Hyundai/Kia

Hyundai, Kia adding solar panels to hybrids, electric vehicles

Hyundai and Kia have announced that they will integrate solar panels into select vehicles. The panels will be located on the roofs of these cars, and will generate additional electrical power for the vehicles to use. Green Car Congress reports that they panels will be installed on ICE, hybrid and battery electric vehicles, and will improve fuel efficiency. Hyundai will…

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Additional plug-in hybrid models now planned at Kia

Kia, the Korean automaker, will add additional plug-in models to its lineup of electrified vehicles in Europe. According to a new article by Julian Rendell at AutoCar, Kia will add both a Ceed estate and Sportage PHEV, alongside a new electric version of the Soul and a fuel-cell version of the SUV. In 2019, consumers can expect to see the…

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Hyundai Ioniq, Toyota Prius top fuel economy charts

Edmunds has released a new ranking of its top hybrids, and when considering fuel economy as the primary factor, the Hyundai Ioniq came in first at 58 mpg combined. As Edmunds notes, “The Ioniq tops the hybrid field with impressive mpg, but you’ll need the spartan Blue trim level to see those numbers. We’d sacrifice 3 mpg and opt for…

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Kia Niro Plug-In Surpasses Expectations

Green Car Reports took the 2018 Kira Niro Plug-in Hybrid for a test drive, and found that in ideal conditions, the vehicle’s fuel economy performs even better than could be expected. The vehicle is rated at 46mpg combined (gas-only), but in a scenario driving “mostly on rural byways almost ideal for maximizing fuel economy,” the Kia Niro performed at 79.3mpg…

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Edmunds: Best hybrid cars for 2018

Edmunds has released its list of top hybrid cars for 2018. The automotive industry research group rates each car after putting it through an in-depth testing process. For standard sedan hybrids, the 2018 Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion hybrids took the top spots with each receiving four out of five stars. The 2018 Lexus RX 450h received the…

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Hyundai upgrades 2018 Sonata PHEV with stronger range

Hyundai has updated its Sonata plug-in for the 2018 model year. The vehicle carries 28 miles of all electric range, a small improvement on the previous model year’s 27 miles. The 2018 Sonata PHEV also comes equipped with a set of new features, including Driver Attention Alert and an additional USB port in the second row. The 2018 model employs…

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Hyundai confirms plans for two hybrid Santa Fes

In a bid to expand its electrified offerings, Hyundai is developing two new hybrid powertrains for its Santa Fe model line. The automaker will offer both a traditional hybrid Santa Fe and a plug-in version. Car Scoops reports that Hyundai could take two directions for its hybridization of the Santa Fe. The automaker could develop an entirely new powertrain for…

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Report: 2018’s Top Hybrids

With each season, new hybrids hit the market, and Web2Carz has released a round-up of the best hybrids in 2018. Toyota has three hybrids on this year’s list: the 2018 RAV4 Hybrid, 2018 Prius and 2018 Camry Hybrid were all included. The RAV4 Hybrid is a “practical crossover” and “the vehicle you should get if you want a crossover with…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for June 2018

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of the best deals on electrified vehicles for the month of June. For full hybrids, the Ford Fusion and Toyota Avalon offer the best deals. The EPA rated 43/42/42 mpg Fusion is on offer in California with free six-year financing and a $3000 cash incentive. Also in California, the Avalon comes with…

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid priced lower than previous years

Hyundai has released its 2018 Sonata hybrid to dealerships with a new lower starting price than previous years. The model is currently priced at $26,385 (before many trim options). The 2018 Sonata Hybrid is, in many ways, an upgrade on previous iterations of the vehicle. The 2018 model offers an upgraded lithium-ion battery pack rated at 1.76kWh that, in combination…

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