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Kia to release plug-in hybrid model in 2020

Kia will launch a plug-in hybrid by the end of the year. The automaker made the announcement in an Earth Day video released in the last few weeks. The announcement follows the debut of Kia’s Plan S, a “’a preemptive shift’ away from being a traditional manufacturer of combustion vehicles to one focused on electric vehicles, electrified vehicles and mobility.”…

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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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