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Feb 27

Kia Crashes the Green Car Party with the Kia Hybrid Car

Posted in Energy Industry | Hybrid Cars | Transportation

Kia Hybrid Car Remember when Kia first hit the market and other car manufacturers were laughing at them? Well, they haven’t been laughing in quite some time as Kia continues to put out attractive looking vehicles for far less money than anyone else. They have now unleashed their latest entry into the hybrid market at the new Kia hybrid car would appear to be something special. Before we get into anything else, let’s just talk about the design for a second. While the new BMW is hot, Kia is doing a pretty nice job for a lot less money. While it may not have the go power of the BMW, it has a look that will surely turn some heads. This is just a flat out sharp looking ride and it is not hard at all to see this car catching on rather quickly with the younger generation.

The car is designed to get power from the gasoline engine, the battery or both of them depending on the current condition. The technology will reward the car owner with a range of about 746 miles and an incredible fuel rating of 202 mpg. The battery alone can power the car for about 50 miles on a single charge. These numbers will surely keep some money in everyone’s wallet.

This car is truly a green car as it is made with recycled materials and has solar panels built into the roof of the vehicle. These panels will power some of the internal controls of the car, thereby reduction the carbon footprint and making it even more attractive to anyone trying to save the eco system.

Looking at this car up and down, it is really tough to find anything unlikeable. The design is cool, its fuel efficient, and saves power by using solar cells. Did we mention that it looks really cool? This is a car that is surely going to be a hit and will once again solidify Kia’s spot on the automobile market. Just don’t be surprised when this baby shows up in some high society driveways because it really is that cool looking.

  • Sandeep

    Sounds Great ! Is KIA looking for India as a market ?

  • Jillian Wolf

    What’s the price tag? One problem with green vehicles is that they are completely unaffordable for most people. I wonder how relevant the technology will be once I can actually get my hands on one that’s ten years old. Also, I’ve just always heard that Kia’s don’t hold up well, that they aren’t made very well…hence the current affordability.

  • MCHAEL

    We just wait to see the technology reach Africa and more Kenya. Its a wonderful concept and a utility of the future. Refine the gaps(product, costing, market etc) and get it to the market. Kudos!

  • kelsey

    More and more we are seeing these cars that are creating less and less pollution and I think it is great how fast the demand is increasing for cars like this. Since I work in the auto movers industry I get to see the changes, its nice to see these cars becoming more and more popular.

  • slick

    I love concept cars, but never expect to drive one. The real world model will probably change all the specs for the worse, and the design won’t be so pretty.

    But it is still a great concept.

  • Robert S.

    I’d have to say you are off a bit Jillian, most people can afford these type of cars as long as they aren’t absurdly priced. And by that I mean over 50,000. When gas was 4 dollars a gallon there were so many prius cars and smart cars out there that I thought everybody traded in their old car for a hybrid.

    The biggest problem with green cars is that the concepts are so amazing looking (most of them, anyway) but they never get to production or if they do they look nothing like the original. No futuristic look, just the typical cookie cutter look we’ve seen for years now.

  • Jillian Wolf

    Most people can afford $25,000 for a Prius? Who ARE these people?

  • ccip

    Glad to hear that they expect 202 MPGs from the car. New innovation is needed in the Hybrid industry. I am very glad to see that Kia used recycled materials in this project.


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