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Kia Motors is constantly looking for new ways to incorporate modern technology into its vehicles, and with alternative fuel vehicles on the rise, that means also developing new modern technology to make such vehicles a little more convenient. A few years ago, and still today, alternative fuel vehicles like plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles were a pain to produce, and automakers had to rack up the price to make a profit. As we continue to move forward with technology, alternative fuel vehicles are becoming less costly, and that means automakers like Kia Motors can turn their attention to developing amenities and equipment to make owning and driving alternative fuel vehicles more practical for the average consumer. So let’s talk the bane of every potential plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle driver – recharging.
Problems with Charging Up
We’ve covered the basics of electric vehicle charging before, and we’ve compiled a bit of an extensive list of where to find charging stations in Miami, Florida. We won’t cover them too in-depth here, but we would like to cover the current market for electric charging stations. Although production of charging stations is on the rise, and although automakers are making it easier to charge up by offering home installation of Level II (240V) chargers, and organizations like PlugShare.com make finding a local charging station easy, there is still one automaker dominating that industry – Tesla.
Although plummeting in stock due to an inability to meet the production demands of their preorders, Tesla capitalized on the electric vehicle market by becoming an electric-only automaker. However, with Tesla vehicles costing $100,000 plus, when consumers can get the Chevrolet Bolt EV for a fraction of the price and with just as much driving range, and a $7500 federal tax credit, it’s hard to wonder why consumers are going for Tesla. One of the reasons is that, although Tesla is a smaller company, they’re dominating the market for electric vehicle charging as well.
That’s the one thing many automakers have overlooked when it comes to alternative fuel vehicles. Chevrolet, Kia, Mitsubishi, Ford, Nissan, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, and Hyundai (to name a few), all have at least one plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle in their lineup, but many of them are missing charging station notifications. Not only does Tesla make it easy to see where local charging stations are en route, but Tesla is dominating the market because they dedicate a lot of their funding into creating charging stations. This gives them the advantage.
Kia Motors has plans to change that.
Kia Motors is really stepping up their game with car design lately. First the 2018 Kia Niro, then the 2018 Kia Stinger, and most recently, the 2018 Kia Stonic made their way onto the lineup. With all these great vehicles that look good and are fun to drive, one question many consumers will ask is “Are they safe?” You better believe they’re safe, just look at all the available advanced features Kia Motors implements into their vehicle lineup.
Any kind of automatic safety feature is convenient, that’s true, but there are some instances where one may come in handy more than another. Rear-camera displays have become practically a norm in vehicles for seeing what’s behind the vehicle when backing up, but Kia takes a step further by putting a surround view monitor (SVM) in most of their vehicles. The SVM gives drivers an all-around view in several viewing modes, displaying real-time images from four cameras, offering a virtual “bird’s eye view.”
Miami Lakes Automall is very excited to have a Korean version of the 2017 Kia Niro on site. Have you heard about it? The all-new 2017 Kia Niro is big news overseas, and it is expected to be just as successful in the U.S..
The 2017 Kia Niro is a compact utility vehicle (CUV) hybrid that Kia refers to as a hybrid utility vehicle (HUV). The Kia Niro was released in South Korea in March 2016 and in its first month, the Niro set an all-time sales record. Adding to the Niro’s excitement, Kia has hinted at a future all-electric version, too! Details on the 2017 Kia Niro and its debut in the U.S. are below.
Hybrid Crossover Engine and Fuel Economy
The 2017 Kia Niro is a full parallel hybrid system that combines the power of a high-efficiency 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, a 43-horsepower electric motor and a 12-volt lithium-ion polymer battery. The fuel-efficient crossover Niro has a 6-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.
In total, the Niro has a horsepower output of 146 ponies and 196 lb-ft. of torque and it has a combined fuel efficiency of 50 mpg, which is just a hair under the smaller Toyota Prius. (more…)
We spend a good amount of time discussing Kia’s current crop of vehicles, and for good reason. With 14 different models to choose from, it seems like there’s endless material to talk about!
However, we don’t always like staying in the present, and everybody gets a bit excited as we look towards the future. If you’re a fan of Kia’s vehicles, you’ll certainly understand this sentiment. The brand has several innovative vehicles hitting the market for the 2017 model year, each including the company’s notable hybrid engine. Of course, the engineers weren’t content with just releasing “another hybrid,” and their various style decisions should impact the segment for years to come.
Whether you’re pursuing a Kia in Miami or in Boston, the brand’s additions in 2017 will surely take the automotive world by storm. Let’s check out the three models that are coming down the pipeline…