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Kia Motors Recalls Niro for Hydraulic Clutch Issue

Kia Motors America is recalling over 27,000 2017 Kia Niro vehicles for Hydraulic Clutch Actuator (HCA) problems. Specifically, the inner oil seal may leak, leading to oil accumulation in the cap area.

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Hyundai loniq Hybrid Recalled for Hydraulic Clutch

Hyundai Motor America is recalling an estimated 10,156 2017 Hyundai loniq Hybrid vehicles because the Hydraulic Clutch Actuator (HCA) inner oil seal may leak and may cause oil to accumulate in the cap area.

Hyundai Recalls Sonata Hybrids for VPD Switch

Hyundai Motor America is recalling approximately 2,840 2016-2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles equipped with a voltage protection device (VPD) because it may inadvertently activate.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Crash Test

The 2017 Hyundai Hybrid aced all five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crashworthiness tests, including the driver-side small overlap crash test, and qualified for the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. Video courtesy of IIHS/YouTube. For the full story, click here.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Touted as “America’s First Hybrid Minivan,” the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid gives those weary of stepping into an all-electric vehicle a stepping stone in the right direction.

Chrysler's 2017 Pacifica PHEV

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid provides about 30 miles of electric driving and 530 in overall range as the only plug-in hybrid minivan now on the market. It replaces the Chrysler Town and Country. Read more here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

Chevrolet Bolt Crash Test

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt recently aced crashworthiness evaluations administered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including the small overlap front crash test. To read the full story on how the car became a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award winner, click here.

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

The 2017 Kia Niro is a gasoline-electric hybrid that seemingly appeals to buyers of subcompact SUVs, as well as those hearts and minds with a greener hue.

Kia's 2017 Niro Hybrid

Kia's 2017 Niro gasoline-electric hybrid is a subcompact crossover that offers an impressive fuel economy rating (50 mpg in combined driving) at an entry price ($23,495) that undercuts many of its competitors. Read more here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

One of the biggest selling points of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is its fuel efficiency. Touted as the most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle in America, the base Blue model boasts fuel efficiency of 58 mpg combined.