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Charging ahead: Kia is the Geneva show to exhibit new friendly technology, including a transmission, hybrid power and its all-electric Soul.

Kia gears up for new hybrid system and seven-speed transmission


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KIA is gunning for a 20 per cent boost in while reducing emissions by 15 per with its next-generation mild powertrain unveiled at the Geneva show this week.

The Korean car-maker has not specified models the hybrid system power down the track, only that it will be on new petrol and diesel production in the near future .

Kia has also used the Geneva to show off the full-electric version of its hatch a variant not on the agenda for and to preview its forthcoming seven-speed transmission that will its traditional six-speed torque-converter across a range of models next year.

The new mild system was developed by Kia s European and development centre and features a lead-carbon battery powering a electric motor rather a lithium-ion battery that is in hybrid vehicles.

Kia says it this type of battery as it not require any active cooling, can better in sub-zero temperatures and is to recycle when the vehicle to the end of its life.

With the mild hybrid fitted, a car can be driven in electric-only when driving at low speeds or The battery recharges during and braking at any speed.

Kia has also a new zero-emission automatic engine system that uses a starter generator instead of a alternator to restart the vehicle little vibration or noise.

The says the battery supplies to an electric supercharger for increased and torque at low speeds and that its envisage the supercharger supporting a conventional turbocharger which then take over for power and torque at higher

Another option is for the hybrid to be fitted without the electric for a more basic hybrid that Kia says would be for smaller models in its range.

Engineers developing the system are a reduction in CO2 emissions of about 15 per and the electric supercharger is set to increase by between 15 and 20 per cent.

Kia produces a version of its mid-size Optima range which is available in the States, and while it is off the table for at the moment, the company s local arm has not out introducing it in next-generation guise.

The hybrid system is likely to be for cars as small as the Cerato all the way up to the new family-size SUV that is due to be replaced by the end of the

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Also on display at Geneva is the version of Kia s boxy Soul that will go on sale in states in America, such as in the third quarter of the year.

Kia Australia general manager of relations Kevin Hepworth GoAuto in February when the EV was officially revealed that it is only built in left-hand and it was highly unlikely it would get a berth due to a lack of infrastructure and low of EVs in Australia.

Kia s newly developed transmission, on the other hand, is to make its way to Australia with vehicles, although it is still to be for the forthcoming redesigned Sorento due this year.

The next recipient is the redesigned Optima here in the second half of year.

Kia says the DCT has been developed to greater fuel efficiency improved performance and to deliver a driving experience .

The company s are pushing for a seven per cent in fuel economy as well as a per cent boost in 0-100km/h from the new transmission over the six-speed auto.

Engineers also focused on improving NVH vibration and harshness) by using an damper for greater refinement in the

The two dry clutches in the new transmission each an electric motor-driven clutch to improve fuel efficiency and two input shafts for both and odd gear ratios which the transmission to operate sequentially or to to any of the seven gears as required.

Kia claims the power delivery the loss of torque during making for a smoother ride. It said the DCT will make for fuel use and performance compared to dual-clutch transmissions.

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