The new Kia Magentis press pack

Thursday, 25 May 2006

1 SHORT STORY                                                                       Page 1

2 EXTERIOR DESIGN AND PACKAGING                                 Page 4

3 INTERIOR, SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT                                 Page 6

4 POWERTRAINS AND CHASSIS                                             Page 9

1. NEW MAGENTIS COMPLETES RENEWAL

Diesel power, modern and dynamic styling, European-standard ride and handling, top-level safety...the latest, all-new version of Kia's Magentis saloon is more capable than ever of meeting the expectations of both private and fleet users.

It completes a total regeneration of the Korean company's passenger car range in less than two years. The oldest model on the fleet is now the Picanto, introduced in July 2004.

And with all-new versions of the Sedona and Carens MPVs and a refreshed Sorento SUV also scheduled to arrive in 2006, Kia has one of the most modern product portfolios currently on offer from any manufacturer.

Kia's unbeatable value for money is evident throughout the range, despite the substantial improvements to every aspect of the car when compared with the outgoing model. Prices start at £14,495 for the 2.0-litre petrol GS manual and £15,995 for the LS manual. The 2.0-litre turbodiesel GS and LS manuals are available for an additional £1000 on top of the petrol grades. Automatic transmission is available on LS versions only at a £1000 premium while the sporty 2.7 V6 LS automatic is priced at £17,495.

Kia Motors (UK) Ltd Managing Director Paul Williams says: "New Magentis will be vital in helping us to open the door to the business market while keeping our traditional retail buyers happy with its blend of comfort and value."

The option of a turbodiesel engine for the first time makes the new Magentis able to compete in the fleet market on level terms with the top-selling Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Vectra and Volkswagen Passat. It will also appeal to cost-conscious private buyers who enjoy the excellent driveability, superb economy and greater range between fill-ups that comes with diesels.

A modified version of the 138bhp 2.0-litre common-rail unit also fitted to the Kia Sportage, gives the new Magentis a combined fuel figure of 47.1mpg, while low carbon dioxide emissions of 162g/km put the car in the 22% band for company car taxation purposes.

Two petrol engines are available in the new Magentis - the all-new 2.0-litre Theta unit developing 142bhp, and a revised version of the smooth 185bhp 2.7-litre V6 that comes with a new five-speed automatic transmission as standard. Four-cylinder engines are available with manual or automatic gearboxes.

The chassis has been tuned with European tastes in mind. The new car has a longer wheelbase and a wider track than the outgoing model, a stiffer body shell, and new suspension systems. At the front there are now MacPherson struts, while a compact system known as in-wheel multi-link is used at the rear. Improved ride comfort, crisper handling and reduced levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) are the result. Much of the fine-tuning was done on European roads by engineers from Kia's R&D centre at Russelsheim, Germany.

The new Magentis is bigger all round than the model it replaces and has a longer wheelbase and a shorter front overhang. As a result it looks, as well as drives, more dynamically. The conservative styling of the old Magentis has given way to clean, modern lines free of unnecessary ornamentation. The platform is specific to Magentis and is not shared with the Hyundai Sonata; though it will also be used on the replacement Carens mid-sized MPV due to go on sale later in 2006.

There is significantly more leg, shoulder and head room in the smart cabin, which represents another step forward in trim quality by Kia. Luggage space is also increased over the old car by nine percent. The use of high-tensile steel in more than 60% of the body improves rigidity, to the benefit of dynamic behaviour and crash safety. Kia anticipates a four-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating.

Kia's familiar focus on value for money will be evident in the improved standard specification offered on the new Magentis, as well as the traditionally low running costs and the comprehensive three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty package.

All versions are well-equipped. GS models have air conditioning, front, side and curtain airbags, an MP3-compatible radio/CD player, driver's seat height adjustment and a tilt-adjust steering column, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, powered and heated door mirrors, four electric windows and remote central locking.

LS models have in addition automatic lights, a trip computer, telescopic steering wheel adjustment, full climate control with an air quality monitoring system, powered driver's seat and heated front seats and stability and traction control with emergency brake assist.

The Kia Magentis competes in the D-segment which accounts annually for well over a quarter of a million sales in the UK each year.

Kia expects to sell 1,100 versions of the new model in 2006 and 1,600 in 2007.

The full range is:

2.0 GS manual (5-speed)                                                                 £14,495
2.0 CRDi GS manual (6-speed)                                                      £15,495
2.0 LS manual (5-speed)                                                                  £15,995
2.0 LS automatic (4-speed)                                                            £16,995
2.0 CRDi LS manual (6-speed)                                                        £16,995
2.0 CRDi LS automatic (4-speed)                                                  £17,995
2.7 V6 LS automatic (5-speed)                                                      £17,495

2. EXTERIOR DESIGN AND PACKAGING

The new Kia Magentis is a modern, dynamic, European-influenced four-door saloon.

It will compete with the Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Vectra and Volkswagen Passat in the D sector, that - even with the gravitation of buyers to compact SUVs, MPVs and premium-badged cars - still accounts for well over a quarter of a million sales in the UK each year.

Kia has redesigned the Magentis from the ground up, discarding the previous conservative styling approach to create a car capable of competing with the best Europe has to offer.

The new Magentis has clean, crisp lines free of unnecessary ornamentation. It looks dynamic from any angle, emphasised by the voluminous front, the sporty yet stable rear and the strong profile with its sweeping C-pillar.

The new car bears little resemblance to the Hyundai Sonata, apart from certain shared powertrain components. Kia has devised an all-new platform for the Magentis. The same platform will be used by the all-new Carens mid-sized MPV to be revealed at the Madrid Motor Show in May 2006.

The new platform has allowed Kia designers to completely change the proportions of the Magentis, benefiting the car's dynamic behaviour, safety, aerodynamics and packaging as well as its styling.

The latest Magentis is longer (+5mm), wider (+15mm) and taller (+70mm) than the old model. It has a 20mm longer wheelbase but a 25mm shorter front overhang. The front and rear track widths have increased by 23mm and 22mm respectively.

These changes have significantly altered the car's stance compared with its predecessor, making it much bolder and more dynamic. There is now more room for passengers and a huge 420 litre boot for luggage.

The airflow over, around and underneath the car is much cleaner, aided by careful shaping of the nose, door mirrors, A-pillars and upper door frames plus the tight panel fit. With a lip on the front bumper, a full cover beneath the engine bay and airflow deflectors ahead of the fuel tank, the drag coefficient has been brought down from the old Magentis's Cd of 0.34 to just 0.32.

Yet despite the shorter nose, Kia is confident of a four-star Euro NCAP occupant crash-test rating, thanks in part to the adoption of MacPherson strut front suspension in place of the wishbones on the old car, and a new front subframe assembly. Together, these minimise the loads and stresses that pass into the stiffer body structure of the latest Magentis.

Styling details on the new car are in keeping with the 'simple and clean' ethos that Kia has adopted. At the front, there are dual-light black bezel headlamps, twin bonnet ridges sweeping down to a horizontal-bar grille, and a deep front spoiler. The rear has extra-large lamp clusters and a deep, protruding bumper, while the sides are characterised by steeply-raked front and rear screens and distinctive alloy wheels of up to 17 inches in diameter.

3. INTERIOR, SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT

The new Kia Magentis is roomier, safer, quieter, more luxurious and better-equipped than the model it replaces.

It features seats and trim specifically developed for European tastes and driving styles. The seats have larger side bolsters that provide more lateral support than those fitted in other markets - a concession to UK drivers' generally higher cornering speeds and the country's more twisty roads. They also have a longer cushion to provide greater under-thigh support.

The space improvements for both front and rear occupants are significant, enhancing the five-person capability of the Magentis and the comfort and well-being of those on board.

The driver and front-seat passenger enjoy up to 10mm more legroom, while rear occupants have a minimum of 40mm more legroom. The substantial increases in the car's overall width and height deliver more shoulder and head space front and rear.

The hip point of all passengers is a considerable 42mm higher than before, giving a more commanding view of the road. Rear passengers sit 25mm higher than those in front to ensure they also enjoy a view through the windscreen.

Luggage capacity has been improved by 15 litres to an impressive 420 litres, and there are 60:40 split rear seats with fold-down backrests to permit extra-long loads to be carried.

The new Magentis is a safer and quieter car to travel in. Standard features across the range include front, side and curtain airbags, active headrests on both front seats and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution. In addition, LS models have emergency brake assist and electronic stability programme with traction control.

Anti-lock brakes allow drivers to maintain steering response and directional control even when braking heavily, minimising the risk of an accident. Electronic brake force distribution adjusts the force applied to individual brakes as a further aid to directional stability.

Brake assist fitted to LS versions recognises when a driver is applying emergency braking and ensures maximum retardation to reduce stopping distances. This version also comes with electronic stability programme and traction control as standard to prevent skids by monitoring the car's course compared to that intended by the driver, and applying the brakes or slowing the engine if necessary.

Should an accident be unavoidable, occupants are protected by a remarkably stiff and strong body shell that is expected to contribute towards a four-star Euro NCAP crash rating, and six airbags. The Magentis's side airbags are extra deep, protecting both the thorax and pelvis of front-seat occupants. The passenger's side front airbag has an on-off switch so it can be deactivated if a child seat is being used.

The levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in the cabin are particularly low thanks to a studied programme of measures. These include sound-proofing foam in hollow sections of the body shell; the use of front and rear subframes for mounting the suspension; a thick under-bonnet sound-absorbing pad; insulation pads on the cabin floor, in the door cavities and on the bulkhead between the engine bay and passenger cell; triple layer rubber seals and weather strips around the doors and windows; and aerodynamically refined door mirror shrouds and mountings.

The interior design team made strenuous efforts to ensure the quality of the fittings is on a par with the best from Europe, and that drivers of any size can get comfortable. Tight-fitting trim, soft-touch surfaces, logically laid-out controls and switches and a smart all-black interior with black-metal dash inserts on the GS and real aluminium on the LS give the new Magentis an upmarket look and feel.

All versions have air conditioning, an MP3-compatible radio/CD player, driver's seat height adjustment and a tilt-adjust steering column, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, powered and heated door mirrors, four electric windows and remote central locking.

LS models have in addition automatic lights, a trip computer, telescopic steering wheel adjustment, full climate control with an air quality monitoring system, 8-way powered driver's seat and heated front seats and stability and traction control with emergency brake assist.

All versions of the new Kia Magentis are protected against theft by remote central locking with deadlocks, and an engine immobiliser.

4. POWERTRAINS AND CHASSIS

The new Magentis is the first D-segment car from Kia to offer a turbodiesel engine. This modern common-rail 2.0-litre unit is vital to helping Kia strengthen its position in this sector. Diesels account for almost two out of every three sales of upper-medium cars.

The diesel is one of three power units available in the new Magentis. Buyers can also specify a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, or an upgraded version of Kia's silky 2.7-litre V6.

The 2.0-litre petrol engine comes with a five-speed manual transmission while the diesel is mated to a six-speed manual. All three engines can be ordered with automatic transmission. A five-speed automatic is standard with the V6 while a four-speed unit is optional with the 2.0-litre engines. Both automatics offer the option of fully-automated shifts or sequential manual control.

In comparison with the outgoing model, the new Magentis is quicker, more fuel efficient and cleaner, despite its increase in size. Extensive weight-saving measures ensure that the body in white weighs no more than before. More than 60% of the body is formed from strong but comparatively light high-tensile steel.

Weight-saving has been enhanced by the new compact and lightweight front and rear suspension systems, which have the additional benefit of improving the new Magentis's dynamic behaviour.

2.0-litre CRDi engine

This is the first time that a diesel engine has been offered in Magentis and the 2.0-litre CRDi common-rail turbodiesel engine completes Kia's model line up which provides a diesel version of every model except Picanto.

The engine is a lightly-modified and improved version of the unit fitted to the company's Sportage compact SUV.

It is a single overhead camshaft 1991cc 16-valve four-cylinder unit featuring second-generation common-rail high-pressure fuel injection and electrically-actuated variable turbine geometry to ensure lively response throughout the rev band with clean emissions. A diesel particulate filter is fitted. The engine meets Euro IV emissions standards.

This engine develops 138bhp at 4000rpm and 225lb ft of torque all the way from 1800 to 2500rpm.

Driving through the standard six-speed manual gearbox, it powers the new Magentis from 0-62mph in 10.4 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 125mph. Combined fuel consumption is 47.1mpg, with CO2 emissions of 162g/km. With the optional four-speed automatic gearbox, the comparative figures are 0-62mph in 11.7 seconds, top speed 124mph, combined consumption 38.7mpg and CO2 emissions 191g/km.

2.0-litre Theta petrol engine

Kia's all-new 2.0-litre Theta petrol engine is available in the new Magentis. This state-of-the-art four-cylinder 16-valve unit is powerful, quiet and economical. Weight-saving measures include a die-cast aluminium block and a plastic cylinder head cover and intake manifold.

It features continuously variable valve timing to optimise low and medium-speed torque plus high-speed performance and economy.

The valve gear is chain-driven to minimise maintenance requirements and cut noise, while auxiliary systems are powered by a serpentine belt. The exhaust manifold is mounted close to the cabin bulkhead to reduce catalyst warm-up times and cut emissions.

There is a counter-rotating balancer shaft in the crankcase to dampen vibrations, noise and harshness. The engine's capacity is 1998cc. Its power output is 142bhp at 6000rpm, with torque of 139lb ft at 4250rpm.

Mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, it can power the new Magentis from 0-62mph in 10.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 129mph. Combined fuel consumption is 36.7mpg and CO2emissions are 185g/km. These are particularly impressive figures when compared with those for the outgoing 2.0-litre Magentis - 0-62 11.5 seconds, top speed 129mph, consumption 32.8mpg and emissions 204g/km.

With the optional four-speed automatic gearbox, the new Magentis covers 0-62mph in 11.2 seconds, tops out at 121mph, achieves 34.9mpg on the combined cycle and emits 192g/km of CO2.

2.7-litre Mu V6 engine

The new Magentis is also available with an upgraded version of Kia's powerful and responsive 2.7-litre Delta V6 petrol engine. The changes are so comprehensive that Kia has decided to rename the latest engine Mu. Performance-boosting modifications include a three-stage variable intake system, mechanical lash adjusters that allow the valve gear to go 60,000 miles before maintenance is needed, a quieter timing belt drive and a redesigned block with new cylinder liners.

The changes to this compact 2656cc 24-valve unit have raised power and torque levels to 185bhp at 6000rpm and 182lb ft at 4000rpm. Driveability is enhanced by continuously variable valve timing and multi-point fuel injection, while twin exhaust tailpipes distinguish V6 models from the outside.

With a five-speed automatic gearbox as standard, the V6 Magentis is capable of a top speed of 137mph, with 0-62mph acceleration in 9.1 seconds. Combined fuel economy is 30.7mpg, with CO2emissions of 220g/km.

Transmissions

The new Magentis is unusual in the D-segment in offering automatic transmission with every engine.

The five-speed unit that comes as standard with the V6 petrol engine is a new gearbox that delivers smoother shifts and 4% better fuel economy than its forerunner. The 2.0-litre petrol and turbodiesel engines can be ordered with an optional four-speed automatic that has been developed specially for the new Magentis.

Both are intelligent automatics, with electronic control that monitors a variety of parameters to guarantee smooth shifts adapted to individual driving styles. They feature Kia's Sport Mode system that allows the driver to exercise sequential manual shifting in place of fully-automatic operation. High top gear ratios ensure reduced fuel consumption and quieter cruising at high speeds.

The six-speed manual gearbox fitted to the 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine is all new and includes several innovations, including triple-axis gear train and multiple-cone synchroniser on first and second gears for faster, smoother changes.

New suspension

The latest Magentis has new front and rear suspension systems designed to take advantage of the car's stiff body, long wheelbase and wide track to deliver European-style steering response, roadholding, ride comfort and braking.

At the front, Kia has adopted the MacPherson strut layout favoured by the majority of D-segment contenders in place of the double-wishbone layout of the last Magentis. Mounted on the same subframe that supports the powertrain, it is designed to provide optimum stability and ride comfort with good steering response.

Kia employs a compact transverse subframe to support a rear multi-link system with twin upper arms and long lower trailing arms, plus separate coil springs and dampers. The system is so tightly engineered (a significant percentage of the components are mounted within, or very close to, the interior space of the 46mm offset road wheels) that it has been called in-wheel multi-link. Taking advantage of the new Magentis's rigid structure, it minimises body roll, reduces tyre-generated road noise and ensures negligible intrusion into the passenger or luggage compartments.

The steering is a hydraulically-operated rack and pinion system with 2.8 turns from lock-to-lock for a tight turning circle of 10.8 metres. It allows quick response and good feedback on country roads without being over-sensitive for motorway driving. GS models come with 16-inch alloy wheels and 205/60 tyres, while LS versions have 17-inch alloy wheels with specially-developed 215/50 Michelin tyres.

All models have anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution. In addition, LS models have emergency brake assist and electronic stability programme with traction control.

Anti-lock brakes allow drivers to maintain steering response and directional control even when braking heavily, minimising the risk of an accident. Electronic brake force distribution adjusts the force applied to individual brakes as a further aid to directional stability.

Brake assist fitted to LS versions recognises when a driver is applying emergency braking and ensures maximum retardation to reduce stopping distances. Electronic stability programme and traction control prevent skids by monitoring the car's course compared to that intended by the driver, and applying the brakes or slowing the engine if necessary.

- ends -

 For further information please contact:

Stephen Kitson, Communications Director, on 01932 832075
skitson@kia.co.uk

Louisa Rowntree, Press Relations Manager, on 01932 832072
lrowntree@kia.co.uk

Sue Cugley, Press Officer, on 01932 832073
scugley@kia.co.uk

Laura Hardy, Press Officer, on 01932 832071
lhardy@kia.co.uk

 

Equipment

GS

LS

 

 

2.0 Petrol

2.0 Diesel

2.0 Petrol

2.0 Diesel

2.7 V6 Petrol

 

 

Appearance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16" Alloy Wheels (205/60 R16 Tyres) w/ full size spare

X

X

-

-

-

 

 

17" Alloy Wheels (215/50 VR17 Michelin Tyres) w/full size spare

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Body Coloured Bumpers & Side Mouldings

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Body Coloured Door Handles

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Body Coloured Door Mirrors

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Surround Door Moulding - Chrome

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Tinted Glass

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Front Fog Lamps

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

High mounted stop light

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Audio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD audio with MP3 player

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Security Detachable Radio Panel

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Glass Antenna

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

4 Speaker System

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

2EA Tweeter Speakers

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Ventilation & Visibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air conditioning

X

X

-

-

-

 

 

Climate Control with Air Quality Control System

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Cabin Air Filter

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Front & Rear Electric Windows with Delay Function

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Auto Down Function - Driver side only

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Electrically Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Heated Rear Window + timer

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Windscreen wipers - variable intermittent

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Headlamp Levelling Device

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Auto Lights Control

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Sliding sunvisors + Illumination

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Comfort & Convenience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analogue Instrument Cluster

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Trip Computer - 4 functions

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Rear Parking Sensors (x3)

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Engine Cover

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Power Steering

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Lower Tilt Adjustable Steering Wheel

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Leather Steering Wheel & Gear Knob

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Cruise Control (stg wheel mounted controls)

-

-

-

X

X

 

 

Metal Grain Centre Fascia

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Interior Chrome Coating (door handles)

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Full Black Cloth Upholstery

X

X

-

-

-

 

 

Full Black Leather Upholstery

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Reclining (Double) & Sliding Seats

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Height Adjustable Seat & Non-adjustable Lumbar Support (Driver seat only)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

8-way Power Seat - Driver only

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Heated Front Seats

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

60:40 Split Folding Rear Seats

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Seat Back Pockets (Driver & Passenger Side)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Equipment contd...

GS

LS

 

 

2.0 Petrol

2.0 Diesel

2.0 Petrol

2.0 Diesel

2.7 V6 Petrol

 

 

Comfort & Convenience contd...

 

 

Driver & Passenger Vanity Mirror with cover

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Front Centre Armrest with 1DIN storage box & power outlet

X

X

-

-

-

 

 

Front Centre Armrest with 2DIN storage box & power outlet

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Cup Holder In Centre Console (Twin)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Rear Centre Armrest

X

X

-

-

-

 

 

Rear Centre Armrest with Cupholder

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Coat Hooks (Rear)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Remote Fuel Flap Release

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Glovebox - with lock & illumination

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Front Ashtray & Cigar Lighter - Illuminated

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Rear Ashtray

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Four Speed Ventilation Fan - rotary & push button type

X

X

-

-

-

 

 

Four Speed Ventilation Fan - soft touch type

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Front Door Map Pockets

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Map Lamp & Sunglasses Holder

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Centre Interior Lamp

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Door Courtesy Lamps

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Foot Lamps

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Delay Out Interior Lamp

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Luggage Area Light & Power Outlet

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Tachometer

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Digital Clock

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Rheostat (Dimmer switch)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Shopping Bag Hook

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Luggage Restraint Hooks in Load Area

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Safety & Security

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABS with EBD

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Electronic Stability Program

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

BAS with Electronic Traction Control

-

-

X

X

X

 

 

Driver and Front Passenger Airbags

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Passenger Airbag Isolation Switch

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Twin Side & Curtain Airbags

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Active Front Head Restraints (Up/Down & Tilt)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Remote Central Door Locking with perimeter alarm

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Remote Boot Release (Interior & Key Fob)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Engine Immobiliser

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Child Proof Rear Door Locks

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Double Locking

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Impact Sensing at Door Unlocking

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

3 x 3-Point Rear Belts with ELR

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Seatbelt Reminder Warnings (Driver & Passenger)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Rear ISO Fix Anchor Points with Top Tether Anchor Points

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Transmission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual

X

X

X

X

-

 

 

Automatic

-

-

OPT

OPT

X

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

 

 

 

 

 

engine data

2.0 Litre Petrol

2.7 Litre Petrol

2.0 Litre Diesel

 

 

Engine type

2.0 CVVT 16 Valve

2.7 V6

2.0 VGT

 

 

Capacity

1998

2656

1991

 

 

Max power (kW)

106 @ 6000

138 @ 6000

103 @ 4000

 

 

Max power (bhp)

142 @ 6000

185 @ 6000

138 @ 4000

 

 

Max torque (Nm)

188 @ 4250

247 @ 4000

305 @ 1800-2500

 

 

Max torque (lb ft)

139 @ 4250

182 @ 4000

225 @ 1800-2500

 

 

Bore / stroke (mm)

86 / 86

86.7 / 75.0

83.0 / 92.0

 

 

Fuel injection system

Multi Point Injection

Multi Point Injection

2nd Generation Common Rail

 

 

Emission System

Catalytic Converter

Catalytic Converter

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

 

 

Emission Level

Euro IV

Euro IV

Euro IV

 

 

Compressor

-

-

Variable Geometric Turbocharger

 

 

Ignition system

Distributorless ignition (DLI)

Distributorless ignition (DLI)

-

 

 

transmission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual

5 Speed

-

6 Speed

 

 

Automatic

4 Speed with Manual Mode

5 Speed with Manual Mode

4 Speed with Manual Mode

 

 

bodystyle & seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Door Saloon

 

 

 

5 seats

 

 

dimensions

 

 

 

 

 

Overall length (mm)

4,735

 

 

Overall width (mm)

1,805

 

 

Overall height (mm)

1,480

 

 

Wheelbase (mm)

2,720

 

 

Headroom front / rear (mm)

1010 / 965

 

 

Leg room max front (mm)

1,110

 

 

Leg room min rear (mm)

960

 

 

Cargo area (boot capacity) Litres (VDA)

420

 

 

specifications

 

 

 

 

 

Gross vehicle weight (kg) (Automatic)

1960 (1980)

2,020

2045 (2060)

 

 

Max kerb weight (kg) (Automatic)

1468 (1491)

1,535

1570 (1612)

 

 

Min kerb weight manual (Automatic)

1,408 (1,432)

1,490

1525 (1557)

 

 

Maximum towing weights

 

 

 

 

 

Trailer with brakes (kg) (Automatic)

1700 (1300)

1,700

1700 (1100)

 

 

Trailer without brakes (kg) (Automatic)

700 (750)

750

750

 

 

Roof load maximum (kg)

80

 

 

Fuel tank capacity (l)

62

 

 

suspension / steering / braking

 

 

 

 

 

Front suspension

MacPherson Strut

 

 

Rear suspension

Multi Link

 

 

Steering system type

Rack & Pinion

 

 

Steering wheel turn - lock to lock

2.86

 

 

Minimum turning circle radius (m)

5.4

 

 

Braking system

Discs Front & Rear / ABS / EBD

 

 

Braking distance (m)

43.4

 

 
                                 

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION contd...

 

 

service intervals

2.0 Litre Petrol

2.7 Litre Petrol

2.0 Litre Diesel

Yearly at 10,000 mile intervals

10,000 miles (12  months)

10,000 miles (12  months)

10,000 miles (12  months)

performance

MANUAL

AUTOMATIC

AUTOMATIC

MANUAL

AUTOMATIC

Maximum speed mph (km/h)

129 (208)

121 (195)

137 (220)

125 (201)

124 (200)

Acceleration 0-62mph (seconds)

10.2

11.2

9.1

10.4

11.7

fuel consumption

MANUAL

AUTOMATIC

AUTOMATIC

MANUAL

AUTOMATIC

(official Government Test Figures) mpg (l/100km)

 

 

 

 

 

Urban (cold)

26.9 (10.5)

25.9 (10.9)

21.6 (13.1)

34.9 (8.1)

27.2 (10.4)

Extra-urban

46.3 (6.1)

44.1 (6.4)

40.4 (7.0)

56.5 (5.0)

50.4 (5.6)

Combined

36.7 (7.7)

34.9 (8.1)

30.7 (9.2)

47.1 (6.0)

38.7 (7.3)

emissions

MANUAL

AUTOMATIC

AUTOMATIC

MANUAL

AUTOMATIC

CO2 (g/km)

185

192

220

162

191

 

For further information please visit http://www.kia-media.co.uk/ or contact:

Stephen Kitson, Communications Director
Tel: 01932 832075
Email: skitson@kia.co.uk

Louisa Rowntree, Press Relations Manager
Tel: 01932 832072
Email: lrowntree@kia.co.uk

Sue Cugley, Press Officer
Tel: 01932 832073
Email: scugley@kia.co.uk

Laura Hardy, Press Officer
Tel: 01932 832071
Email: lhardy@kia.co.uk

25 May 2006

more >>

Gallery
View gallery

MEDIA
:
0
:
34