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Kia Niro

Price $25,495 – $53,995
Fuel consumption < 5.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
This subcompact crossover teams a 1.6-litre gasoline engine with an electric motor. Combined, they develop a total of 139 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, sent to the vehicle's front wheels. In town, fuel consumption can be as low as 4.5 litres/100 kilometres. The Niro can accommodate up to five passengers. A fully electric version that will borrow its components from the Hyundai Kona should soon be available as well.

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Test Drives2019 Kia Niro EV: An Electric Car Worthy of More Attention
Since the launch of the Nissan LEAF in 2011, affordable electric vehicles offering zero range anxiety have become more and more popular. One of them is the Kia Niro EV, the third member of the Niro lineup following the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Originally launched for the 2017 model …
First Drives2017 Kia Niro: The Troublemaker
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – What’s great about a hybrid is that we can drive it like a normal car, and it will magically provide us with lower fuel bills. No need to plug it in or calculate the distance of our commutes, all we have to do is fill a …
Spotlight on2017 Kia Niro: We’re Driving it This Week
The Toyota Prius is the most successful hybrid vehicle on the North-American market, and that obviously makes a lot of rival automakers jealous. There’s an opportunity for peddling hybrid cars in trendy areas such as California, and Hyundai and Kia are ready to challenge the Prius with a one-two punch.

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Los Angeles2020 Kia Niro Boasts Extra Safety, Sleeker Looks
The Kia Niro made its debut three years ago as a compact hybrid crossover. It’s now time for a mid-cycle refresh and the company took advantage of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show this week to announce the various changes. “It’s difficult to improve on a winning formula, but we’re …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesElectric Cars: Key Terms Explained
You know what displacement, horsepower and L/100 km all mean. These automotive terms exist since, well, pretty much the invention of automobiles. Electric cars are a different creature, however. They have their own unique features and a unique vocabulary. A Few Definitions Fossil fuels are out, electrons are in! Let’s …
News2019 Kia Niro EV and 2020 Kia Soul EV: Pricing Announced
Just as the federal government announced the details of its new rebate program for electrified vehicles, Kia Canada is confirming the admissibility of its two new models by revealing their pricing structure. In both cases, the Korean brand specifies a maximum driving range of 383 kilometres on a full charge.
Los Angeles2019 Kia Niro EV: Chock-full of Electrons
We weren’t really surprised to see the 2019 Kia Niro EV be presented to the media at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, since the Korean brand announced its arrival quite a while ago. That doesn’t mean the fully electric small crossover isn’t interesting, since it boasts a 64-kWh …
ElectricAll-New Kia Niro EV is Unveiled with Up to 380 km of Range
Small families looking for a highly efficient mobility solution at a reasonable price still don’t have many options, especially when it comes to all-electric vehicles. Cars like the Chevrolet Bolt, BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf can only do so much. However, things will change significantly in the next 12-24 months …
NewsKia unveils trio of hybrids, including Niro HUV, Optima PHEV
Kia has unveiled a trio of new hybrids, including an all-new "hybrid utility vehicle," as it looks to boost its lineup&#39;s fuel efficiency by 25 per cent compared to 2014 levels by 2020. A major piece of Kia&#39;s so-called "Green Car Roadmap," the 2017 Niro was unveiled simultaneously in Chicago …
NewsAll-new Kia Niro 'Hybrid Utility Vehicle' coming
Kia has announced plans to roll out an all-new hybrid compact crossover in the next two years as it aims to improve the average fuel efficiency of its lineup by 25 per cent compared to 2014 levels by 2020. Dubbed a Hybrid Utility Vehicle, the Niro "will maintain all the …

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Review: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid
Many hybrids and especially all electric vehicle's have an in your face, "look at me" styling. Nothing wrong with that, but Kia believes many customers just want good fuel economy in a more traditional design, and so we have the Niro Hybrid.. (This segment originally aired on Motoring TV 2017 …