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AUTO NEWS – Kia to launch two PHEV Ceed fashions in 2019

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Kia to launch two PHEV Ceed fashions in 2019


Kia’s household of electrified fashions is ready to develop with the introduction of two plug-in hybrids throughout the Ceed household by the tip of this yr. The information was confirmed to Auto Categorical on the Geneva Motor Present by Kia Chief Working Officer Emilio Herrera.

“We’re getting electrification into the Ceed household,” stated Herrera. “In November we’ll begin of the manufacturing, in Europe, of the plug-in hybrid Ceed Sports activities Wagon, and we may also have a plug-in hybrid of the crossover model we’ll present at Frankfurt in September.” That crossover model refers back to the XCeed: a crossover primarily based on the Ceed platform, which has not but been revealed.

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In a transfer to allow the general CO2 emissions to achieve ever extra stringent targets, additional electrification of the Kia vary might be very important. Whereas Herrera wouldn’t affirm the exact particulars of the powertrain, it’s greater than seemingly that the Xceed and Ceed Sportwagon will share the same drivetrain to that utilized by the present Kia Niro PHEV. That will imply a 36-mile electric-only vary from its 8.9kWh battery and emissions someplace within the area of 31g/km.

These figures are achieved by pairing a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electrical motor for a mixed 139bhp. The Niro sends its energy to the entrance wheels via a twin clutch computerized gearbox.

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AUTO NEWS – Kia to launch two PHEV Ceed fashions in 2019
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