Fun Facts About the Intelligent Kia Niro Design

Fun Facts About the Intelligent Kia Niro Design

The 2017 Kia Niro is a redesigned crossover that’s built with efficiency in mind. A hybrid powertrain offers up to 50 mpg combined* and nearly 600 miles in range. It also has a sporty exterior that adds appeal and also serves a practical function, improving performance and aerodynamics. In fact, there are a number of fun facts about the Kia Niro design.

According to Kia, the hybrid Niro also comes with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with sport mode. Sport mode allows you to optimize shifting and make the steering firmer, while the dual-clutch is perfect for smooth shifting.

The Niro’s impressive gas mileage isn’t just due to the smart powertrain, as the Niro is also built with several lightweight materials. These include an aluminum-alloy hood and tailgate, as well as some composite materials in the interior. In fact, the Niro is the most fuel-efficient crossover on the market.

You can also find standard aerodynamic vents on the Niro. These vents help to create an “air curtain” that reduces the turbulence around the wheels and optimizes underbody flow. This helps to create a truly comfortable ride on the road while also reducing drag.

Other great features include a strategic battery replacement system and fold-flat seating, both of which are made with convenience in mind. At Bob Sight Kia, we couldn’t be more excited about the all-new Kia Niro.

 

*Based on Niro FE EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

What Makes the 2017 Kia Niro a Good Family Car

What Makes the 2017 Kia Niro a Good Family Car

If you’re looking for a good family car, the 2017 Kia Niro has you covered. Not only is it an efficient hybrid, but it’s a spacious and comfortable crossover, too, with the space you need for a full family.

 

Record-Setting Fuel Economy

Hybrids make great family rides because they help drivers save big money on long road trips, and the Kia Niro is the best of the best. In fact, it set a Guinness World Record for least fuel consumption when driven across the US thanks to its 50 mpg combined rating* and 600-mile range.

 

Crossover Versatility & Space

Because it’s a crossover, the 2017 Niro beats out other hybrids like the Prius when it comes to interior space, while also being wider and longer than competing crossovers like the Honda HR-V.

 

Entertaining Connectivity

Wanna keep the kids entertained on the open road? Or, maybe you’d like to avoid backed up traffic while driving to your vacation destination? Kia’s UVO system allows you to stream music, access your favorite apps, and even tap into an integrated navigation system with ease.

 

Innovative Safety

The Kia Niro offers tons of driver alert and other safety systems to help you avoid collisions before they happen, like a Forward Collision Warning System and Blind-Spot Detection.

 

The 2017 Kia Niro is a good family car suited to the modern driver and their loved ones. Come to Bob Sight Kia and check it out today.

 

*All fuel economy numbers are based on EPA estimates and may vary.

2017 Kia Sorento Updates Include Apple Tech, Safety Systems, and More

2016 Kia SorentoThe Kia Sorento is easily one of the most popular sports utility vehicles on the road, making the release of the 2017 Kia Sorento one of the most exciting dates of the year. 2017 Kia Sorento updates include a long list of updates concerning technology, price, and more.

First of all, the Kia Sorento will be receiving serious technology upgrades in both the fields of entertainment and safety. While the model will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology, allowing you to sync your cell phone to your car, it will also get autonomous emergency braking as a standard feature.

Plus, the Kia Sorento has of course increased slightly in price, which is what happens to almost all vehicles that get tons of upgrades between model years. But you’d be surprised at just how little the 2017 Kia Sorento’s price has jumped. It is only $300 more than its predecessor, making it one of the most affordable SUVs.

Want to learn more about the upcoming 2017 Kia Sorento? Contact us or visit us anytime at Bob Sight Kia to get the inside scoop, or to check out enormous selection of current Kia vehicles. We’d love to take you out on a test drive!

2017 Kia Sportage’s Safety Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

2017 Kia Sportage
2017 Kia Sportage

If you’re shopping for a new car, you want something that will keep you and your passengers safe. And, one of the easiest ways to make sure a car is working hard to protect its passengers is to check crash test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Recently, the 2017 Kia Sportage’s safety was put to the test and it earned a Top Safety Pick Plus designation from the IIHS.

“The Top Safety Pick Plus designation is a significant achievement,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA, in a statement.  “We are especially proud to have our all-new Sportage earn that TSP+ rating in light of IIHS’ new, more challenging standards, validating the efforts of our engineers and the priority we place on safety.”

In order to receive this rating, the 2017 Sportage had to earn the top “good” rating in all five crash tests, including the difficult small overlap front. It also earned a “superior” rating for its front crash prevention system. Some of these advanced safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking, a Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Take the 2017 Kia Sportage out for a test drive today at Bob Sight Kia and you’ll feel confident driving wherever you need to with the Sportage’s tried and true safety standards.

New Kia Driverless Car Performs Test Run in Nevada

2016 KIA Soul EV
2016 KIA Soul EV

Kia recently began testing driverless car technology, making it one of the first brands to invest in this exciting new take on mobility. Testing began in Nevada in a brightly-marked Kia Soul EV just after the state gave the automaker the green light for testing. This could be a sign that we may see driverless cars on the road in the near future.

According to the NY Daily News, the Kia driverless car was a $2 billion investment, with a focus on autonomous vehicle technology and researching. The brand is hoping to develop its Advanced Driver Assistance System by 2018. Though Kia had some difficulty getting state approval beforehand, largely due to safety concerns, Nevada gave the go-ahead late last year.

“Nevada’s less stringent regulations and willingness to accommodate businesses has helped it become an attractive place to test those technologies,” said Fortune Magazine’s Kirsten Korosec. “In 2011, Nevada became the first state to pass legislation to let companies operate autonomous vehicles on public roads, largely due to Google’s lobbying efforts there. It’s now one of just four states, plus Washington DC, that has laws regulating autonomous vehicle operations.”

Kia’s long-term goal is to have partially autonomous cars road-ready by 2020 and fully-autonomous cars by 2030. Although there is no word yet what the cars will look like or what the specs will be, the Kia Soul EV is doing just fine navigating courses and steering just like every other car on the road. Once the red tape clears, autonomous vehicles will be the future of mobility.