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Best hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for April

Green Car Reports has released its monthly round-up of the best deals in hybrids for April 2018. The Ford C-Max, Kia Niro, and Kia Optima LX Hybrid are all offering specials this month, with significant discounts across the board. Kia is offering its Niro PHEV with special pricing, including a cash bonus for leasers. The Chevrolet Volt, the PHEV with…

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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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Early sales show Kia Niro outperforming Hyundai Ioniq

Through the first half of 2017, the Kia Niro is outselling the Hyundai Ioniq nearly 3-to-1. Ward’s Auto reports that Kia sold 12,676 Niro’s compared with 4,881 Ioniq’s since the vehicles were introduced in February. The major difference between the vehicles: Kia opted to develop a CUV while Hyundai developed a more traditional mid-size sedan.   “We really from the beginning of…

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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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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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Kia debuts dedicated hybrid at Chicago Auto Show

The Kia Niro, an all-new compact hybrid SUV that will compete against the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt, will debut in February at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The hybrid will go on sale in the United States in late 2016 or early 2017. During the Chicago Auto Show, Kia will detail its plans to invest $10 billion in green vehicles over the next five…

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First photos of Kia Niro revealed at Detroit Auto Show

As part of a focus on hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicles, Kia plans to introduce a “hybrid utility vehicle” at next month’s Chicago Auto Show. The company released teaser photos of the Kia Niro at the Detroit Auto Show, which features a hybrid powertrain that was exclusively designed for the new utility vehicle. Read more.

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