Category Archives: Hybrids

Image showing a blue 2022 Kia Niro hybrid and a black 2022 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid parked side by side overlooking a city at night

Which Are the Most Fuel-Efficient Kia Models in 2022?

2022 Kia Models with Best Gas Mileage  

Kia has always prioritized fuel economy when producing its cars and makes some of the most fuel-efficient cars in the market. However, which among them is the most fuel-efficient? At Frank Boucher Kia of Racine, we’ve compiled a list of the most fuel-efficient 2022 Kia models with their EPA-estimated MPG ratings to make it easier for you to find your perfect fuel-efficient Kia.  

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid release details features and specs

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid Set to Thrill Eco-Minded Drivers!

Availability and Specs of the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

The best athletes and artists don’t give up when they’ve reached a high level of excellence. They tend to get back to work to see how they can top themselves. It’s much the same with the upcoming 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid, which will take the excellence and features of the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid and up the eco-friendly ante with a new electric driving mode and the ability to charge the vehicle when you’re not driving it! 

When the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid hits lots in the coming months, we will see a next level in reduced emissions and another feather in Kia’s cap for our brand’s continuing commitment to environmentally-friendly vehicles! 

Read on for specs and release details for the 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid! 

Research the 2017 Kia Niro

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2017 Kia Niro Skill and Amazon Alexa digital assistant

What Information Can You Ask Alexa about the 2017 Kia Niro?

What is the Kia Niro Skill with Amazon’s Alexa? 

The 2017 Kia Niro revolutionized the auto industry with its versatility and of course, its fuel economy, with the cargo room of a crossover but the fuel economy of a hybrid car.  This makes it a unique and value-packed vehicle, with its 54.5 cubic feet for cargo and its 50 combined MPG in its base trim and at least 40 MPG combined in all of its trim levels!  

So how can you learn more about this wonder vehicle?  You can go to the dealership or give them a call, or you can research the standard way online, but now there is a new way to learn about the features and availability of the 2017 Niro (and we assume future models, like the 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid, due to hit lots later in 2017) and it’s with Amazon’s Alexa!

So what is Alexa, and how can you use it?  Read on for the ways the Kia Niro Skill and the Alexa digital assistant can make life easier, and more eco-friendly, for you, as we look at what features you can learn about the vehicle, and how to get the Niro Skill feature! 

More Research: 2017 Kia Niro

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2017 Kia Niro exterior and interior color options

Find the Ideal Color Scheme for Kia’s Hybrid Crossover, the Niro!

2017 Kia Niro Exterior and Interior Color Schemes and Paint Choices

The impressive 2017 Kia Niro is an all-new hybrid crossover with the handling of a sedan but with the cargo space and options of an SUV, with 54.5 cubic feet in back for your items.  And did we mention it averages an eco-friendly 52 mpg city and 49 mpg highway in its base trim?

Not only does this fun vehicle save you money at the pump and provide a nice driving experience with UVO eServices, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and many other cool tech items, it comes with some visually-appealing color options that will thrill everyone from passing strangers to your closest friends!

Read on for the breakdown of the exterior and interior color choices for the 2017 Kia Niro!

Color Options: 2017 Kia Models

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2017 Kia Niro exterior and interior color options

Find the Ideal Color Scheme for Kia's Hybrid Crossover, the Niro!

2017 Kia Niro Exterior and Interior Color Schemes and Paint Choices

The impressive 2017 Kia Niro is an all-new hybrid crossover with the handling of a sedan but with the cargo space and options of an SUV, with 54.5 cubic feet in back for your items.  And did we mention it averages an eco-friendly 52 mpg city and 49 mpg highway in its base trim?
Not only does this fun vehicle save you money at the pump and provide a nice driving experience with UVO eServices, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and many other cool tech items, it comes with some visually-appealing color options that will thrill everyone from passing strangers to your closest friends!
Read on for the breakdown of the exterior and interior color choices for the 2017 Kia Niro!

Color Options: 2017 Kia Models

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KBB.com Top Hybrids Under $40,000 lists Kia Optima Hybrid Niro crossover Soul EV

The Fantastic Four Have Nothing on Kia’s Four Eco-Hero Models!

Kelley Blue Book Top Hybrids Under $40,000 2017 Kia Niro Optima Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid 

Earth Day (4/22 in 2017) is a special time of year to recognize efforts to preserve the Earth, plant trees and to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.  In the automotive world, some of the best vehicles on the planet that serve to preserve the planet are under the Kia banner, and Kelley Blue Book is recognizing four of them by naming them to lists like “10 Best Hybrid Cars Under $40,000” (2017 Optima Hybrid and 2017 Niro hybrid crossover), “5 Best Plug-In Hybrid Cars Under $40,000” (2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid) and “5 Best Electric Cars Under $40,000” (2017 Soul EV).

We’ll take a closer look at these four vehicles and what their advantages and features are, so stay tuned after the page break!

Specs, Features: 2017 Kia Niro

Specs, Features: 2017 Optima Hybrid

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KBB.com Top Hybrids Under $40,000 lists Kia Optima Hybrid Niro crossover Soul EV

The Fantastic Four Have Nothing on Kia's Four Eco-Hero Models!

Kelley Blue Book Top Hybrids Under $40,000 2017 Kia Niro Optima Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid 

Earth Day (4/22 in 2017) is a special time of year to recognize efforts to preserve the Earth, plant trees and to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.  In the automotive world, some of the best vehicles on the planet that serve to preserve the planet are under the Kia banner, and Kelley Blue Book is recognizing four of them by naming them to lists like “10 Best Hybrid Cars Under $40,000” (2017 Optima Hybrid and 2017 Niro hybrid crossover), “5 Best Plug-In Hybrid Cars Under $40,000” (2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid) and “5 Best Electric Cars Under $40,000” (2017 Soul EV).
We’ll take a closer look at these four vehicles and what their advantages and features are, so stay tuned after the page break!

Specs, Features: 2017 Kia Niro

Specs, Features: 2017 Optima Hybrid

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2017 Kia Niro Super Bowl ad and voice-overs with Melissa McCarthy Boucher Kia

Who Does Voice-Overs for the New Kia Niro Super Bowl Teaser Commercials?

Melissa McCarthy 2017 Kia Niro Commercials Many Names Needs Wants

What’s your favorite Melissa McCarthy performance?  As the lovable cook Sookie in “Gilmore Girls”?  As Susan Cooper in “Spy”?  Maybe you’ve heard of a little movie called “Ghostbusters” which rocketed out of the screen last summer and into our hearts, and which McCarthy starred in?

Whatever you’ve seen her in, you won’t soon forget, because she is funny – memorably so.  We anticipate that same great blend of audacity and humor in the series of Kia commercials for the first-ever 2017 Kia Niro hybrid, including an upcoming Super Bowl ad, that McCarthy will be featured in.  We have the video for the first two ads, “Needs & Wants” and “Many Names,” with the major Super Bowl ad upcoming for a wide release during the game on Feb. 5, 2017.

More: Features of the 2017 Niro

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2017 Kia Niro

How Do the Kia Hybrids Compare in Available Power, Fuel Economy?

HP and MPG 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid 2017 Optima Plug-In 2017 Niro

Kia’s new hybrid class promises to be its best yet, with more new models coming on the horizon.  But first things first: The three models that are either already on the lot or soon will be, the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, and 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle.

The three hybrid vehicles usher in a new era of eco-friendly mastery for certain, and we’ll compare their specs like their MPG, horsepower and other features.

Kia Hybrids: News and Updates

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid colors release details features Racine WI

All-New Optima Hybrid Promises Eco-Friendly Performance, Style

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Available Colors Specs and Features

Do you remember, back in February, when the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid made its debut?  Back then, we began to crave the blend of Euro-sport style and eco-friendly performance that only this vehicle could bring.  Now, it’s here, and it’s showing up on lots all over, including Boucher Kia of Racine WI.

We’ll take a look at the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid’s available exterior color options, as well as some of its specs and features.

Test Drive a 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid!

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