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Paris Motor Show 2014: Kia news

At the Paris Motor Show 2014 at the European premiere yesterday unveiled a brand new Kia Sorento together with modernized versions of the best-selling Kia models in Europe, which are Rio and Venga. At the stand, visitors will learn automakers is a new concept Kia Optima Hybrid-T, which is the first demonstration of a new energy-saving technologies "mild hybrid" drive combining a diesel engine with electric motors.

The all-new Kia Sorento SUV

It builds on the sales successes of the outgoing generation, combining style, practicality and technology. Now provides greater elegance, striking new design, premium quality interior and even more practicality. New Sorento third generation of a number of stylistic elements borrowed from developmental studies Cross Kia GT 2013, for example. Upright "tiger" grille, headlights or rear stretched athletically crouched stance when viewed from the side.

Under the sleek profile and strikingly contoured surfaces Sorento hides luxurious cabin, where passengers can enjoy a significantly higher quality materials. Sorento also offers a wide range of modern on-board technology (depending on the market) to increase travel comfort, as such. Around View Monitor (AVM) with four cameras to assist the driver when maneuvering in tight spaces, or intelligent electrically operated tailgate.

The new Sorento is longer than the previous generation, wider and lower. Not only because of the extended wheelbase and the new model offers a spacious cabin and a more convenient arrangement. The luggage space is increased to 605 l (according to VDA) and the car will be offered in five-and seven-seater version.

Owners of the new Sorento can look forward to more advanced handling and maneuverability, the higher refinement and safety. This helps a stronger body structure, improved chassis and steering, the solutions applied to suppress noise, vibration and vibration and extending the wheelbase.

The new Sorento will start producing later this year and in the European markets appears in the first half of 2015.

The updated Kia Rio

Kia Rio in model performance in 2015 experienced a slight optical changes to refresh the appearance of the external parts in the interior. Attracted mainly new design of the front bumper and fog lights, as well as an upgraded version for the brand has a characteristic "tiger" grille. Profile invigorated alloy wheels with new design, offered in diameters of 15, 16 and 17. "Changes in the exterior then completes the new rear bumper. Offer shades body expands with two new variants, Urban Digital Blue and Yellow.

The cabin modernized Ria improve new chrome décor and a new audio system in the center console. The offer of optional items of equipment for Rio in 2015, the implementation extends the new DAB digital tuner and a new generation of navigation Kia AVN (Audio-Video Navigation) with 7 "display, super-fast reactions and a faster route calculations (system may not be on the menu in all markets).

In Europe, the upgraded Rio will offer up to four very economical engines with power from 75 to 109 hp. The front wheels are driven by a five or six-speed manual gearbox or four-stage automatic mechanism. All engines for the upgraded Rio cooperate with the optionally available power saving technology Start / Stop (ISG) of the second generation.

Kia Rio Hatchback destined for European markets Sohar plant manufactures in Korea. Launch of European sales of the modernized model Kia Rio is scheduled for early 2015.

Upgraded model Kia Venga

Five years after its premiere in Paris reveals Kia Venga modernized model, which continues to offer practicality, versatility and reliability expected by European motorists, but now offers a new look front and rear parts, advanced cab, new alloy wheels and an extended range of equipment elements.

The Kia design team applied the more "tiger" grille with separate logo that has moved a little further, and otherwise stylized lower grille combined with fog lights and LED daytime running lights. The rear parts of the new horizontal chrome décor linking new combined rear light, which is also an LED. There are also larger alloy wheels (16, 17 ') of the new design.

Venga modernized interior takes a darker metal trim with lighter accents, making the whole cabin has better quality impression. New is also the center console and audio system, as well as a heated steering wheel (optional) for cold mornings or navigation system Kia AVN new generation with a 7 "screen.

For the modernized model Venga will continue to offer seven different engine versions (petrol and diesel units with a displacement of 1.4 and 1.6 liters and output from 77 to 128 k). The front wheels are driven through a five or six-speed manual gearbox, respectively. four-level machine.

Upgraded Venga exclusively produced in the plant Kia in Zilina, the Slovak has to start selling European markets from early 2015.

Innovative "light" hybrid powertrain (called. Mild hybrid)

Practical application and development of a new powertrain for future Kia models was in charge of European research and development center marks. Concept Kia Optima Hybrid-T (turbo hybrid) formed in a single piece for the occasion is the first practical application and demonstration of the new "light" hybrid powertrain Kia.

Developmental Issues T-Hybrid drives CRDi turbodiesel 1.7 liters from the current model Optima in combination with a small electric motor, whose power is the 48V PbC battery type (lead-carbon). The new powertrain concept allows Optima Hybrid T-jet purely on electricity (low-speed or low-load). The energy obtained during braking is used to recharge the battery.

Battery module type PbC the hybrid powertrain (called. Mild hybrid) Kia chosen so that, unlike lithium ion battery does not require active cooling and easier to recycle after lifecycle.

The vehicle uses a stop-start system to reduce emissions. Classic alternator was replaced starter and generator power with belt drive, so the engine can be re-run virtually silently and without vibration. Installation powertrain Optima sedan to allow designers to use a smaller battery and starter, thereby improving weight distribution and overall handling.

This construction also allows to build advanced electric turbocharged CRDi (in addition to the traditional turbocharger), which helps improve torque and engine response at low speeds.

New powertrain T-Hybrid owner offers higher performance and lower operating costs, but also ensures that any model Kia utilizing this technology will continue for those affordable.

Due to the ongoing development are not new powertrain or its use in the concept of T-Optima Hybrid confirmed no concrete information regarding the performance or fuel economy. The aim of the Kia design is however a significant reduction in CO2 emissions and current performance increase by 15 to 20 percent, and that for all Kia models, for which he could discover new drive. Diesel engine 1.7 l engine 136 kv model Optima today produces CO2 emissions of 128 g / km (running stop-start ISG and manual gearbox).

The mass production concept Kia Optima Hybrid-T has not yet been decided. Deployment powertrain T-Hybrid in planned new models, Kia is still under consideration.

Source: tz

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