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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