How Eco-Friendly is the 2018 Kia Niro?
As the automotive industry continues to grow with new innovations and technologies, new models will continue to improve year after year. One of the biggest movements in the auto industry in recent memory is the incredible expansion of hybrid and electric vehicles. These vehicles are able to offer similar performance to their standard counterparts, along with improving fuel economy ratings and making them better for the environment. With the recent model releases from Kia, just how eco-friendly is the 2018 Kia Niro?
Throughout a competitive SUV segment filled with entries from manufacturers such as Chevrolet, MINI, Mazda and Volvo, the new Kia Niro was named the 2018 Green SUV of the Year by Green Car Journal. The Niro is one of Kia’s most recent creations, and ever since the model went on sale early in 2017, it quickly became one of the most popular hybrid SUV choices for drivers.
Helping the Kia Niro stand out is its impressive fuel economy. The hybrid crossover Niro FE model is able to achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 50 mpg combined, as well as a mile range of nearly 600.
“The Kia Niro impresses on many levels with its appealing style, functionality and features. What’s equally important is its hybrid powertrain and affordable price point, a combination that makes the Niro accessible to a great many buyers who wish to drive with a smaller environmental footprint.”
-Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com