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Kia Niro Hybrid Set Sight On Prius

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Even with all the competitors out there, the Toyota Prius is still going strong but they might want to watch out for the upcoming Kia Niro Hybrid model.

Based on what the Kia Niro Hybrid will have to offer, it looks like this could be the Prius killer that everybody has been waiting for. The vehicle will come riding on the same underpinnings as the Hyundai Ionia and will be powered by the same hybrid engine as the Ioniq which is a 1.6 liter GDI engine with an electric motor that will be offering about 43hp. The combination will offer about 146hp. The engine will be mated to a six-speed dual clutch transmission.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the Kia Niro Hybrid is still not as fuel efficient as the Prius but the design might be enough to persuade the consumers to forget about the Toyota Prius. Besides the hybrid model, Kia will also be offering a plug-in hybrid version.

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