Hyundai/Kia

Hyundai Santa Fe with hybrid and plug-in powertrains to be available

At the Geneva Auto Show this week, Hyundai announced its new hybrid Santa Fe models. The popular compact SUV will launch with both hybrid and plug-in variations, to be released around next year. Hyundai recently launched the Santa Fe in Europe, though it’s been a popular choice in the United States for years. The hybrid version adds to Hyundai’s deep…

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Hybrids to watch in 2018

Hybrid automakers are releasing a new set of feature-filled models throughout 2018. Both regular hybrids and PHEVs are being offered at competitive prices, with many PHEVs still eligible for a plug-in electric vehicle tax credit. Of the models to look out for, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Kia Niro are standouts. Jeep is also releasing a hybrid version of its…

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid nets highest EPA mpg rating

In a new ranking by Motor 1, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid leads the field among the ten most fuel-efficient hybrids. The Ioniq Hybrid has an EPA mpg rating of 57 miles in the city and 59 on a highway. Toyota has the number 2 and 3 spots in the Motor 1 ranking with its Prius and Camry Hybrid, respectively. The…

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Hyundai Releases 2018 Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai’s new 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid are rife with new features. The redesigned model, introduced at the Chicago Auto Show, will be available by March, with plug-in options becoming available in the following months. Hyundai estimates the hybrid’s mpg to be in the 39-45 range, while the plug-in has a total estimated range of 590 miles. A particularly…

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Kia Optima Hybrid Priced to Sell

The Kia Optima hybrid leads Green Car Reports monthly round-up of the best deals on hybrids and fuel efficient cars for February 2018. The Optima Hybrid currently comes with $5,000 in factory cashback, along with other strong financing incentives. Among PHEVs, the Chevy Bolt EV is an attractive leasing option, while the Kia Soul EV and 2018 Nissan Leaf are…

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Kia Niro wins Green SUV of the Year

Green Car Journal has selected the Kia Niro as its Green SUV of the Year for 2018. The crossover SUV has been a customer favorite since its launch. Its appeal comes from a combination of its sleek design and, according to Ron Cogan of Green Car Journal, “its hybrid powertrain and affordable price point.” The Niro won the award ahead…

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Review: 2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

AutoBlog.com took the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid for a spin and believe it compares well to the Toyota Prius. The Niro has an all-electric range of 26 miles (same as the Prius Prime) and takes about three hours to fully charge (same as the Prius Prime). The review describes the Niro as “understated” and “confident,” and said it is…

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid pried at $24,950

Green Car Congress reports that the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid will arrive at dealerships with a starting price of $24,950. That is $5,000 less than the full battery-electric version of the Ioniq. The 2018 Ioniq plug-in hybrid is powered by a 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery and has an all-electric range of more than 29 miles. The Ioniq line-up…

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Review: 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Edmunds.com gives the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid high marks, noting that it should give the Toyota Prius something to worry about… “The Ioniq family is a strong first attempt at compact hybrid cars by Hyundai, and the Ioniq PHEV might be the best version the brand has to offer,” the review reads. “While the electric range could stand to…

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Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid at LA Auto Show

Kia introduced the 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. It has an estimated 26 miles of all-electric range and gets 46 mpg then not running on electric power. The Niro features a larger battery and motor — a 8.9-kWh lithium-polymer battery pack and a 60-horsepower (44.5-kw) electric motor. Read more.

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