Kia cee’d Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Car

Kia cee’d hybrid car to be unveiled in Paris.

Two Kia models will make their inaugural international debuts at the upcoming Paris Auto Show.

Taking the center at the Kia booth will be the funky Soul crossover, which has been officially introduced in South Korea yesterday.

Put on display alongside the all-new Soul car will be Kia’s first hybrid vehicle.

The fast-growing South Korean automaker plans to launch a ceed hybrid car prototype.

The upcoming hybrid version of the cee’d 5-door hatchback is reportedly still in the early stage of development and testing, so it’s full production run is not projected to start before the 2010.

In parallel with Kia’s on-going Korean and USA FCEV vehicle testing programmes, the carmaker decided to produce a fleet of nine cee’d hybrid prototypes which will be used for testing and evaluation in Europe.

cee’d hybrid powertrain

The Kia cee’d hybrid vehicle has been developed by Kia R&D center in Korea.

The cee’d uses an upgraded hybrid electric powertrain pack developed from the earlier versions of Rio hybrid.

Under the hood, it features a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder gasoline engine, mated to a 20 horsepower electric motor and continuously variable transmission – CVT.

It also boasts Kia’s ISG (Idle Stop & Go) system.

Kia states that the cee’d hybrid accelerates from 0-to-100 kph in 11.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 185 km/h.

The prototype achieves fuel consumption of 4.81 litres per 100 km and a CO2 figure of 114 g/km.

Compared to the standard 1.6-litre gasoline cee’d, CO2 emissions are reduced by 25.0 percent.

Kia cee’d hybrid pictures

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Stay tuned for more news about upcoming Kia hybrid cars

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