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Against Hyundai Ioniq, the Connected Kia Niro Hybrid Drive-Time Experience Stands Apart

The market for green cars in Watertown, CT and beyond is ever expanding, and there's a lot going on across numerous segments the nation and world over. Automakers are moving from ultra-fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles to partial-zero-emissions vehicles (PZEVs), to hybrids incorporating gas engines and electric motors, and all the way to fully electric, zero-emissions vehicles. And when it comes to jockeying for rank in milieus like those of the hybrid crossover, even standouts like the Kia Niro FE base come up against some pretty stiff competition, not the least of which is the...

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IIHS Has Posted Its Top Safety Pick Plus: The Kia Cadenza!

We, at Shaker's Kia, are thrilled that the IIHS has chosen the perfectly sculptured Kia Cadenza sedan as its 2017 Top Safety Pick Plus. The IIHS, or rather the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, is a highly regarded and respected company that performs rigorous tests and evaluations on every vehicle that is brought to the market. In order for a vehicle, like the Kia Cadenza,

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Get a Look at the Upcoming 2018 Kia Rio

Drivers from all over the Watertown, Waterbury, Bristol, Bristol, Milford, and Naugatuck areas, get ready to celebrate! There's a new Kia Rio on its way and, in a short while, it will arrive here at Shaker's Kia; it's the 2018 Kia Rio and we have some details about it sure to put a smile on your face.

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Consumer Reports Compares the All-New 2017 Kia Niro with the Toyota Prius and Other Hybrid Vehicles

If you're a cost-conscious crossover shopper who's environmentally-minded and also looking to save money at the gas pump, Consumer Reports suggests the all-new 2017 Kia Niro as a great alternative to the Toyota Prius in the compact hybrid vehicle category.

The Kia Niro is the first Kia to be built from the ground up based on hybrid technology, but Kia's design engineers also took aesthetics into consideration. Unlike other models in this category (hello, Prius), the Kia looks like a regular vehicle. You wouldn't know it has a big lithium-ion battery under the floor, either by…

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Find Your Next Energy-Efficient, Fuel-Conscious Hybrid Vehicle at Shaker's Kia in Watertown, CT

Although gas prices have remained low over the past year, the auto industry is continuing to develop and improve upon hybrid vehicle technology. It just makes good sense for the environment, along with being more wallet-friendly. To that end, automaker Kia is at the forefront of this quest for greater fuel efficiency, and has two new models for 2017: the updated Kia Optima Hybrid, a roomy four-door midsize sedan, and the brand-new Kia Niro, the first crossover that Kia has built from the ground up based on hybrid technology.

If you're a commuter to Hartford, New York City or…

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TheFastLaneCar.com Reviews the All-New 2017 Kia Niro

In a new review, the editors at TheFastLaneCar.com report that Kia’s all new Niro is a compact crossover hybrid vehicle that is the first of it’s kind to be developed from the ground up. It offers a compelling choice for eco-conscious car buyers interested in a small yet utilitarian SUV design.

The 2017 Niro is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gas engine is matched up with an electric motor and a lightweight, 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The battery is both power and energy dense, enabling the smaller engine size...

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Kia Stinger, Automaker's First Performance Sports Sedan, Debuts at Detroit Auto Show

Long anticipated by the Kia faithful, as well as performance sports car enthusiasts everywhere, the 2018 Kia Stinger sports sedan debuted last month at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show to widespread acclaim. To say there is "excitement in the air" about the South Korean automaker's first performance car would be a gross understatement. According to AutoGuide's Sami Haj-Assaad, who was there for the unveiling, the Stinger draws inspiration from some classic European grand touring sedans from the 1970s, both for its stunning good looks and its performance and handling goals.

Given its...

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Kelley Blue Book® Gives its First Impressions of the All-New Kia Niro, Set to Go on Sale this January

Kia's all-new 2017 Niro is the automaker's first model built from the ground up as a hybrid/electric vehicle, and Kelley Blue Book® reports in a first review that the Niro is worthy competitor to established hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt. It features a nice blend of terrific fuel economy, a spacious and comfortable cabin and versatile cargo carrying capability.

In particular, the Niro performed very well in city driving. Most hybrids currently use a gearless continuously variable automatic transmission (also known as a CVT), but the Niro has a new six-speed...

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Kia Soul Turbo Debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

The new 2017 Kia Soul Turbo will be rolling into Connecticut soon. The automaker's latest, now-turbocharged version of its funky and irreverent car recently debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show to good reviews, including from Motor Trend.

This version of the Kia Soul, which will be known as the Soul Exclaim, is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 201 horsepower and earns 28 mpg, city and highway combined. In addition to the turbo engine, the Exclaim has specialized trim and sportier features, including 18-inch wheels, red-accented body...

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