New Kia Forte LPI Hybrid Revealed in South Korea (details + photos)

24 03 2009

Today, Kia Motors unveiled its first-ever production hybrid model, the new Kia Forte LPI Hybrid. The car will make its world debut at the 2009 Seoul Motor Show and scheduling to go on sale in Korea this August. The new Forte sedan can run on both Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)– a common fuel in Korea – and electricity.

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The new LPI Hybrid is equipped with a 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder Gamma LPI HEV engine producing a crop of 114-horsepower and an utmost torque cost of 15.1 kg/m. The Korean automaker claims that when shared to a CVT transmission, the Forte LPI Hybrid has a fuel efficiency of 17.2km per litre of LPG. To better understand what this means, when converted to a flag gasoline engine that build would be 21.5km/liter that translates to 50.6mpg US, 60.7mpg UK or 4.7lt /100 km.

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Volvo will present new DRIVe Line-Up at Paris Motor Show

10 09 2008

Volvo will be present a 3 eco models based on the C30, S40 Sedan and V50 Station Wagon at the Paris Motor Show. Carrying the DRIVe badge, all three models are powered by a 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine and to all clock in below 120g/km CO2 emissions.

That equates to fuel efficiency ratings above 50mpg US (4.7L/100km) for all three cars in the extent. The S40 and V50 DRIVe models yield 52.3mpg US (4.5L/100km) while the lesser C30 manages 53.4mpg US (4.4L/100km). All three cars are powered by the same 1.6L four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.

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