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The Kia Forte Hybrid finally available in South Korea

Last week, we told you about the Hyundai Elantra sedan hybrid LPI can drink LPG (liquified petroleum gas), extremely common in Europe, especially in France.

Today is the turn of Kia, the company sister of giant Hyundai us present its new model Forte, using a similar hybrid powertrain.

Hybrid technology Hyundai / Kia

The hybrid system of the latter, obviously consists of atmospheric four-cylinder engine, a cylinder 1.6 liter and the registered power of 114 horses. It is associated with an electric motor that comes here to add a good twenty extra horses. USED ​​batteries lithium-ion battery, automatically recharge during decelerations and by regeneration, and like the systems used on the Insight and Prius. This hybrid system is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that includes an indicator 'EcoGride' whose mission is to invite the driver treat his behavior.

It also benefited from the system Stop & Start 'wearing name here ISG' and has the property to close engine when the vehicle is immobilized and which automatically restarts, weighing again on the accelerator pedal.

The manufacturer's data tell us that this hybrid version allows fumes only 99g/km of CO2, more interesting than those recorded in Europe on the Insight and Prius, or equivalent to the data of several European models powered by a small diesel engine and small cylinder.

Hyundai / Kia hybrid in America

The first model of the industrial group of South Korea that will use a hybrid engine in America, will be the Hyundai Sonata sedan. Normally, the latter would be available during the year 2010, but the model 2011. It will become a serious rival to the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, Saturn Aura and Toyota Camry, all driven by a motor hybrid type.

Marketing in America has a model of Kia hybrid technology seems to remain a state secret ...

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