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Kia to display cee’d ISG, cee’d hybrid and No3 concept at Geneva Auto Show
Kia Motors is going to display the all-new cee’d ISG, cee’d hybrid and No3 concept cars at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show!
In addition to the striking No3 concept, Kia will also be displaying a slew of it’s production and near production models at the booth in Geneva. Kia plans to bring a slew of 18 vehicles to the 79th Salon International de l’Auto, including Soul urban crossover, facelifted Sportage and upgraded, 2009 Magentis sedan, all three making their first appearance in Switzerland.
Taking the center stage will of course be the new Kia show-stopper, a concept car named No3, which previews the new mini-MPV from Kia Motors. The model is scheduled to debut in it’s final production form at the end of the year, possibly at the 2009 Frankfurt Motors show.
Kia cee’d ISG
Put on display along-side the No3 concept will also be the all-new cee’d ISG, which sales has commenced in February. The cee’d ISG features an innovative and eco-friendly technology system called Idle Stop&Go that automatically switches the engine off when the car is stopped or moving at speeds lower than 4km/h and restarts the engine instantly when the driver wishes to move off.
Thanks to the ISG system, the cee’d delivers an impressive fuel economy improvement of 15 percent when city driving, while at the same time lowers the CO2 emissions to only 137 g/km! The Idle Stop$Go system will be available on 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre gasoline engines and each of the cee’d bodystyles: five-door hatch, sporty wagon and pro_cee’d.
49 MPG Kia cee’d hybrid
Also confirming Kia’s commitment of bringing environmental friendly and fuel savy cars to production will be the Kia cee’d hybrid car, first introduced at last years Paris auto show. Still in the concept form, the cee’d hybrid previews Kia’s near future hybrid powertrain platform which includes a fuel-efficient 1.6L Gamma engine paired with CVT transmission and 20 hp electric motor.
The hybrid cee’d, equipped with a plethora of fuel-savy gadgets brings the fuel consumption down to only 4.81 litres/100km (49MPG US) and also lower the CO2 numbers to a mere 109 g/km, represneting a 25% improvement over the standard cee’d equipped with 1.6-litre gasoline engine. It accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in less than 12 seconds and can reach a top speed of 185 kilometers per hour.
The hybrid powertrain is rumoured to find it’s way into several Kia compacts, including Soul, Forte and cee’d, within the next 18 months.