Kia EcoDynamics models at Paris Show will cut CO2 to as low as 94 g/km

Thursday, 30 September 2010

To showcase its EcoDynamics range of fuel-saving vehicles, Kia Motors is displaying three new ‘ultra-low' CO2 models in its ‘Green Zone' at the Paris Motor Show.

The innovative trio, Eco cee'd, Eco Venga and Sportage (Mild Hybrid), have significantly reduced CO2 emissions - down to just 94, 114 and 117 g/km respectively.  Whilst the Eco Venga is destined for production later in 2010, the Eco cee'd and Sportage (Mild Hybrid) are concepts at this stage.

The Eco cee'd five-door hatchback is a concept car powered by a modified version of Kia's ‘U2' family 1.4-litre diesel engine.  Cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient, this engine generates 90 ps at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 240 Nm is available from just 1,900 rpm, for excellent driveability.

Changes to improve efficiency include fitting a variable water pump, an alternator with power-saving management system and an over-run decoupling system. 

The car also features Kia's fuel-stretching ISG Start/Stop system - which automatically switches off and then restarts the engine in congested city driving - optimised gear ratios and a large underbody panel beneath the 4.26-metre long car's to smooth its aerodynamics.  Its CO2 rating is 94 g/km.

Intended for production later this year, the new Eco Venga is also equipped with Kia's 1.4-litre, 75 ps diesel engine, plus many of the technologies from the Eco cee'd concept.  In addition, low-friction engine oil, special low-torque taper roller bearings in the transmission and low-rolling resistance, high pressure tyres help to reduce CO2 emissions to 114 g/km.

Kia's second eco concept car for Paris is the Sportage Mild Hybrid.  Based on the all-new Sportage compact SUV now on sale across Europe, this model is powered by the new, larger 1.7-litre version of the U2 diesel. 

This engine, which produces 115 ps and 260 Nm of torque from a super-low 1,250 rpm, is mated to a 5 kW electric motor with a double layer capacitor.  Small changes cut aerodynamic drag, brake drag and tyre resistance so the SUV's CO2 rating is a modest 117 g/km.

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