Kia Niro Named Green Utility Vehicle for 2018


The 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show proved to be an exciting event for all who attended. It was an especially exciting day for Kia Canada. In addition to finally being able to showcase their impressive new Kia Stinger, the automobile manufacturing giant also walked away with the 2018 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year Award for their 2018 Kia Niro.

Kia Canada was proud to accept the award that was given o them by The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC). After receiving the award, Vice President and COO of Kia Canada spoke on behalf of the company and expressed his gratitude to the AJAC for thoroughly testing the 2018 Kia Niro and recognizing it as an environmentally friendly vehicle.

The Award-Winning 2018 Kia Niro in Calgary

The Kia Niro is a spacious and versatile hybrid SUV. What gives it its high fuel-efficiency rating is the 1.5kWh lithium battery that works in a partnership with a lightweight electric motor and a 1.6l GDI engine that delivers 195 pound-feet of torque. This innovative SUV proves that a powerful vehicle doesn't have to be extremely harsh on the environment.

Who are the AJAC?

The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada is a group of elite journalist, photographers, and writers who specialize in the automotive industry. They gather information on different aspects of automobiles and report it to the public. Many Canadian consumers have turned to the AJAC to help them make an informed decision when thinking about purchasing a new vehicle.

What is the Green Utility Vehicle of the Year Award?

The Green Utility Vehicle award follows that guidelines that are defined in the AJAC's Canadian Car of the Year Program. Every Utility Vehicle that participates is rigorously tested by the AJAC experts. Each vehicle is then judged on the time it takes to recharge the battery, the dynamics of the vehicle, and the overall value. During the previous year, each vehicle is tested on roadways that stretch from coast to coast.

The Vancouver International Auto Show 2018

The 98th annual Vancouver International Auto Show was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year, Kia Canada was accompanied by over 40 different vehicle manufactures stationed around the globe. It was an honour for the Kia brand to be showcased among so many other prestigious names in the automobile industry.

The 2018 Kia Niro is proof that Kia cares about its customers as well as the planet. The designers of the 2018 Kia Niro wanted to show the consumers of Canada that a powerful and luxurious vehicle can also be Eco-friendly. It was an honour to be a part of such an exciting event that celebrated various types of vehicles while also being recognized by such a prestigious group as the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada.

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