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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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Global hybrid sales increased in 2017

Leading the pack for automakers, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai / Kia and other Japanese and South Korean OEMs sold over two million hybrid and plug-in cars in 2017. Toyota, as is the trend, sold the most hybrid vehicles for the year, contributing to the industry’s fourteen percent growth over 2016. As Ward’s Auto points out, Toyota “dwarfs all other brands including…

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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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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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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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