Kia EV6 and Niro Hybrid Win “2023 Best Hybrid and Electric Car” Awards

What’s Happening: The 2023 Kia EV6 and the 2023 Kia Niro Hybrid have been named top electrified vehicles by U.S. News and World Report in the “2023 Best Hybrid and Electric Car” awards. This marks the Niro Hybrid’s first win as “Best Hybrid SUV” and the second consecutive year that the EV6 has been awarded “Best Electric Vehicle.”

Why It Matters: These awards highlight Kia’s commitment to producing exceptional electrified vehicles, showcasing the company’s progress in the growing market for electric and hybrid automobiles.

Key Points:

  • The U.S. News editors chose winners based on overall scores from the U.S. News Best Car Rankings, starting prices, charging rates, and EPA-estimated fuel economy and range data.
  • Over 100 new vehicles competed for the awards.
  • The EV6 is a crucial part of Kia’s Plan S strategy, offering impressive performance, ultra-fast DC charging compatibility, an onboard power generator, and a flat-floor interior with innovative materials.
  • The Niro Hybrid features a bold design, inspired by Kia’s “Opposites United” philosophy, and is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine combined with a 32kW permanent magnet synchronous electric motor.

Bottom Line: The recognition of the 2023 Kia EV6 and Niro Hybrid as leading electrified vehicles demonstrates Kia’s dedication to advancing sustainable transportation and offers a glimpse into the company’s future in the electric and hybrid vehicle market.


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