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The local Kia dealer called me today to tell me that they'll be getting another Nero hybrid in in the next week or so. I told him Sorry, too little, too late as I'd already bought a Volt. These dealers have got to know that they're losing sales by not having cars of this nature available on their lots. Even my Volt was the only one they had and I'd held it for a couple of weeks before picking it up...they said they could have sold it a couple of more times while it was still there.
 

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I think most car dealerships are in between model years currently. For instance, the 2017 Volts started to get rare in April and the 2018 are almost out, but not quite yet.
 

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I think most car dealerships are in between model years currently. For instance, the 2017 Volts started to get rare in April and the 2018 are almost out, but not quite yet.
I wanted to see a Nero when they came in and had called the dealer at the beginning of the year...they had one come in in March and it was sold before I could see it and then another 2 about a month ago...these are still 2017s trickling in.
 

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A friend from out of town stayed with us last week and he had a new Nero. I liked the looks -- though all the compact CUVs look the same to me. He loves it. He said he gets 50+ MPG and can put his bike in the back. The only problem is that after driving an EV the drivetrain on the Nero seemed insanely clunkly and balky. In truth it's still a small vehicle.
 

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A friend from out of town stayed with us last week and he had a new Nero. I liked the looks -- though all the compact CUVs look the same to me. He loves it. He said he gets 50+ MPG and can put his bike in the back. The only problem is that after driving an EV the drivetrain on the Nero seemed insanely clunkly and balky. In truth it's still a small vehicle.
After driving an EREV like the Volt, a simple hybrid is well, "old tech"
 

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It's spelled N i r o.

gas2.org said:
With an 8.9 kWh battery, the Niro PHEV will have an EPA electric only range of about 25 miles.
Not enough battery range for me. For those who want or need more interior space (particularly in the back seat area) it may be an acceptable compromise.
 

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The local Kia dealer called me today to tell me that they'll be getting another Nero hybrid in in the next week or so. I told him Sorry, too little, too late as I'd already bought a Volt. These dealers have got to know that they're losing sales by not having cars of this nature available on their lots.
Tell that to GM - I understand that they only allocated 400 Bolt EVs to all of Canada. Every last one allocated to Vancouver was spoken for and the word is that no more will be available until the next model year. And who the heck knows if next year will be any better? I've been looking in vain for a demonstrator but it looks like I may never see one...
 

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I was kinda interested in the Niro for a moment because of the sunroof, cargo space, and roof rails, however, a lot of the reviews have something negative to say about that dual clutch transmission (DCT). After several years of driving an e-CVT, I'm spoiled with not feeling the gear shifts. Plus the DCT was nothing but problems in our old Ford Focus we traded in for the Volt. Pass on the Niro until they put in a CVT transmission.
 
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