2018 L.A. Auto Show: Top Cars

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Kia Niro EV
When Kia introduced the Niro hybrid a few years back, the company promised that a plug-in hybrid and pure EV would be coming soon. The plug-in hybrid went on sale last year, and at this year’s L.A. Auto Show the all-electric Niro finally debuted. Offering the functionality of a typical compact crossover, the Niro EV utilizes a liquid-cooled 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery stored under the floor so cabin space is unaffected. With a unique front fascia and dummy grille (no engine cooling is needed), the Niro EV stands out from the rest of the lineup. Niro also sports unique 17-inch alloy wheels designed to reduce wind drag.

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