Hyundai/Kia

Hyundai Ioniq offers three electrified powertrain choices

The Hyundai Ioniq is the first vehicle to offer three electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated platform. The Ioniq Hybrid and Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid feature an engine that has been specifically tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with a quick-shifting six-speed double-clutch transmission — differentiating Ioniq from its key competitors with a more dynamic and engaging driving experience.…

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Hyundai offers lifetime warranty for Ioniq battery

If the battery pack on your Hyundai Ioniq fails, Hyundai will replace it free of charge. The automakers has offer a lifetime warranty on its previous electrified vehicles. The warranty applies to complete failure of the lithium-ion battery packs in these vehicles, not to any degradation in battery capacity that may occur over time. Read more.

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Hyundai Ioniq debuts this week

HybridCars.com reports that the hybrid and all-electric versions of the new Hyundai Ioniq will launch this week in the US, with the plug-in hybrid version being released in September. A marketing campaign is expected to begin in March. The Ioniq’s high fuel economy – 58 mpg – is better than the Toyota Prius. The Ioniq vehicle lineup is central to…

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2017 Kia Niro sets world record for lowest fuel consumption

The 2017 Kia Niro set a Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption, achieving 76.6 mpg during a 3,715.4-mile trip across the United States. The trip from Los Angeles to New York used only 48.5 gallons of gas. The Niro, an Urban Crossover Hybrid Vehicle, is the first dedicated Kia hybrid. It will be available for sale in 1Q2017.…

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Becomes New Fuel Economy Champ With 58 Mpg

HybridCars.com reports that the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid will feature an EPA-certified fuel economy rating — 58 mpg combined — that steals the crown of best fuel economy from the Toyota Prius. The Ioniq will be available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all electric vehicle. It is part of Hyundai’s push to become the second leading manufacturer of green vehicles, behind…

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Review: 2016 Hyundai Ioniq “set to take the market by storm”

Auto World News gives rave reviews to Hyundai’s first alternative fuel car: the 2016 Hyundai Ioniq, saying it is prepared to rival the Toyota Prius and “take the EV market by storm.” The Ioniq is available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric vehicle — all built on a single platform with a “sleek, modern and functional design.” Read more.

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Kia continues to grow hybrid lineup

GreenCarReports.com says that Kia continues to significantly increase the number of green cars it’s offering. Hyundai/Kia have their sights set on becoming the world’s second-largest seller of green cars. By 2020, Kia will have 14 green models in its global lineup, including a hybrid version of the Kia Optima station wagon sold in Europe and a plug-in hybrid version of the Niro hybrid utility…

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USA Today: Scads of new electric, hybrid offerings on the way

Noting that “gas prices are low, but interest in alternate energy and fuel efficient vehicles remains high,” USA Today recently showcased nearly a dozen new electric and hybrid vehicles on the market. The featured cars include the Acura NSX, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Cruze and Equinox, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro, Porsche Panamera, Tesla Model 3, Toyota Prius Prime, 2017 Toyota Highlander, and 2016 Volvo S90. The article notes that interest…

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