Kia developed new models, the ceed Hybrid and the all-new Kia Sorento Diesel Hybrid concept cars and presented them at the Frankfurt Motor Show. They were both developed at the European R&D Center as research. The two will be tested in Europe and the results will offer valuable information used by Kia in the design process of the future models. The ceed Hybrid has a power-train similar to the new Forte LPI Hybrid, but the 4-cylinder 1.6-liter engine runs on gasoline. It uses a power-train developed from the Rio Hybrid. The gasoline engine is mated to a synchronized electric motor capable of developing 15 kW and 105 Nm of torque, to a CVT developed by themselves and to a Start / Stop fuel-saving stop / start motoring system. The power pack is located at the side of the trunk. The new Kia Hybrid is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.8 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 185 km/h. The CO2 emissions have been reduced by 25%.
Hybrid power for new-look Kia cee`d and all-new Kia Sorento
Also making their first appearance at Frankfurt are the new-look Kia cee`d Hybrid and the all-new highly innovative Kia Sorento Diesel Hybrid concept cars - created at Kia`s European R&D Centre as research ‘tools`. These vehicles will be tested over many thousands of kilometres across Europe and will generate data for inclusion in the design process of Kia vehicles during the next decade.
The new-look cee`d Hybrid powertrain is similar to the new Forte LPI Hybrid, but the four-cylinder 1.6-litre engine runs on gasoline, rather than LPG.
Like the Soul Hybrid (shown at Paris last year), the New cee`d Hybrid uses an upgraded powertrain developed from the earlier Rio Hybrid. The cee`d Hybrid now features Kia`s Gamma gasoline engine, mated to a 15kW (20 ps), 105 Nm AC synchronised electric motor, Kia`s own CVT (continuously variable transmission) and Kia`s proven Start/Stop (ISG) fuel-saving stop/start motoring system.
The high-torque electric motor generates its maximum torque (105 Nm) from just 1500 rpm and the Li-Poly 180 volt, 5.3Ah power pack is located at the side of the trunk.
Kia calculates that the New cee`d Hybrid accelerates from 0-to-100 kph in 11.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 185 kph. The prototype achieves a CO2 figure of 96 g/km. Compared to the standard 1.6-litre gasoline cee`d, CO2 emissions are reduced by 25.0%.
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