Monthly Archives: November 2017

LA Auto Show Introduces the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Crossover

The 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) brings an exciting new dimension to Kia’s alternative fuel car line-up. As Kia’s third plug-in model, and anticipated in retailer showrooms by the end of this year, the Niro PHEV offers the same crossover utility, fun-driving and winning design of the Niro hybrid, but with an estimated 26-miles of All-Electric Range.

“The Niro Plug-in is the exciting next step in Kia’s progression toward offering more alternative fuel vehicles by 2020,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America (KMA). “Consumers who are intrigued by the Niro hybrid’s fantastic versatility and design, but want even more EcoDynamics technology and the ability to drive only using electric power, will find more to love in the Niro Plug-in Hybrid.”

Rated at an EPA-estimated 26 miles of All-Electric Range, Niro PHEV can help some drivers consume less gasoline in most driving conditions and in all-electric mode it produces zero emissions. And with the total driving range rated at up to an estimated 560 miles, it offers fantastic versatility. With Niro Plug-in Hybrid you can have it all—pure EV daily driving and the ability to take long road trips.

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Consumer Report: How Kia Stacks Up

There was much movement among car brand as Consumer Report scrutinized this year’s car reliability data to see how the number compared with the 2016 survey findings. Rankings are based on the average Predicted Reliability Score for each brand’s model lineup.

This year, Kia moves up 2 points to claim the number 3 position just behind Toyota and Lexus. Kia’s average reliability score is 71, 11 points higher than the top-most average score. Consumer Report named the Niro hybrid crossover as the most reliable model in Kia’s lineup and the Sportage took the least reliable model spot. Continue reading

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