Geneva News: Kia Unveils More Photos of the MPV Concept Vehicle
February 24, 2009
Kia will display 18 cars at the Geneva show next month, including three concept vehicles which highlight the company's fuel efficient technology. The No. 3 concept (pictured) is an MPV vehicle that Kia promises is "fun to drive." We'll have to take a spin before we can take their word.
The styling is interesting; the windshield extends to the back of the car, split only by a diagonal support bar. The nose displays the new "face of Kia," which includes the grille, headlights and badge. We can expect future Kias to have a similar front fascia.
Kia's fuel efficiency concepts will take spots next to the No. 3 concept. The first is the Kia cee'd ISG (Idle Stop and Go), which switches the engine off when the car stops and restarts it to move. Kia offers the stop-start feature on both the 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter engines in all body styles and boasts a maximum 15% gain in fuel economy.
The second is the cee'd Hybrid, which uses a 1.6-liter stop-start gasoline engine and a CVT transmission attached to a 15kW electric motor. Kia claims the Hybrid will return 49 mpg and accelerate to 62 mph in 11.8 seconds.
Check out our full coverage when the Geneva Motor Show begins on March 3.