Kia launching new efficient technologies in Europe - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 01-24-2009, 11:00 AM Thread Starter

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 336
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Post Kia launching new efficient technologies in Europe

Hyundai’s Kia brand was considered an also-ran automaker just a few years ago, but the Korean automaker has really been stepping up its efforts as of late. Kia will continue that push with a host of new technologies in the coming years, with the first showing up in European markets later this year.

Set to hit the road this spring in Europe, Kia will debut its “idle stop and go” system on the Cee’d small car. As the name implies, the stop-start technology will shutdown the Cee’d’s engine while at a standstill – much in the same way a hybrid vehicle works.

The system turns the engine off when the vehicle comes to a stop, with the engine restarting once the driver depresses the clutch to engage first gear, according to Automotive News. To off-set the weight of the start-stop system, the Cee’d will be using a new light-weight gearbox.

Although stop-start technology does nothing for highway mileage, it can offer up to a 15 percent boost in city fuel mileage. Kia expects the system to improve fuel mileage by 6 percent in mixed driving.

Kia has yet to officially announce if the new technology is U.S.-bound, but did say the “idle stop and go” technology would spread to other markets and models in 2010. With stricter CAFE regulations on the horizon, we fully expect to see the start-stop technology in Kia’s U.S. showrooms by early next decade.

Auto Reporter is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome