Kia reveals new Plug-In Hybrid models at Geneva Motor Show
Posted on 07 Mar 2017
Continuing Kia’s Plug-In Hybrid revolution two new editions have been revealed as part of Kia displays at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Following on from the recent launch of the Kia Optima Plug-In edition, new Kia Niro and Kia Optima SW Plug-In Hybrids are set to be added to the new car offer.
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Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
Following on from the launch of the highly successful Kia Niro, a Plug-In hybrid edition that blends a 1.6GDI petrol engine with an 8.9kWh lithium-polymer battery pack is set to launch. With an electric range that has a range of up to 34 miles and reported CO2 levels as low as 30g/km it will be the first plug-in compact crossover in the UK. Increasing the battery from the 1.56kWh in the existing Kia Niro Hybird, the CO2 levels drastically reduce from the existing 88g/km.
With a 0-62mph time of an impressive 10.8 seconds and a total bhp of 139, the new Kia Niro will produce 265Nm of torque. Specification is set to be based on the existing hybrid with a few styling tweaks included. The front grille will be amended and blue headlights included in the front and rear bumpers.
A towing capacity of up to 1,300kg when including the Towing Pack, Kia are keen to highlight the feature to differentiate the latest offering from Kia.
Kia Optima SW Plug-In Hybrid
Complementing the recently released Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, the SW is set to get the same treatment from Kia. With an electric range of 38 miles, an increase on the 30 miles of the Toyota Prius, it is set to pair a 11.26kWh lithium-polymer battery pack with a 50kW electric motor. Fuel economy of up to 188mpg and CO2 levels of 34g/km are set to be confirmed when the Optima SW is launched later in the year.
Storage capacity is slightly reduced from the existing Optima SW at 440 litres to host the battery pack under the boot floor. Details about the specifications are set to be released later in the year when an official launch date is known.
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