Some initial information on a concept hybrid car based on the Kia cee’d has been revealed, with the model to be unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show early next month. The model is still undergoing R&D and a production version should be ready by 2010.
The 1.6 litre petrol engine in the Kia cee’d hybrid is mated to a 20 horsepower electric motor and typically of a hybrid car, uses a CVT transmission. The car will also include other regular hybrid features such as brake energy regeneration and computer controlled automatic start-stop. There are some minor weight reduction thanks to the use of lightweight components in certain areas of the car.
On the interior, the instrument panel has been upgraded to one that is able to display much more detail in order to provide the driver information on the electric assist.
Who wants to bet that the diesel Kia cee’d that already exists will still manage to get more mileage than this hybrid cee’d?