Road Test: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

A Stealth Hybrid, Quasi-SUV Kia is marketing the 2017 Kia Niro as a crossover SUV, even though some pundits say it’s more of a tall wagon or a five-door hatchback. It’s not available with all-wheel drive. Ground clearance is comparable to that of most cars, and the 23.1-inch seat height falls ... Read More...

Interview: Ford’s Electrified Future

A Conversation with Brett Hinds, Ford’s Chief Engineer for Electrified Powertrain Systems Today, cars with full or partial battery power are not big sellers, so companies must balance short-term profit with long-term planning for what is increasingly seen as the future of transportation. Ford wants to be recognized as a future-looking company, ... Read More...