Kia Sorento hybrid to highlight Kia’s eco-friendly technology and its commitment to lowering emissions and improving the fuel economy of its automobiles.
Kia has revealed it will display a wide array of new production models and near production concept cars at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Alongside new Venga B-segment MPV, Kia will also unveil revised versions of cee’d hatchback, cee’d Sporty Wagon and a completely redesigned Sorento crossover.
In addition, Kia also announced it will put on display its first mass-produced hybrid car, called Forte LPi hybrid, and cee’d hatchback with hybrid powertrain underpinnings. For the very first time, Kia will also exhibit the all-new Sorento hybrid concept, which features some highly advanced powertrain technologies, that will likely find their way to production Kia models in a very short period of time.
Development of Kia Sorento hybrid concept has taken place at Kia’s European Research and Development centre in Germany. The all-new Sorento hybrid features a highly advanced powertrain set-up, which couples Kia’s next generation 1.6L (U2 engine family) diesel engine with electric motor.
Fitted with twin-turbochargers, the 1.6L diesel engine generates impressive 163 horsepower. It is mated to dual-clutch gearbox, which enables the driver to choose from fully-automatic, or manual sequential gear changing.
According to Kia, the combination of a powerful twin-turbocharged diesel engine and double-clutch gearbox make Sorento hybrid a highly potent package, which offers plenty of performance, but at the same time, it only emits 119 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
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