New Kia Sorento SUV and first Sorento Hybrid; plug-in option to come

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In Frankfurt, Kia unveiled the new Sorento, the fourth generation of its mid-size SUV, including for the first time a hybrid option. Sorento is at the heart of Kia’s reinvigorated global SUV line-up, which also includes the Seltos, Stonic, Telluride and Sportage.

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Hyundai, Kia invest in IONITY fast-charging JV

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Kia Motors Company and Hyundai Motor Company,affiliated automotive companies for Hyundai Motor Group, have invested in IONITY, a joint venture established in 2017 between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, and Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG. The decision to join this network will provide enhanced benefits for Kia and Hyundai’s European customers.

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Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

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In Germany, Kia Motors revealed the upgraded Kia Sportage, introducing a range of enhancements to the brand’s European and global best-seller. Kia Sportage 2018, European spec. All powertrains are now fully compliant with the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard.

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Hyundai and Kia make €100M strategic investment in Arrival to co-develop electric commercial vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation today made a strategic investment of €100 million (US $110 million) in a new partnership with Arrival , a UK-based electric vehicle startup ( earlier post ). Of the total investment, Hyundai will contribute €80 million; Kia €20 million.

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Kia unveils new Soul EV at LA Auto Show

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Kia Motors unveiled the new Soul EV, a completely new iteration of Kia’s award-winning electric compact crossover, at the LA Auto Show. Built at the Gwangju plant in Korea, the new Soul EV goes on sale in the US in the first half of 2019, with Kia’s global markets to follow.

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Kia brings e-Soul to Europe, upgrades Niro hybrid and PHEV

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Kia used the Geneva International Motor Show as the platform to introduce the battery-electric e-Soul to Europe, as well as to reveal new upgrades to the Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid. Every Kia vehicle on show in Geneva employs the brand’s mild-hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric vehicle technology. Electrification is a key element of Kia’s European and global growth strategy, with one in eight Kia cars sold in Europe today featuring an electrified powertrain.

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Kia announces new platform and powertrain details for next-generation Sorento; hybrid, GDI and diesel; PHEV to come

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Kia Motors Corporation revealed details of the next-generation Sorento’s new platform and powertrains. The latest Sorento will be the first SUV to be based on Kia’s new platform when production commences later this year.

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First unveiling of Kia Niro EV; global debut at Paris Motor Show in September

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Kia unveiled the new battery-electric version of Niro crossover at the 5 th International Electric Vehicle Expo in Jeju, Korea. Kia already offers the Niro in hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

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Kia Rio leads the pack. The Green Piece

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Kia’s Rio EcoDynamics is currently rated as the lowest emission diesel-only model available in the UK, with emissions as low as just 85g/km of CO2 and 88.3mpg on a combined cycle. With the news that Kia and Hyundai must reduce their fuel economy claims (see story) there [.].

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Kia Soul EV honoured with UL environmental certification

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Kia has been recognised for its use of bio-based materials in its first electric car; the soon-to-launch Soul EV. It will not just be the absence of tailpipe emissions that will make the Soul EV [.].

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Kia introduces new mild hybrid powertrain, 7-speed DCT

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Kia’s 48V mild hybrid system uses a lead-carbon battery. Kia revealed a new mild hybrid powertrain as well as its new 7-speed DCT at the Geneva Motor Show. The mild hybrid powertrain will be available on new diesel and gasoline production cars from Kia in the near future.

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Hybrid Kia Sorento SUV

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Making its debut in Germany this week is the Kia Sorento Diesel-Hybrid crossover, a concept vehicle that will join other green cars from Kia ( Cee’d & Forte LPI) under Kia’s new EcoDynamics badge. 2011 Kia Sorento official website. Kia Press on Hybrids.

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New Kia cee’d cuts emissions to 97g/km C02

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Kia launches an all-new, second generation of its cee’d model in the UK next month. A key model for the Korean car maker in the UK, the cee’d goes on sale from June 1 and will offer improved economy and lower emission ratings than its predecessor. Kia car Kia Cee'd new saleDesigned, engineered and built in Europe, the new model [.].

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Hyundai & Kia to pay record $100M penalty for GHG conformity violations & lose $200M+ in emission credits

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Hyundai and Kia will pay a combined $100-million civil penalty, the largest in Clean Air Act history, to resolve violations concerning the testing and certification of vehicles sold in the US (“Conformity Violations”) and will spend approximately $50 million on measures to prevent any future violations. Hyundai and Kia will also forfeit 4.75 million greenhouse gas emission credits that the companies previously claimed, which are estimated to be worth more than $200 million.

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Kia outlines 5-year plan for more green vehicles; Optima PHEV, Niro hybrid, FCV; $10.2B investment

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Kia Motors outlined its mid- to long-term plans for the development of a greatly increased range of environmentally friendly vehicles, with the goal of becoming a leader in the low-emissions car market by 2020. The new investment by Hyundai Motor Group, Kia’s parent company, totals 11.3

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New Kia Rio: CO2 emissions from just 85g/km

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Kia’s new Rio model is set to go on sale next month with emissions as low as 85 g/km CO2. The new, fourth generation model will also boast fuel economy as high as 88.3mpg, as its car maker strives to make low emission cars ‘available to all’. Kia car emissions fuel economy new RioFirst launched in 2005, the new model will [.].

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Smartphone-based customization coming to Hyundai and Kia electric cars

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Unlike anything with a tailpipe, EVs don’t have to go through reams of emissions-test paperwork every time some of the basic parameters are changed. Fully electric cars have a great potential to be customized and personalized, to a level that’s not entirely possible with gasoline models. Today, Hyundai Motor Group (which includes.

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Polluters pay, 2020 Kia Soul EV, hydrogen internal combustion: Today's Car News

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We had a first chance to drive the new 2020 Kia Soul EV. emissions tax hydrogen fuel cell Today in Car News air pollutionLondon's new pollution charge on older vehicles makes it really expensive to drive older cars into the city. And our latest Twitter poll asks what GM should do with the Volt name now that it no longer produces the car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. First announced in 2017, the city.

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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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Kia lifecycle certification

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Building a car that returns lots of miles to the gallon while emitting as few nasty emissions as possible is a key definer of green cars. Kia Weekly Column weekly columnThe lower the CO2, the better. The higher the mpg, the better. Most of a car’s impact on the environment – over 80 per cent – comes as a [.].

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Hyundai Motor Group unveils CVVD engine technology; +4% performance, +5% fuel economy, -12% emissions

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed the first Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology to feature in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. CVVD optimizes both engine performance and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. The technology cuts emissions by 12%.

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Kia claims lowest emission car in class with new Rio

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The new Kia Rio will have emissions as low as 85g/km, making it one of the cleanest models in the B-Segment, when it goes on sale from September 1, 2011. Kia says its new EcoDynamics model will beat [.]. Kia B-Segment fuel economy low emission new RioThe fourth generation model will benefit from a complete makeover, both in terms of style and eco-credentials.

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Hyundai and Kia accept record fines for exaggerated fuel economy claims

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Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay a total fine of $100m in the US for overstating the fuel economy of their cars. million greenhouse gas emission credits, to counter the effect of under-reporting emission levels. Green credentials Kia Hyundai

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Kia Rio EcoDynamics scoops eco award

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Kia’s new ultra low emission Rio model, the 1.1 The popular publication for business car drivers praised the Rio EcoDynamics for its super-low emission level of just 85g/km- the lowest of any [.]. Kia awards Kia RioCRDi EcoDynamics, picked up another environmental accolade last night, being named the ‘Best sub-100g/km CO2 business car’ in the Business Car Manager awards.

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Kia Soul Electric Car Due In 2014?

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The 2013 Kia Soul hasn't really registered with those of us concerned about fuel economy and emissions. However, the Soul could get a lot greener in 2014, as Kia has apparently confirmed an electric version will make production in a few years That's despite the Soul Eco achieving a respectable 36 mpg highway and 32 combined in EPA testing.

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Kia launching new diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain in 2018 on Sportage; more models to come

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Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The Kia Sportage will be the first model to offer the new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid powertrain later in 2018. Kia’s mild-hybrid technology features a compact 0.46

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UCS analysis finds Hyundai-Kia with best sales-weighted new vehicle environmental performance in US in 2013

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In its sixth sales-weighted analysis of emissions from 8 major automakers’ 2013 model year vehicles, the Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) latest Automaker Rankings report found that Hyundai-Kia unseated Honda as the “Greenest Automaker.” Click to enlarge.

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Kia Optima T-Hybrid mild diesel hybrid concept for Paris features 48V system, lead-carbon battery

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Among the vehicles Kia brings to the Paris Motor Show will be the Kia Optima T-Hybrid concept, the first demonstration of Kia’s new diesel-electric mild hybrid technology. Kia is targeting a reduction in fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions by 15-20% with the new powertrain, which is still under development. The current Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi has a combined CO 2 emissions of 128 grams per kilometer (with manual transmission and EcoDynamics equipment).

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Kia to ‘make low emissions available to all’

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Kia has revealed that its new Picanto will boast one of the most fuel efficient engines on the market, when it goes on sale in late spring. This will put low emission cars in the reach of all motorists and not just those who can afford hybrids, Joachim Hahn, head of powertrain engineering design and [.]. Kia bi-fuel emissions engine Kappa Picanto

Kia Cee’d starring at UK motor show

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The second generation Kia Cee’d (pictured) is now on sale in the UK – and is placing its clearest emphasis yet on lowering emissions. The C-segment family hatchback is one of the stars of the on-going Motorexpo 2012 event and offers some remarkable emission figures: the 1.6litre version of the vehicle, which is exempt from [.]. Green cars Kia Latest news green cars Kia Cee'd Motorexpo 2012 UK

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Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. The new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan makes its European premiere, alongside the all-new Kia Picanto city car, which makes its global debut.

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Kia Rio wins Ultra Low Carbon award

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The brand new Kia Rio claimed a sought-after award last night, being handed the 2012 Ultra Low Carbon Award at the annual What Car? The overall 2012 Car of the Year prize went to another low emission car, the Volkswagen up!, Kia was praised for its "dramatic [.]. Green credentials Kia Volkswagen accolade awards car of the year low carbon what car

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New Gen 3 Ceed first Kia sold in Europe to offer level-two autonomy Lane Following Assist technology; new Kappa turbo, U3 diesel

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Kia Motors revealed the new Ceed ahead of its world debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Since the first-generation Kia cee’d started production at Kia’s new Slovakian manufacturing facility in December 2006, more than 1.28

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Hybrid and electric cars account for 7.5% of Kia 1H 2017 Europe sales, up from 1% in 2016

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Kia Motors posted its best six-month sales period in Europe, with half-year sales surpassing 250,000 for the first time in the company’s history. of European sales so far this year, up from just one per cent in the first six months of 2016, according to Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe. In addition, Kia’s cumulative market share climbed to 3.0%, up from 2.8% (229,585 units) during the first half of 2016.

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Kia introduces 2018 Niro PHEV crossover to US at Los Angeles Show

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Kia introduced the 2018 Niro Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) ( earlier post ) to the US market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. kWh more than Niro hybrid) and output/power have helped make the Niro Plug-in Hybrid an efficient, low emissions crossover.

Kia to introduce 16 new advanced powertrain vehicles by 2025: 5 hybrids, 5 PHEVs, 5 BEVs, 1 FCV; Niro EV Concept

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Kia Motors presented its new “Boundless for All” future mobility vision at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Connected – By 2025, Kia will adopt connected car technologies across every vehicle segment, and aim to make every single model a connected car by 2030.

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New Kia Sorento to boast improved fuel economy

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Keep your eyes peeled for the new Kia Sorento (pictured) – due to go on sale later in the year, it will boast a host of changes focusing on improving its fuel economy and lowering its emissions. Green cars Kia Latest news green cars Kia Sorento SUVThe vehicle, which will be manufactured in Korea, will include a host of different diesel and petrol engines [.].

Study finds total PM10 emissions from EVs equal to those of modern ICEVs; role of weight and non-exhaust PM

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emissions, EVs deliver only a negligible reduction in emissions, the team found. Comparison of the expected total emissions of PM10 for EVs, gasoline ICEVs and diesel ICEVs. EVs are not likely to have a large impact on PM emissions from traffic.

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New pro_cee’d with emissions from 100g/km CO2

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Kia’s new pro_cee’d is available to order from today, with emissions from as little as 100g/km CO2. Kia emission Pro-cee'dTwo engines will be available, a 1.6 GDi petrol and a 1.6

Kia confirms development of battery-electric Soul for US; on sale in 2014

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p> Kia Motors has confirmed the development of a battery-electric version of the Kia Soul for the US market, scheduled to go on sale in 2014. The Kia Soul EV will be Kia’s first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle marketed outside of Korea. The Soul EV takes its design cues from the recently-launched second-generation Kia Soul. —Kia Motors America’s executive director of product planning, Orth Hedrick.

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Tesla China Charging, Efficient Autonomous Cars, 2016 Kia Soul EV In OR & WA: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla appears to start charging for charging in China, researchers advocate self-driving cars as a way to cut emissions, and the 2016 Kia Soul EV goes on sale in Oregon and Washington. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Stricter fuel efficiency rules for heavy trucks may be added beginning in 2021, but here's why increasing fuel. Today in Car News

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New 99g/km CO2 Kia Picanto goes on sale

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Kia’s new Picanto model went on sale in the UK on Friday (June 17, 2011) supported by a new advertising campaign entitled ‘small yet mighty’. Kia ecodynamics engine Kappa low emission PicantoThe second generation of the model also throws in a healthy dose of green credentials to go along with its mighty mouse claims. Emitting as little as 99g/km CO2 and [.].

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Kia unveiling new cee’d GT line with new 1.0L T-GDi and 7-speed DCT at Geneva

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Kia Motors Europe will unveil a new Kia cee’d GT Line specification at the 85 th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva on 3 March. This is the first of Kia’s upcoming range of downsized engines to make its debut in Europe. Kia cee’d GT Line.

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