Kia’s New Ambitious Plan

Kia’s ambitious plan to improve the fuel consumption of its models by 2020 by 25 percent compared to 2014 is not only a goal, let’s say, quite obvious in light of the unmatched performance of some of its cars in this area but rather a precursor to its commitment to offer a line Complete of engines, gearboxes and weight-saving construction methods in its future cars. In fact, within a year, the company will replace seven of its ten gasoline and diesel engines, which is a huge change for a manufacturer.

Neuro, in its hybrid version, and even more so in the plug-in plug-in version, is one of the pioneering models of this approach, so that it will even be able to use hydrogen in the future. It is based, of course, on its hybrid brother, as well as a length of 436 cm, width of 181 cm, height of 155 cm and the base of the wheels is 270 cm. The changes in the dimensions aspect focus on the size of the trunk in the version of the phage is about 324 liters modest compared to the 401 liters of the hybrid version. And the weight figure here rises to 1,594 kg compared to 1,425 kg in its hybrid brother.

The extra weight comes from boosting its batteries. These are now scattered under the trunk and rear seat and have a capacity of 8.9 kWh. They drive an electric motor with a capacity of 44.5 kilowatts (equivalent to 60.5 hp and 17.3 kg). Besides, of course, there is a 1.6 liter petrol engine, direct injection with 105 hp and 15 kg. The combination of these two produces a combined power of 141 hp at 5,700 rpm and 27 kgs at 4,000 rpm.

The force moves to the front wheels through a double-clutch transmission with six transmission ratios. The TMED device allows the power to be transferred to the gearbox on both engines simultaneously, unlike some of the competitors that transfer power through the electric motor only. The advantage is minimal loss of power, the disadvantage is a more complex system.

In terms of performance, the Nero plug-in will speed up to 100 km / h in 10.8 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 172 km / h. But these are probably not the data that interests his customers, but the fuel consumption.

According to the company’s statements, the combined fuel consumption of the Niro stands at almost 76.9 kilometers per liter.

In terms of accessories, the Nero Plug-In offers a smart key, back-seat air conditioning, roof window, multimedia system with navigation applications, parking, internet radio and more.

The list of advanced safety systems is as long as usual and as usual. 7 airbags, deviation control from path with active correction, automatic braking, non-stop warning, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian identification and reverse camera.

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