Alternative Fuel Vehicles at Pete's Car Smart Kia

Kia EV Models to Consider for Your Amarillo Lifestyle

In the push toward electric vehicles, Kia has jumped in with both feet, offering several electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models to help you find the right fit for your needs. At Pete's Car Smart Kia, we have several current electrified Kia models available, and we're particularly excited about some of the upcoming Kia EVs that are on the horizon. If you've been considering a new electrified vehicle, let our dealership near Lubbock and Canyon show you how good they can be.



Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid at Pete's Car Smart Kia in Amarillo

Kia Niro

The Kia Niro comes in a trio of electrified guises, giving you plenty of options to work with as you balance the type of EV or hybrid you'd like to bring home. The standard Kia Niro is a traditional hybrid model, with a parallel combustion and electric motor setup that are always working together to improve efficiency. At 139 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, the Kia Niro Hybrid delivers punchy performance that is easy to get along with. You'll get impressive efficiency as well, with an estimated 53 mpg city, 48 mpg highway, and 50 mpg combined.

Next up is the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid. With the same power and torque as the traditional hybrid, normal mode will give you an incredibly similar driving experience. However, the plug-in hybrid distinction means you can run the combustion engine and electric motors independent of each other. The electric motor can be run on it's own for up to 26 miles, so your daily commute can be handled without burning a drop of fuel. And with the overall system taken into account, you'll have 46 mpg combined and a total of 560 miles of range to work with.

Finally, the all-electric Kia Niro EV is the most powerful of the bunch, using nothing but electric power to deliver 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque. The power bump and instant torque make this a truly fun crossover to drive, and the 239 miles of range means that even your longest road trips are easy to enjoy. Just pop onto a fast charger for an hour or less and you'll be back on the road with 200-plus miles of range to work with.

Kia Sorento

If you're looking for something a big bigger out of your electric vehicle experience, turn to the Kia Sorento lineup to find a mid-size SUV with plenty of space and electrified power. The Kia Sorento Hybrid uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and electric motor combination to deliver 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. With both front and all-wheel drive models available, fuel economy differs, but you can get up to 39 mpg city and 36 mpg highway with a front-wheel drive model.

Meanwhile, the Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid offers a similar setup that pushes more power than the standard model, at 261 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. And like the Niro Plug-in Hybrid, you can use the electric motor independently for up to 32 miles of all-electric range.


Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid at Pete's Car Smart Kia in Amarillo
Kia EV6 at Pete's Car Smart Kia in Amarillo

Kia EV6

The upcoming Kia EV6 is soon to take the Texas Panhandle by storm, with aggressive, modern design that is sure to grab attention. This electric crossover promises to deliver up to 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque, making it a thrill a minute without burning a drop of fuel. Plus, rear-wheel drive power means a sporty feel underneath you, while the available all-wheel drive powertrain delivers confidence on any surface.

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