Kia 48V Diesel Hybrid Com­ing

Car India - - BULLETIN -

Kia Mo­tors are ex­pected to in­tro­duce their all-new 48-volt diese­l­elec­tric hybrid as early as the lat­ter half of 2018.

The new EcoDy­nam­ics+ diesel mild­hy­brid pow­er­train sup­ple­ments power de­liv­ery us­ing a 48V elec­tric mo­tor. The tech­nol­ogy is com­pact, af­ford­able and, more im­por­tantly, can be in­te­grated into ex­ist­ing ar­chi­tec­ture. The sys­tem makes for the pro­vi­sion of elec­tric power to re­duce en­gine load un­der ac­cel­er­a­tion. It also re­cu­per­ates en­ergy dur­ing in-gear de­cel­er­a­tion and brak­ing. There is also a new “mov­ing Stop & Start” func­tion­al­ity. Over­all, the tech­nol­ogy aims to re­duce CO2 emis­sion by up to seven per cent, when com­bined with a man­ual trans­mis­sion.

The first model to sport the new diesel mild-hybrid pow­er­train will be the Kia Sportage. More mod­els as well as a new petrol mild-hybrid will fol­low.

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