Drive Wire: Kia Unveils Niro Hybrid Crossover
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In eco-friendly crossover news, the Kia Niro dedicated hybrid has been revealed. The compact crossover features a 4-cylinder gas engine coupled to an electric motor on the transmission for a combined 146 system horsepower, which is completely adequate. Kia claims owners will see fuel economy approaching 50 miles per gallon, thanks to that drivetrain and the latest lightweight construction techniques. If you like what you see from the 2017 Niro at the auto show, you’ll be able to buy one later this year.