The Kia Niro came out in early 2017 with a fury thanks to the hilarious antics of Melissa McCarthy. Although the commercial may have been deemed a bit pretentious by the non-hippie community, the idea of the Niro was firmly implanted in the minds of consumers. The world had never quite seen a crossover that had the mix of style and fuel efficiency as the Niro provides. Behind a 1.6-liter inline Atkinson-cycle engine and two motors, the Niro gives drivers a remarkable 49 miles per gallon (mpg) combined. With an eclectic mix of qualities, the Niro is the versatile and efficient car you wish you had.
Kia Optima Hybrid
The Kia Optima earned a ton of momentum when Blake Griffin dunked over one in the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Little did the world know tha Kia would take this attractive sedan the next level. In 2017, the Kia Optima Hybrid takes everything you love about the surprisingly opulent vehicle and takes it to a hybrid. The 2.0-liter engine, combined with an electric motor, provides up to 192 horsepower that takes you up to 42 mpg combined. With such an efficient engine, there’s no place the Optima Hybrid can’t go.
Kia Soul EV
The Kia Soul came out of nowhere to become one of the top sellers in the past two years. Its elegant style, non-stop commercial attack, and pure performance made it a winner with the younger and older generation alike. Unlike its hybrid counterparts, the Soul EV relies entirely on an electric motor that propels it up to 90 miles on a single charge. It’s not exactly a hybrid, but it’s sure to get the job done when you need it.
Kia Optima Hybrid Plug-In
There’s a saying that goes you can’t fix it if it ain’t broke. Fortunately, the Kia Optima Hybrid Plug-In isn’t broken. It just receives a little upgrade that provides it with a the ability to go on electric energy for 33 miles. When push comes to shove, you can plug the Optima in for a reasonably quick charge. If you have a normal household outlet in your garage, expect a total charge time of nine hours. If you can find you way to a charging station, venture out and shop for three hours. When you return, the Optima Hybrid Plug-In is ready to go. No matter where you want to go, the Optima has just what you need to get there.
When you think of hybrid vehicles, you may not think of Kia. But with these four vehicles, they sure make a huge impact in the hybrid automotive world.