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It’s crazy how the automarket is suddenly shifting into alternative fuel vehicles. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have finally turned over to making hybrids and electric vehicles, whereas Chevrolet and Kia Motors are only improving upon their current vehicles. Just like when Chrysler made the first plug-in hybrid minivan with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Kia Motors made the first hybrid crossover, the Kia Niro. Soon after, in late 2017, Kia released a plug-in hybrid variant of the Niro, and soon, we’ll be getting an electric vehicle (EV) variant of the crossover, as updates about the Kia Niro EV continue to pour in.
The first of its kind, the Kia Niro crossover is a hybrid vehicle. Powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder and Full Parallel Hybrid System, the powertrain is made up of a 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine optimized with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) for improved performance and fuel efficiency. Coupled with the engine is an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor, powered by a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. Combined, the powertrain can generate 139 horsepower and 196 lb-ft of torque. All trims are paired to a dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic.
Three brands at Miami Lakes Automall were named on the 2017 Ward’s 10 Best Engines list, and we’re proud to say the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and the Kia Stinger are both on the lot.
Ward’s is an American organization that discusses news happening in the auto industry, ranging from the industry itself to notable engines, vehicle interiors, technology, and more. For more than 80 years, Ward’s has been covering such news and holds its own awards, in the form of lists, where an auto brand, vehicle, or piece of tech may be named as one of Ward’s “10 Best.” Every year there’s a list for several different categories, and recently, Ward’s published its “10 Best Engines” list.
For the “10 Best Engines” list, WardsAuto editors chose the winners from 32 engines and electric hybrid systems, and the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, and the 2018 Kia Stinger were all included on the list.