Kia to show next-generation hybrid system in Geneva

Developed by the company's European Research and Development Center, the system consists of an undisclosed engine, a small electric motor and a 48V lead carbon battery.

Kia has announced plans to unveil their next-generation hybrid system at the Geneva Motor Show.

Developed by the company's European Research and Development Center, the system consists of an undisclosed engine, a small electric motor and a 48V lead carbon battery. Detailed specifications were not released but Kia says the powertrain can drive a car in electric-only mode at low speeds and while cruising. The system also has a start/stop function and an electric supercharger that "increases torque and power at low engine speeds."

Kia will also unveil an updated Sportage with a heated steering wheel, an improved audio system and a 4.2-inch SuperVision display in the instrument cluster. The crossover has also LED taillights, a FlexSteer system and modifications to reduce noise, vibration and harshness.

Last but not least, the company will stage the European debuts of the Soul EV, Optima Hybrid and GT4 Stinger concept.

Check out the press release for additional information

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Motor show Geneva Motor Show
Automaker Kia
Article type Hybrid
Tags 2014 geneva motor show, kia hybrid system, next-generation kia hybrid system