Category Archives: Hybrid Vehicles

Kia Stonic electric car release details and features

What is the Kia Stonic?

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!

Blog for Kia’s Newest: The Stinger

More on the 2018 Niro Plug-In

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid release details date features and specs

What are Features, Benefits of the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In?

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!

News, Updates for the Kia Niro!

Test Drive a 2017 Kia Niro!

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2017 Kia Niro Optima Plug-In Hybrid Best Hybrids for Under $40,000 lists

A Quartet of Kias Makes an Eco-Friendly List! 2017 Kia Niro Optima Hybrid Best Hybrids Under $40,000

Earth Day 2017 falls on April 22, and to mark this occasion Kelly Blue Book’s has named some of the top eco-friendly vehicles on the market that are less than $40,000, four of which are Kia models.

Thanks to a pledge to bring more alternate-fuel vehicles to the market, Kia vehicles are reaping the praise of the editors who named the 2017 Optima Hybrid and 2017 Niro, as well as the 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid and 2017 Soul EV among the most affordable hybrids on any lot!  Read on for details of their category honors, and for specs of each of these eco-friendly rides!

Facts, Features: 2017 Kia Niro

Facts, Features: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

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2017 Kia Niro lowest price in Tampa Friendly Kia New Port Richey FL

Find the Lowest-Priced 2017 Niro in the Tampa Area at Friendly Kia!

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Friendly Kia VIP Price New Port Richey FL 

Have you hugged your Kia Niro today?  It’s okay if you haven’t, or if you haven’t yet had the pleasure to drive or ride in this new hybrid crossover vehicle.  But if you have enjoyed its combination of more than 40 mpg in all trim levels and the cargo room of an SUV at 54.5 cubic feet available, not to mention cool features like available heated and ventilated front seats and a Harman/Kardon audio system, then you’ll want to embrace this fun and cost-effective vehicle!

And there’s no finer place in the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area to save on the 2017 Niro than at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, Florida.  Read on to see how much you save at Friendly, and for links to do further research on the Niro, or to take it for a test drive!

Test Drive a 2017 Niro!

Kia Niro News, Specs and More

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2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid eco-friendly Friendly Kia Tampa FL

Come and Get It: 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid is on the Lot!

2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Release Date Features and Specs

The 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid has just arrived at dealerships!  It’s been approximately a year since the environmentally-conscious sedan made its global debut at the Chicago Auto Show, and now the triumvirate of Kia hybrid vehicles that are set to usher in a new period of eco-friendly driving is complete, with the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover and 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid also seeing a release earlier this year.

We have the 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid on the lot at Friendly Kia in the Tampa area, and are one of the few dealers to have it in stock in the area.  Read on to see its benefits, and what some of its cool eco-friendly features are!

See Our Optima Plug-In Hybrid Inventory

Keep Up with Kia Hybrid Vehicle News!

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2017 Kia Niro heated and ventilated seats backup camera features in commercials

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid’s Features, as Shown by a Celebrity, a Rhino, and a Penguin

Features of 2017 Kia Niro HUV Backup Camera Heated and Ventilated Seats

A rhino, a penguin, and Melissa McCarthy – it sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but those are the primary actors of two commercials that show off the features of the 2017 Kia Niro.  Both of them piggyback on the success of the big Kia Niro commercial – the one that aired to north of 100 million viewers during Super Bowl 51 on Feb. 5.

Okay, we know that may not narrow it down too much, since dozens of ads aired over the broadcast of the big game, but McCarthy’s starring role in the ad for the 2017 Niro, “Hero’s Journey,” was hilarious and very well-received by viewers, receiving the highest scores in the annual USA Today Ad Meter survey.  If you have any interest in the 2017 Niro or humor in general, we have a couple more ads for you, with these focusing on specific features of the 2017 Niro and also starring McCarthy.  Read on for the videos, and more eco-friendly goodness!

See the 2017 Kia Niro Super Bowl Ad

Features, Trims for 2017 Niro Hybrid

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Images of Kia Models at the Chicago Auto Show: 2018 Stinger, 2017 Niro, More

Kia Models 2017 Niro 2018 Stinger 2017 Cadenza at Chicago Auto Show

Kia is on the move once again, and we are fortunate to see the latest innovations hit vehicle exhibitions like the Chicago Auto Show in February 2017.  These new models will also be present at other auto shows this year, to be certain, but we’ll take a closer look at Kia showroom models from the nation’s largest auto show, with images of the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, the 2018 Kia Stinger sports car and the redesigned 2017 Kia Cadenza sedan.

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20176 Kia Niro Ad Meter win with Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy, 2017 Kia Niro Ad Top USA Today’s Ad Meter Survey

2017 Kia Niro USA Today Ad Meter Win Hero’s Journey with Melissa McCarthy

February 4 and 5, 2017 constituted a truly super weekend for Melissa McCarthy.  She was prominently featured in a sketch on “Saturday Night Live” which won raves from many who watched it, and during an all-time classic Super Bowl, her commercial for the all-new 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, “Hero’s Journey,” debuted to a viewing audience that was estimated at 111 million viewers.

The stakes were high, and McCarthy and the 2017 Niro delivered.  So much so, that survey respondents to the annual USA Today Ad Meter ranked “Hero’s Journey” as the best overall commercial that aired during Super Bowl 51.  See what ads it defeated, and view the commercial, after the page break!

Compare: 2017 Niro vs. Honda HR-V

Compare: 2017 Niro vs. Prius v Hybrid

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What is Kia Bringing to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show?

Kia Models at Chicago Auto Show 2017 Niro HUV 2018 Stinger 2017 Soul Turbo

Kia vehicles dominated the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, with several debuts and special appearances that had the audience buzzing.  Among them was the debut of the 2017 Kia Niro HUV (Hybrid Utility Vehicle) and the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid…so what can we expect at the 2017 CAS?

We will give you a rundown of the Kia models that will be on display at the Kia exhibit at the nation’s largest auto show, including the all-new 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover and the just-revealed 2018 Kia Stinger sports car, and provide links with more information so you can take a test drive for the models of your choice!

Research All Kia Models

The Big Reveal: 2018 Kia Stinger

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Who Sings the Song in the Kia Niro ad with Melissa McCarthy?

Bonnie Tyler I Need a Hero 2017 Kia Niro Super Bowl Commercial

The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is a hybrid sent to us from the future, the first mainstream model of its kind to combine the cargo space of a crossover with fuel economy that tops 50 mpg in its base trim option.  We’ve discussed the Niro’s benefits in other posts, and they are ample – but we want to solve a mystery you might be having if you’ve seen its Super Bowl 51 commercial: Who sings the song that is featured in the ad?

And if you haven’t already seen the commercial with living comedy legend Melissa McCarthy, we have that for your viewing pleasure as well – read onward!

Specs, Features: 2017 Kia Niro

See Two Kia Niro Super Bowl Teaser Ads

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