Kia launches a rechargeable hybrid engine in the Ceed range. For the moment this mechanism is presented only on the break Ceed SW and the SUV XCeed. It consists of an atmospheric 1.6L four-cylinder gasoline engine developing 141hp and 265Nm of torque, a 61hp power unit and a lithium-ion battery of 8.9 kWh.
This is the powertrain that already drives the Niro rechargeable hybrid with a combined power and torque that are those of the thermal block respectively 141hp and 265Nm according to Kia. The transmission goes through a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Kia announces about 11s to go from 0 to 100 km / h and aims a "zero emissions" autonomy around 60 km.
These rechargeable hybrids can be recognized by their full grille, their specific rims and their eco plug-in badges. The SW also takes the shields of the trim GT-Line break. Note also the load port on the left front fender. Instrumentation and optional GPS have functions specific to these electrified models.
Although the battery is located under the rear seat, its size induces a decrease in the volume of the trunk. That of the rechargeable hybrid break is 437L seat in place, 188L less than a 100% thermal version. The electrified XCeed offers 291L against 426L in classic version. These variants must be marketed at the beginning of 2020.