Korea

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2018 Kia Soul EV gets bigger battery, range boost from 93 to 111 miles

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Updates to conventional cars come in a predictable pattern. Once a new model is launched, it gets only minor tweaks to features, prices, and paint colors for two or three years. Then in the third or fourth year, it gets what the industry calls a "mid-cycle refresh": some updated sheetmetal, perhaps a redesigned dashboard, and other more visible. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacity

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Kia Niro electric car debuts in Korea

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Kia displayed a new Niro EV electric car concept at the Consumer Electronics Show last January, and the production car just made an appearance in South Korea at the Fifth International Electric Vehicle Expo. Based on the Niro hybrid and plug in hybrid already sold stateside, the Niro EV takes the concept one step further by dispensing with the gas

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2019 Kia Soul EV drops most affordable trim

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The effective price of a Kia Soul EV has gone up dramatically for 2019, in what is likely to be the model's last year of production. The company dropped the bottom Soul EVe trim from the lineup. The EVe listed for $1,700 less than the version officially called "base," according to our partners at CarsDirect.com The Soul EVe was only sold in

Kia smothers plans to bring Sorento diesel to America

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The Kia Sorento may not get a diesel version for the U.S. On the eve of the Paris Motor Show and the introduction of the production-spec Kia Niro EV, company officials have confirmed that it’s shelved plans to bring any diesel model Stateside for now. after all. The hold is officially temporary, but it's hard to see how it changes anytime

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, Sergio Marchionne dies, Gyon electric car: Today's Car News

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We review fuel-economy numbers in the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne died in a hospital in Switzerland. China aims to bring a new boutique electric car to the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Sergio Marchionne, who made his name as a plainspoken corporate turnaround artist, died following. Sergio Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Hyundai, Kia invest additional US$250M in Grab; pilot EV projects

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Southeast Asia’s leading O2O (online to offline) mobile platform, announced an agreement under which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will invest an additional US$250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to pilot EV programs across Southeast Asia. To start, Grab, Hyundai and Kia will launch a series of EV pilot projects in Southeast Asia starting with Singapore in 2019. Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc.,

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2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid recall concerns extra heat in the back seat

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Drive a 2017 Kia Niro (or a 2018) and find your back seat becoming a hot seat? In 2017 and some 2018 Kia Niro models, a main relay, within what’s called the power relay assembly, may not have adequate contact connections. It might be a good idea to stop driving it and call your dealership. The result could be increased electrical

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2020 Kia Soul EV captured in spy photos

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Kia has announced it will build an all-electric version of its Niro hatchback for 2019, but that apparently isn't stopping the company from planning an update for the Soul EV the following year. A spy photographer has captured images of an electric version of the redesigned 2020 Soul testing in Europe. Although the car is covered with heavy

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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

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Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia will take remains unknown, especially since the automaker doesn't currently sell cars. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. India Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Kia Sorento Diesel crossover utility vehicle confirmed by company

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The latest entrant is Kia, which—for the first time in its 24-year U.S. Kia's. With Volkswagen having left a gaping void in the North American market for diesel vehicles, other automakers are taking a chance at exploiting the fuel for their own market-share gains. history—will have a compression-ignition engine on dealership floors. Diesels turbodiesel Fuel Economy

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Porsche kills diesels, BMW iX3 electric car orders, and Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

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Kia drops the most affordable Soul EV variant. Porsche declares it's done building diesel-powered cars. The BMW iX3 electric car tallies 1,000 reservations in Norway. We ask which electric SUV has readers most interested in a new Twitter poll. And will VW build any of its electric cars in the United States? All of this and more on Green Car

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Tesla Autopilot, VW solid-state batteries, and Kia electric cars: Today's Car News

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Future Kia electric cars are about what fits the market. The Tesla Autopilot system gets outranked by a rival. VW confirms plans for solid-state batteries. Volvo's parent company is reportedly in talks with Toyota over hybrid systems. And will electric cars hurt automaker profitability? All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla's Autopilot

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Tesla Autopilot milepost, Kia electric strategy, China's EV spying: Today's Car News

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As the 2018 LA Auto Show winds down, we explore some questions that came out of it, starting with why Kia plans two electric models with the same long-range battery. Tesla announced at the show that its cars have now covered a billion miles driving on Autopilot. Electric cars in China send a lot more data to authorities than gas cars do. And the. China General Motors Tesla Autopilot

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New Gen 3 Ceed first Kia sold in Europe to offer level-two autonomy Lane Following Assist technology; new Kappa turbo, U3 diesel

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Kia Motors revealed the new Ceed ahead of its world debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Since the first-generation Kia cee’d started production at Kia’s new Slovakian manufacturing facility in December 2006, more than 1.28

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Kia Niro EV specs, recapturing CO2, and electric-car support vs interest: Today's Car News

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Kia has revealed official specifications for the Niro EV. Scientists have discovered a way to recapture CO2 and recycle it into fuel. A new study found there's more support for electric cars than knowledge or interest. And Waymo's purchase of up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacific Hybrids could account for one-third of FCA's available consumer tax credits

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Jaguar I-Pace intro, used Fiat 500e service, 2018 Kia Niro preview, electric cars crucial: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a rundown of the 2018 Kia Niro lineup, a date for the Jaguar I-Pace unveiling, some advice on servicing a used Fiat 500e bought outside California, and why electric cars are more important than ever. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In the array of U.S. climate-action tools, electric cars are more important than ever. Today in Car News

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Kia to introduce 16 new advanced powertrain vehicles by 2025: 5 hybrids, 5 PHEVs, 5 BEVs, 1 FCV; Niro EV Concept

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Kia Motors presented its new “Boundless for All” future mobility vision at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Connected – By 2025, Kia will adopt connected car technologies across every vehicle segment, and aim to make every single model a connected car by 2030.

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Bolt EV in winter, 2018 Kia Niro, electric-car tax credits, 2018 Nissan Leaf news: The Week in Reverse

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This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, February 2, 2018. Which two automakers may start to run out of electric-car tax credits this year? What happens if you buy a used Fiat 500e electric car outside California and it needs service? Friday, we wrote that it's taken. The Week In Reverse

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Jaguar E-Type Zero production, fuel-economy standards, and 2020 Kia Soul EV: Today's Car News

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The 2020 Kia Soul EV steps out in front of the camera in a new round of spy photos. Jaguar plans to put the electric E-Type Zero into production. A study shows little support for reduced fuel economy standards in the United States. And what exactly are WLTP standards? All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Jaguar will produce the E-Type Zero

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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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Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

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Hyundai and Kia plan to put solar panels on cars. VW won't rule out sharing electric cars with Ford. A prominent electric-car advocate takes issue with GM's plan for a national mandate. And a new report from the journal Nature shows global warming may already be much worse than expected. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As solar panels get. global warming GM

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Kia Niro EV concept at CES: 238 miles of range from 64-kwh battery

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It's well known that a battery-electric version of the Kia Niro will join the lineup soon, completing a range that now comprises the Niro Hybrid and the recently launched plug-in hybrid. Most observers had assumed the Niro EV would use the same underpinnings as its corporate sibling the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, just as the pair of hybrids does. CES plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Consumer Electronics Show

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Kia Niro crash test, first Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD, and falling battery prices: Today's Car News

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The Kia Niro (mostly) aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests. When properly equipped, the Kia Tesla has built the first Model 3 Performance AWD variant. Falling battery prices could lead to a boost in renewable electricity by 2050. And the results are in for our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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New Kia Soul EV revealed in LA

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The third generation of the all-electric Kia Soul has been revealed at the LA Motor Show

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Kia introduces more fuel-efficient Gen 3 2019 Forte; first “Smart Stream” powertrain

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the third-generation 2019 Forte compact sedan. The new powerplant can be paired with either a six-speed manual or Kia’s all-new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). The engine and in-house-built IVT are the first of a new line of efficient “Smart Stream” powertrains that will make their way into the Kia lineup in the future.

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