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    Kia Niro Hybrid

    Hey Soul owners,here's a brand-new Kia vehicle, about the same size as the Kia Soul.What's exclusive to the model is the hybrid drivetrain that the vehicle comes fitted with.

    It will be sold in the USA!

    Pics: 2016 Kia Niro Hybrid Release Date Announced | Kia News Blog | Kia Niro Forum

    The question: would you consider buying it?
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    no, its not suitable to my lifestyle.
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    a review on the Niro by a Canadian journalist who tested it in South Korea. Here is some of his quotes:

    And so to the Niro, a car I consider to be one of the best hybrids I have driven to date – and this with all due respect to the Optima. Not only is the front-drive crossover alive in its drive, it brought an average fuel economy of 5.8 L/100 km on the test route, and this in spite of the rather brisk nature of the exercise. Now that is very good any way you cut it.

    Inside, there is plenty of legroom (credit the 2,700-millimetre wheelbase), enough headroom for a 6-foot-2 rider (even in the rear) and a usefully sized cargo area with split/folding seats. The cabin is also marked by the quality of its materials – they look like they belong in a much richer vehicle. The dash is, likewise, simple in its elegance, with the left side of the instrumentation giving the charge rate of the battery, fuel tank level and the total distance to empty. This information is ringed with a charge/eco/power meter. The Niro also had a healthy JBL sound system and the aforementioned Auto Emergency Brake system; the rest of the amenities will not be announced until closer to the Niro’s release.

    As with Optima, the Niro has Drive Mode select; in this case, everything is accessed through the shifter. Drive equates to the Eco mode. Moving the shifter into the manual gate engages Sport mode. In Eco, the Niro feels like any other fuel miser – peppy, but not outstanding, performance; however, move to Sport and things come alive to the point where it feels like a sportster.

    A big part of the feel is down to the efficiency and the shift speed of the twin-clutch transmission. Goose the gas and the Niro canters off the line with spirit, holding this ethic through the midrange and on to speed. Throw in the tight handling, the firmer steering feel when in Sport and the lateral grip from the P225/45R18 tires, and the Niro was a blast to drive – remember, this is a crossover!
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    The Black & White pencil sketch leaves a lot to the imagination.

    I won't be standing in line for it.

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    Under the Camouflage: Kia Niro Hybrid | autoTRADER.ca

    teaser shot, it will be presented at the Chicago Auto Show in February
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    you can find out more info and photos on this new model at

    2017 Kia Niro Overview

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    I would buy one if I can afford one.

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    It's interesting and I like the industry moving more towards economy and efficiency however it looks like all the other dozens of small SUV's out there to me. One thing I like about the Soul is it has a unique look. No other car out there looks like it.
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    for anyone interested in some extensive detail on this all new hybrid vehicle for KIA can now download a "world" owners manual (its in English)from this site

    https://carmanuals2.com/brand/kia/niro-2017-11677
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