Kia Niro PHEV was recently presented at the Los Angeles Motor Show and its the third model of the Korean brand that uses plug-in hybrid mechanics.
It is the same compact crossover that we already knew, but in its conventional hybrid version that now can offer in exclusively electric mode an autonomy up to 58 km.
The Niro PHEV uses a 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) four-cylinder engine whose block is made of aluminum that generates 105 HP and 147 Nm of torque associated with a six speed dual clutch gearbox.
Electric propulsion uses a 8.9 kWh (59 kW) lithium-polymer battery pack and a powerful 60-HP (44.5 kW) electric motor with which it can travel about 50 km in purely electric mode. Connected to a 240 V charger, 100% charge is achieved in 2.5 hours and less than 9 hours for a 120 V charger.
The two systems together produce a total of 141 horsepower and 264 Nm of torque, with an estimated range of 560 miles.
Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America (KMA) said: "The Niro Plug-in is the exciting next step in Kia's progression toward offering more alternative fuel vehicles by 2020” "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."
After its launch in Europe in October 2013, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is delighted that its, Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, technological flagship reach the symbolic mark of 100,000 cumulative sales in Europe . Continue reading
Kia has steadily expanded its range of hybrid and electric vehicles over the past few years and today is one of the world's leading suppliers of electrified electric vehicles. Kia starts selling the updated versions of the Niro Hybrid and the Niro Plug-in… Continue reading
Lexus unveils a first image and a video of the final version of the UX, its new compact crossover. Inspired by the UX concept presented in 2016 at the Paris Motor Show, the Lexus UX marks the arrival of the Japanese brand in the compact crossover… Continue reading
Electric and hybrid cars are destined to undermine petrol cars within a few years. This is stated by the Cambridge Econometrics, whose study "Fuelling Europe's Future" was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation. According to British… Continue reading