Kia introducing bi-fuel gasoline-LPG Picanto in Europe

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Responding to growing customer demand in Europe for small cars with low running costs and low emissions, Kia is introducing a bi-fuel gasoline-LPG model to its Picanto small car range. Picanto LPG is powered by a special version of Kia’s three-cylinder 1.0-liter Kappa engine which produces 67 ps (66 hp, 49 kW) and 90 N·m (66 lb-ft) of torque. The Picanto’s top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph) is unchanged from the standard 1.0-liter gasoline model. Picanto Click to enlarge.

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Fisker Recruits First US Dealers for PHEVs; Appoints First Distributors for Europe

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Fisker Automotive has appointed two distributors: for southern Europe, GP Supercars in Merano, Italy represented by CEO Gianfranco Pizzuto; and in northern Europe, Nellemann Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, represented by CEO Jac Nellemann. Nellemann is one of Europe’s oldest auto distributors, with ties going back to Nash and Morris, and at present time Kia, Jaguar and Aston Martin. It can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in about six seconds and achieve a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph).

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