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Iím not much of a gambling man, but if I were, Iíd have to think the 2017 Kia Niro is a pretty safe bet.
With a seemingly limitless ceiling on how many crossovers the market can bear, itís all but guaranteed to sell based on body style alone. Add in fuel consumption thatís almost on par with the Toyota Prius, and the Niro has an appeal thatís all its own.
As the first dedicated hybrid crossover on the market, the Niro occupies a unique space thatís only barely been tapped by the likes of the hybrid versions of both the Toyota RAV4 and the
Automatic transmissions. Fuel injection. Remote door locks. Variable Valve Timing (VVT). These then-revolutionary technologies, after some years, have now become so commonplace that theyíre no longer given much second thought. But back then, folks probably wondered: would these newfangled gizmos last for the long haul? Would they break down? Would they be reliable? Cause problems? How would they operate after years and miles of use? What would be the implications on resale value?
Today, as automotive technology advances at ever-increasing rates, shopper skepticism is often leveled at the latest breed of voltage-powered vehicles ó whether partially battery-powered like a hybrid or plug-in hybrid, or a fully battery-powered EV.
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