Kia Niro Electric range rated at 301-miles in Europe

Green Car Reports

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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One size won't fit all for future Kia EVs

Green Car Reports

“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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2018 Kia Niro preview

Green Car Reports

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 smothers plans to bring Sorento diesel to America

Green Car Reports

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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Kia Niro electric car debuts in Korea

Green Car Reports

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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Kia Niro EV specs revealed at latest Korean car show

Green Car Reports

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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2019 Kia Soul EV drops most affordable trim

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Congress

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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2020 Kia Soul EV captured in spy photos

Green Car Reports

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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All-new Kia ProCeed revealed

Green Cars News

Following up on the success of the Proceed Concept shown at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia is readying the production ready ProCeed for its debut ahead of availability next year

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Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

Green Car Reports

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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2018 Kia Niro PHEV gas mileage review: outrunning expectations

Green Car Reports

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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2017 Kia Niro: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

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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Kia Niro 'Hybrid Utility Vehicle' First Photos Revealed At Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

As part of its parent company's push into hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicles, Kia will introduce what it calls a 'hybrid utility vehicle' at next month's Chicago Auto Show. Today, at the more influential Detroit Auto Show, the Korean company released the images of that vehicle, to be known as two Kia Niro. Detroit Auto Show Kia Niro

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Kia Sorento Diesel crossover utility vehicle confirmed by company

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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Kia reveals details on first electric car

Green Cars News

The market’s first fully electric crossover car is to come with a class-leading battery energy density of 200 wh/kg, according to the vehicle’s makers, Kia. Electric cars Kia

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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Kia Optima facelift: price and specs revealed

Green Cars News

The 2018 Kia Optima was unveiled back at the Geneva Motor Show, and ushers in a host of design tweaks inside and out, as well as a new 1.6-litre diesel engine

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Kia reveals Niro compact crossover

Green Cars News

It’s the opening day of the Frankfurt Motor Show and it can be hard to know where to look first, but for us, it is Kia that’s grabbing our attention this morning.

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Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

Green Car Reports

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. DON'T MISS: 2016 Kia. Green Connecticut Maryland New Jersey New York plug-in cars

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Kia e-Niro: all-electric crossover debuts in Paris

Green Cars News

An all-electric version of the Kia Niro crossover has made its European debut at the Paris Motor Show and is set to go on sale by the end of 2018

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Kia reveals first images and details of new Picanto

Green Cars News

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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Kia Soul EV arrives in the UK

Green Cars News

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 That places it £3,445 above the price of the range-topping model of the existing combustion Soul range, with the Soul 1.6

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

Green Car Reports

A new video posted last Wednesday uses Kia''s now-familiar supersized hamsters to market the new 2015 Kia Soul EV. DON''T MISS: 2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show The Korean

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Electric Kia Soul coming 2014?

Green Cars News

A battery-powered version of the Kia Soul compact SUV will go on sale in 2014, according to Headline Auto. Based on the new generation Soul which went on sale this month, the electric Soul will mark Kia’s first fully electric model to launch in the European market. Kia admits that its experience of producing electric [.]. Kia Europe Kia Soul

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2015 Kia Soul EV Video Road Test

Green Car Reports

The Hamsters are back, and they''re performing a science experiment that resulted in this: the 2015 Kia Soul EV. Let''s start with what makes the Soul EV different from any other Kia Soul to date: the powertrain. It’s one of the newest electric cars on the market, but what''s it like to use? It’s driven by an 80-kilowatt electric motor

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New Kia Rio set for Paris reveal

Green Cars News

Sketches of the new Kia Rio supermini have been revealed, ahead of its official unveil at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Kia RioThis fourth generation model.

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Kia reveals two new cars at Chicago Auto Show

Green Cars News

Kia chose the event to unveil two new vehicles: the Cross GT Concept (pictured top) and the 2014 Kia Forte Five-Door SX (pictured [.]. Green cars Kia Latest news Chicago Auto Show green cars Kia Cross GT Kia Forte

Kia reveals plans for Soul EV

Green Cars News

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. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Kia

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2017 Kia Niro hybrid: first drive report

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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. car buying

2017 63

Kia Sportage gets tweaks for 2017

Green Cars News

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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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid first drive review

Green Car Reports

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 Stinger GT: can it take on the Germans?

Green Cars News

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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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Call it electric Soul: Kia took the wraps off its first electric car to be sold in the U.S. this morning, officially launching the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. The Soul EV was one of three Kia vehicles featured at the Chicago show.

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Enters Production

Green Car Reports

Kia''s Soul hamsters haven''t just got fitter with the latest generation car--they''ve gone green, too. At the heart of the Kia Soul EV is a 192-cell, 27 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

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Kia Soul EV achieves top environmental standard

Green Cars News

Kia’s new Soul EV has achieved an important environmental benchmark for its lifecycle assessment; meaning that the car’s impact on the environment is minimised throughout its lifespan.

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Kia prepares to move beyond combustion cars

Green Cars News

Kia is preparing itself for a new era where alternative fuel powertrains become essential to business, the firm’s CEO confirms. Kia electric fuel cell

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

Green Car Reports

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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Kia reveals fuel cell car commitment

Green Cars News

South Korean carmaker Kia has not given up on fuel cell vehicles – declaring that they are firmly a part of its plans over the next few years. Fuel Cells Green cars Hydrogen cars Kia Latest news fuel cell cars green cars hydrogen cars Kia Borrego Kia Ray EVThe company issued a Press release outlining its commitment to green cars and battling rising oil prices over the last 25 years: stating how it has been [.].

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