Kia Unveils Greenest Cee'd Yet
Kia Motors has unveiled an â€˜ultra-lowâ€™ CO2 version of its popular ceeâ€™d at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new model achieves a significant 11 per cent reduction in emissions – down to just 98 g/km, compared with 110 g/km for the current cleanest cee’d.
The five-door hatchback is powered by Kia’s new ‘U2’ family 1.6-liter diesel engine, designed and engineered at Kia’s R&D center in Rüsselsheim, Germany and manufactured in Slovakia.
Cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient this engine has the latest generation common rail diesel injection system and is fitted with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger.
Maximum power of 90 ps is produced at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 235 Nm is available across a wide rev band, from 1,900 to 2,750 rpm, for excellent drivability. More than 90 per cent of the maximum torque is available from just 1,500 rpm, for strong and smooth acceleration almost from idle.
In the EcoDynamics cee’d, the engine features improved engine mapping and fuel injection strategy with new software and is fitted with a variable water pump which absorbs less power, a high efficiency alternator with power-saving management system and a Diesel Particulate Filter.
In addition to using the latest engine technologies to enhance efficiency, the EcoDynamics cee’d is equipped with a range of fuel-saving features.
Kia’s fuel-stretching Intelligent Stop and Go system – that automatically switches off and then restarts the engine in congested city driving – now features optimized system logic. The electric power-assisted rack and pinion steering system requires just 2.69 turns of the wheel from lock-to-lock.
No on-sale date for the revised EcoDynamics cee’d has yet been confirmed.
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