What does going green mean for Kia?

By Product Expert | Posted in Hybrids, Kia Niro, Kia Optima, Kia Soul, Technology on Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 8:27 pm
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3 Great Eco-Friendly Kia Vehicles

Kia and Hyundai have unveiled a bold new plan. They have pledged that over the next three model years, there would be at least seven new battery electrified models and one fuel cell vehicle.

The strategy includes four hybrids, two plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and a battery electric vehicle (BEV) for the U.S. market. All seven battery utilizing cars are scheduled to launch between the 2016 and 2018 model years. This is an exciting and aggressive plan considering Toyota took 15 years between introducing the Prius and offering its first plug-in version.

Kia is looking to double its green car lineup by 2020. Kia will be going from  4 to 11 eco-friendly models, here are 3 great eco-friendly Kia Vehicles.

Currently, Kia has the Soul EV which is an electronic vehicle and the Optima Hybrid. The plan seems to be that for each of the Kia sedan models a dedicated hybrid will be added to the line-up.

“We will take the lead in the future by raising the competitiveness of our environment-friendly cars like hybrid-only cars, plug-in hybrid cars and fuel cell hydrogen cars,” CEO Kim Choong-ho.

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

If the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid and Kia Soul EV are the standard to match, then Kia has done an outstanding job. Not only is the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid good for the environment, it’s good for the soul. Its sporty handling makes it fun to drive. And its aerodynamics and sophisticated styling make it look good too.

2016 Kia Soul EV

The 2016 Kia Soul EV has the fastest charging port currently available- it can fully charge a battery in 30 minutes. And an impressive 93 mile driving range. And as it is an electric vehicle it takes no gasoline at all! And that equals zero emissions! The Soul EV delivers 120 city MPGe and 92 highway MPGe.

2017 Kia Niro

The 2017 Kia Niro is a whole new animal. This vehicle call itself a Hybrid Utility Vehicle, or HUV. It doesn’t even look like a hybrid! So you can be eco-friendly without advertising it. This vehicle is all about high style and high efficiency, and its sporty handling makes it fun to drive. Stay tuned- we’ll keep you posted on the release date.

Why not come by and check out our eco-friendly line up? We’d love to take you out for a spin!


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