2017 Kia Niro: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Dedicated Hybrid
There are plenty of hybrid vehicles on the road today: sedans, crossovers, large SUVs — even luxury sedans. However, there are only a handful of dedicated hybrids — vehicles built specifically to operate via gas-electric powertrains, not simply hybrid versions of cars already in production. The latest of these purpose-built hybrids is the innovative Kia Niro. As a crossover, the Niro smartly goes after the heart of the U.S. car market; but as a hybrid, Kia sees the Niro going after the leader: the Toyota Prius.

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