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Kia unveils Forte LPI hybrid vehicle (HEV) in South

Kia has introduced Forte LPI hybrid vehicle (HEV) . it s first production hybrid car, to the Korean consumers yesterday. In to that, Kia also unveiled its new sub-brand, Eco-Dynamics. an initiative will bring a host of new technologies and models to the international

The Forte LPI hybrid electric is powered by an economical mild-hybrid system consisting of 1.6L engine and electric motor. The Petroleum Injected (LPI) generates 114 horsepower, while motor brings additional 20 hp.


Equipped with this of hybrid system and continuously transmission, the Forte achieves a competitive fuel economy of 17.2 kilometers per liter of LPG (41 MPG US), which is equivalent to kilometers per liter fuel in terms of gasoline, the company

To differentiate the Forte hybrid it s non-hybrid variants and improve the s aerodynamics, some changes been implemented to the existing design. In front,  you will a slightly different corporate Kia and a restyled front bumper larger air intake and attractive fog design, while at rear, now features a radically redesigned bumper and LED equipped taillights. On the Forte LPI hybrid features a Vision instrument cluster for system data and a navigation

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Kia Forte hybrid will be the world s first hybrid to utilize the highly advanced polymer (Li–poly) battery, is lighter and smaller but has higher than nickel-metal hydride Those will be supplied by battery supplier LG Chem, the s fourth largest rechargeable producer. The LG Chem will supply similar battery to GM s Chevy Volt.

Following it s announcement that the company focus on developing of eco-friendly Kia also revealed it plans to the first full-hybrid car probably on the next generation Optima to the market in late 2010 and it s hydrogen fuel cell car in 2012. Expected to hit the global in the same year is the plug-in sedan.

Together with it s parent Hyundai Motor Co, Kia plans to nearly $6 billion on research and this year, with of money pumped into of new hybrid and fuel cell cars such as Kia Forte LPI and Borrego FCEV.

The all-new Forte LPI hybrid go on sale in Korean market in this year. Initial do not include sales expanding to markets, however, next Kia could start exporting it s LPi sedan to those foregin that provide an excellent LPG infrastructure (China market). China has slight chances to get this vehicle, we have told it s highly unlikely we ever see the Forte LPi hybrid the US shores!

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