5 Favorite Hybrid cars@International Car Show NY
Electric vehicles took center stage at the New York International Auto Show this year, with an indoor track as part of the show’s 250,000-square-foot EV display leaving no doubt that EVs are part of the mainstream — at least on the auto show circuit.
Kia is using the New York show as a launchpad for its next-generation Niro subcompact SUV. The 2023 Niro will be offered with a hybrid, PHEV or EV powertrain. The new model showcases more futuristic design elements such as boomerang-shaped taillights and a more aggressive grille. It also boasts better range — 253 miles to last generation’s 239.https://jac.yahoosandbox.com/1.0.1/safeframe.html
The automaker also showed off its EV9 concept, which first debuted in 2021 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. We care about this boxy SUV that will use the same E-GMP electric car platform as the smaller EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, because it’s actually going into production.
Kia confirmed at the New York Auto Show that the EV9 will come to the U.S. market in the second half of 2023.
Kia’s upscale sister brand brought its all-electric Genesis X Speedium Concept as a hint of what’s to come as Genesis ramps up its EV offerings to go all-electric by 2030.
The coupe flaunts Genesis’ bold design: a low, long fastback body style with wraparound headlights and an oversize, triangular grille worn by the automaker’s gas engine cars. The design derives from the X Concept Genesis unveiled last year and is named after South Korea’s Inje Speedium race track where it was developed.
3. Mercedes Benz- EQEXX EV
The automaker also reiterated Monday that it plans to go fully electric by 2030, setting a target for half of its global sales to comprise plug in hybrids- Hvs The move will help halve its carbon footprint compared with 2020 levels.
According to Mercedes, the concept car traveled 621 miles during a European road trip from Germany to the port town of Cassis in the South of France without needing to charge its battery. That’s among the longest distances ever covered by an EV on a single charge.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 took top honors, claiming three of the awards’ six categories: World Car of the Year, World Electric Car and World Car Design. Hyundai’s newest EV bested the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Kia EV6 from its sister brand to earn the top title.
The Austrian automaker unveiled its Vayanne EV hypercar, a curvy roadster with slim headlights and oversized air intakes. Deus claims that the 2,200-horsepower Vayanne can zip from 0 to 60 mph in 1.99 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 250 mph. Those figures would put the Vayanne’s performance near the top of the $1 million-plus hypercar segment. Its price has not been disclosed.