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 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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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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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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New Kia Rio set for Paris reveal

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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 teases release of electric AWD concept at Chicago show

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Kia Motors America will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The concept was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers.

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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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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Kia Motors granted Nevada autonomous driving license

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Kia Motors has been granted a licence by the state of Nevada to carry out testing of its autonomous driving technologies on public roads for the first time. The initial stage of investment by Kia and Hyundai—totalling US$2 billion by 2018—will enable the companies to develop new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies and employ a greater number of engineers. Kia Advanced Driver Assistance System.

Kia prepping Washington and Oregon for Soul EV launch; dealers and charging network w/ fast-chargers

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Kia Motors America (KMA) is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV and adding to the electric vehicle ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with 20 Soul EV-certified dealers and a charging network. As an added value, select Kia dealers will allow Soul EV owners to charge at no cost.

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Kia Motors Mexico announces first hybrid model for local market

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Kia Motors Mexico celebrated its first anniversary in the country with the announcement of the arrival of Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) to the Mexican market at the end of the current year. With the introduction of Niro, Kia Motors will offer its first hybrid vehicle in Mexico and will strengthen its product lineup in the country. With 34,517 units sold during the first 12 months of operation in Mexico, Kia has become the ninth best-selling brand in the country.

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

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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

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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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 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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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. Latest News Green cars Electric cars Kia

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Kia reveals two new cars at Chicago Auto Show

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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 details on first electric car

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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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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 reveals Niro compact crossover

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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 gets a refresh and power boost

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The Kia Soul is to get a host of enhancements including a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine option, while all models will benefit from a minor face. Kia Soul Carens

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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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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Kia to take on the Prius with hybrid Niro SUV

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The Kia Niro is the company’s first hybrid to hit the UK market and, with an all-new platform and drivetrain, it is aimed squarely at the likes of the. Kia Hybrid cars Niro

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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. it's part of a segment that's hugely important in the rest of the world. Paris Auto Show subcompact Paris Motor Show

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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).

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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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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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. car buying

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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. Pick a suburban street at random and you’ll find that it’s crossovers and S.

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Kia Optima Plug-in hybrid revealed

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Kia has revealed that a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant of its Mondeo-rivalling Optima saloon will be in showrooms soon. Kia Optima Plug-in vehiclesFeaturing a conventional 2.0-li.

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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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Kia Soul EV achieves top environmental standard

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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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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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First drive review: 2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon

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Kia Optima Reviews SportswagonThe D-Segment estate has become a much maligned class in recent years, primarily because families have shunned these once favourable vehicles and swap.

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Kia to reveal new mild hybrid system

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While the media has been awash with reports about the new Kia Soul EV and a refreshed Kia Optima Hybrid, the Korean carmaker has also announced plans to introduce new hybrid technology at the Geneva Motor Show.

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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. Electric cars Kia

Kia prepares to move beyond combustion cars

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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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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 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

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Optima Sportswagon to join Kia range in September

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Kia's first D-segment estate car, the Optima Sportwagon, will be arriving in the UK in September as the company looks to expand its business offering. Kia Optima

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