Kia - Soul Hybrid Concept
Hybrid power for Kia Soul and Kia cee´d
Also making their world premieres at Paris are the Kia cee´d Hybrid and the Kia Soul Hybrid concept cars. The Soul Hybrid concept comes complete with a transparent bonnet and floor, so the new hybrid powertrain and battery pack can be viewed by show visitors.
This Soul features a 1.6-litre gasoline engine, mated to a 15 kW, 105 Nm electric motor, Kia´s own CVT (continuously variable transmission), ISG and regenerative braking´ to re-charge its power pack. The prototype is designed to achieve a fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100 km and a CO2 figure of 117 g/km reducing CO2 emissions by 26.4%.
The Kia cee´d Hybrid has been created by Kia R&D to take part in real-world´ test activities in Europe. Like the Soul Hybrid, the cee´d uses an upgraded powertrain with a 1.6-litre engine and 15 kW electric motor. Environmental performance targets are 4.8 l/100 km and a CO2 figure of 114 g/km.