Archive for the ‘Hybrid Vehicles’ Category
Is Kia an Electric Vehicle Brand?
Many auto brands these days are making the shift towards hybrid and electric offerings. As more and more drivers seek out eco-minded vehicles and hybrid alternatives, automakers are working to meet the demands. One brand that has continued to offer hybrid variants over the years is Kia and now the brand is making moves towards becoming a leading EV brand.(more…)
2020 Kia Optima Hybrid Driving Range and Fuel Efficiency
Tampa Bay-area shoppers who are thinking of making the switch to a Kia Optima Hybrid might be curious about what kind of driving range the vehicle offers. Specifically, they may want to find out how far they can drive the Optima Hybrid on just one tank of gas. This 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid driving range and fuel efficiency guide is here to help.(more…)
Kia Remote Start Model Availability
If you have friends or family in the Northeast or Midwest, you know that communication with them usually involves some off-the-cuff comment about how jealous they are of the weather we get to enjoy in West Central Florida.
It’s true, barring a few spells that see us dip down into the 40s (40s by the way that people in Wisconsin are praying for every day of the week), our weather is great. We all know that the summer months can see it get a little bit more hot and humid than is maybe comfortable. Combine that with a dark interior car and/or leather seating and now you’re talking about getting into a sticky leather sauna after work. (more…)
The Future of Kia
For many of us, Christmas is in the rearview mirror (or standard backup camera in the case of Kia). After all, it’s been almost a month since we passed the festive period. Lights have been turned off, wrapping paper stuffed back into the crawlspace and our Christmas Trees have come down (here’s where to get rid of them, by the way).
Here in the greater Tampa area, most of us are getting ready to celebrate Gasparilla and enjoy its nautical, swashbuckling fun. Some of us have stayed behind, however, having experienced something so great during the holiday season that we haven’t quite processed its implications fully. Ebenezer Scrooge is one of those people. (more…)
Appealing Benefits of the 2017 Kia Niro Crossover Hybrid
The 2017 Kia Niro burst on the automotive scene in the winter, right around the Super Bowl, and hit all the right notes with its versatility and fuel economy, and with its hilarious and informative ad campaign starring Melissa McCarthy.
Now that it’s been about a half-year since the big rollout, and we’ve seen the 2017 Niro do really well on the lot, we thought it would be helpful to look at back at why it is such an appealing vehicle to so many people. Read on for specs of the 2017 Niro, and its benefits that make it a must-have ride!
2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Skill with Amazon Alexa
The Amazon Echo is a smart speaker which has helpful voice-recognition software that enables it to follow your requests. Its digital assistant, “Alexa,” will follow voice commands to play music through the Echo, or control other connected devices in your house, and more. This is possible because Alexa is compatible with many other devices and services, including certain home thermostats, Amazon Fire TV and Spotify.
Pretty cool, huh? So it only makes sense that one of the cutting-edge vehicles on the market today, the 2017 Kia Niro, teams up with the cutting-edge assistance of Alexa so you can learn more about the hybrid crossover that conserves the environment and puts money back in your wallet with its 50 combined base miles per gallon.
Read onward to see the features that Alexa can perform that relate to the Kia Niro, in the Niro Skill!
2017 Kia Niro MotorWeek Car of the Month Honors
Like a child prodigy or a supernova streaking across the sky, the 2017 Kia Niro has accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time during its first year as a production model. The hybrid crossover averages 50 combined MPG in its base FE trim, has the cargo space of an SUV at 54.5 cubic feet, handles curb-to-curb turning with the ease of a sedan, and has nice features like available heated and ventilated front seats!
There’s a lot more the 2017 Niro has done; namely setting a Guinness World Record for cross-country MPG, and providing you with cool color options. But there’s more great news to regale you with: The 2017 Niro made the MotorWeek Car of the Month list for the month of May 2017. After the break, we’ll share with you some prior Kia models that made this list, and some additional benefits of the Kia Niro!
2017 Dad 2.0 Summit Kia Niro Hybrid Test Drive Videos
Dad 2.0 is an annual conference where fathers converge and share their ideas and experiences about what it’s like to be a modern dad, with at-home fathers and dads from the fields of blogging and marketing among the groups that contribute to this event.
We have three new videos featuring some of the men who participated in the Dad 2.0 conference back in February, who also took the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover for a test drive and shared insights about what it’s like to be a modern dad, and what they hope to see from vehicles in the future. Read on for the videos!
Kia Stonic Electric Crossover Vehicle Features and Potential Release Date
Have you heard of the Kia Stonic? It’s okay if you haven’t, since a lot is going on with Kia vehicles and we have the upcoming debut of the 2018 Kia Stinger sports car, as well as the recent release of the new 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, to enjoy, among other highlights.
What sets the Stonic apart, besides the features we will look at a little while later, is it will likely be another electrically-powered vehicle offered by Kia, after models like the Kia Soul EV and the upcoming 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid. Read on for some specs and features of this next-level vehicle!
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Release Date Specs and Eco-Friendly Benefits
Kia has pledged to keep increasing the number of alternative fuel vehicles – eco-friendly hybrids, electric vehicles, and the like – by 2020, and we have some stellar news for you in that regard. The 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid is coming soon to provide you with another option for eco-friendly, high fuel-efficiency driving!
Stay right here for more on the 2018 Niro’s Plug-In’s release date, and the eco-friendly features and specs that we know so far!