New products from Kia Motors in Geneva and interesting information about their features

29 Августа 2023.

altThe model will be sold in Europe from the last 3 months of 2016. Along with the world premiere of the Optima wagon, the new Optima plug-in hybrid sedan and the Niro hybrid crossover, which debuted at the Chicago Auto Show this February. year, exhibited at the KIA exhibition.

The brand new station wagon KIA Optima ( was presented to the public today at the Geneva Motor Show.

Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of KIA Motors Europe commented: “Three premiers in Geneva are positioning the brand in new segments that will definitely increase KIA's presence in Europe in the coming years.

The development of the SPORTSPACE concept from 2015 gave a clear direction to the next generation Optima, and the Sportswagon added a high level of style and practicality to a well-received sedan. Today, we are introducing our first ever D-segment station wagon, as well as our first plug-in hybrid, to demonstrate to our current and future customers our commitment to designing and building models in this extremely important sector. KIA Niro captivates with its modern style and efficient hybrid drive system. The model occupies a position in the segment of hybrid crossovers with characteristically low emissions, which will definitely attract modern European consumers. The number of hybrid vehicles sold in Europe has doubled in the last 5 years and by 2020. the market is expected to generate 700,000 sales.

World premiere of the station wagon Optima

The design and development of the Optima wagon, Kia's first D-segment wagon, is inspired by the SPORTSPACE prototype. Designed entirely for the European market, the new model combines the good looks and quality interior of the Optima sedan with the practicality and convenience of a station wagon.

The Optima station wagon boasts ergonomics and functionality of the luggage compartment, which makes the car much more practical than competitors in the segment. Flexible, 40:20:40 split rear seats allow you to accommodate larger objects such as skis and snowboards without compromising rear passenger comfort.

The new Optima station wagon features KIA's latest audio-visual navigation system (AVN) and will be one of the first models with Android Auto Android for Android phones with 5.0 Lollipop or higher, Apple CarPlay™ for iPhone 5 or later. (available until the end of 2016). Both systems allow the use of smartphones with apps, voice control and music streaming.

The new Optima wagon will be available with a 1.7-liter turbodiesel and 2.0-liter CVVL petrol engine, as well as a 2.0-liter T-GDI (direct injection turbocharged) petrol engine for GT models.

European debut of Optima plug-in hybrid

The all-new Optima plug-in hybrid is KIA's first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The model will debut today in Geneva and will be available in European retailers from the last 3 months of 2016. The innovative hybrid drive system is a key addition to the Optima range and an effective addition to the brand's low emissions portfolio. Vehicle.

The Optima plug-in hybrid is powered by a 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery, complete with a 50 kW electric motor, allowing the car to travel over 54 km in full electric mode at speeds over 120 km/h. to achieve cumulative CO2 emissions of just 37 g/km, which guarantees a price advantage for both individuals and the brand's fleets.

Kia's innovative powertrain includes an efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder "Nu" GDI engine with 156 hp. and 189 Nm. The engine is connected to an electric motor that allows the vehicle to operate in a float charge mode after the battery is discharged. Total power 205 hp at 6,000 rpm, combined with electric power, the torque reaches 375 Nm at 2,300 rpm.

The Optima plug-in hybrid has been improved in several ways, including improved aerodynamics, restyled front and rear bumpers, a new active front grille that reduces the drag coefficient to 0.25 Cd.

The Optima plug-in features two key energy-saving and storage technologies - "regenerative braking" and "advanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning" (HVAC), as well as a driver-only ventilation system to store energy. Later in 2016, the model will also offer Coasting Guide Control (CGC), which allows the vehicle to be prepared for road conditions in advance as the battery is charged from additional stored electricity.

Introducing the New Niro Hybrid Crossover

Showcased for the first time in Europe, the all-new low-emission hybrid crossover, the KIA Niro, is based on a combination of refurbished KIA ( platforms and a modern hybrid powertrain. The completely new addition to the brand's lineup, which has no previous analogue - Niro, is a practical and at the same time extremely attractive vehicle offering in the hybrid crossover segment.

The model skillfully combines environmentally friendly technologies with new generation engines. The Niro hybrid system includes a 1.6-liter direct-injection GDI petrol engine, a lithium polymer battery, a 32kW electric motor and a 6-speed dual clutch transmission. The challenge for the brand's engineers is to achieve a CO2 emissions level of 89g/km.

When developing the Niro, the brand's engineers strive to deliver industry-leading fuel efficiency. The Niro combines stylish design with low fuel consumption and 89g/km CO2 emissions thanks to its 105hp 1.6L Kappa GDI engine. and 147 Nm of torque, combined with a 32 kW electric motor and a 1.56 kWh lithium polymer battery. Total power 141 hp equipped with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission (6DCT).

The Niro hybrid crossover is designed in such a way that, despite its compact exterior dimensions, it offers practical and comfortable interior space.

The long wheelbase of the model - 2700 mm provides a spacious interior, and a trunk volume of 421 liters ensures enough space for bulky items.

After making its European debut at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the Kia Niro will begin series production in May 2016, with distribution in Europe scheduled for the last 3 months of this year.

Like all models of the brand - Niro, Optima station wagon and Optima plug-in hybrid will be offered with a 7-year warranty or 150,000 kilometers. - independent repair of Kia Optima of the first generation.

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