Hyundai/Kia

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid features special battery button

Cars.com gave the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid a spin and said the experience was “about as pleasant as driving a hybrid hatchback can be.” One intriguing feature — a button that uses the car’s electric battery to quickly recharge a the 12-volt battery that’s integrated into the car’s lithium-ion hybrid battery pack to get you back on the road if…

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Kia Niro will be offered in three electrified powertrains

HybridCars.com reports that the new Kia Niro will feature three powertrain options, including a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric options. It’s the same template being used for the Hyundai Ioniq. The Niro will be powered by the same electric motor as the Ioniq electric, a 28 kWh battery that can travel 124 miles on a charge. Read more.

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Review: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

TruckTrend magazine has posted a review of the 2017 Kia Niro, but says it’s too early to tell if the Niro will steal substantial numbers of Prius owners away from Toyota. The Niro is billed as “a no-compromise vehicle that combines driving enjoyment with eye-catching design, functional utility, and hybrid efficiency,” features aimed in large part to counter consumer frustrations…

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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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