Friday, July 31, 2015

Spy Shots of New KIA Crossover Could be a Hybrid

As CUV market grows, KIA looks to add to toolbelt with possible EV-mode hybrid CUV

KGP Photography and Left Lane News
Recent spy shots (credit to KGP Photography and LeftLane News) show what could be a new CUV for KIA. Those who have examined the photographs say that it could also have a hybrid variant. The subcompact CUV would fit right in with KIA’s current line-up with the likes of the Sorento and Sportage.

In terms of competition, the supposed new KIA crossover will rival current market options such as the Nissan Juke and new Honda HR-V. According to reports from AutoNews, the new KIA hybrid could be capable of running in an electric-only mode. Video of the hybrid testing calls it the “Niro,” but no official name has been announced yet.

Some exterior details that can be seen in the spy shots include high yet styled headlights and wheels at the corner of the vehicle. The instrument cluster is clearly readable from the few interior spy shots, and this is where the EV mode information comes from as well.

This is good news for those in St. Louis who are both hybrid and KIA fans. An EV-capable CUV would definitely open up new opportunities for the KIA brand and Jim Butler KIA. As this hybrid is just in the testing phase, no official announcement has been made regarding the upcoming KIA hybrid CUV, but be sure to stay tuned to Jim Butler KIA’s blog and social media for the latest in KIA news!

To learn more about our selection of KIA vehicles or to schedule a test drive, call Jim Butler KIA today at 636-256-9600 or contact us online. As your St. Louis KIA dealer, we invite you to check out our KIAs in-person at our Chesterfield dealership. If you’re in the St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur or Maryland Heights area, stop by our lot at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. Here at Jim Butler KIA, you can make your new vehicle purchase with confidence. We are located in Chesterfield, MO, and serve as your St. Louis, Chesterfield Valley, Creve Coeur and Maryland Heights KIA dealer.

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