(PRWEB) September 10, 2015

The all-new Kia Soul stays actual to the unique iconic design, with modern design cues matched by way of more desirable dynamics and a range of not pricey engines. the sleek new-look exterior is inspired by using the 2015 Kia observe’ster thought and introduces a thoroughly fresh, more grown-up look with out dropping its individualistic side.

the largest technical exchange for the brand new 2015 Soul is the adoption of an all-new platform, in line with that of the latest Kia cee’d. the outcome is very much more suitable journey and handling when put next with the outgoing model, in addition to extra mature and composed on-road behaviour. The 2nd-technology Soul will even be the most effective in its type for refinement, as a result of the car’s upgraded suspension, 29% stiffer bodyshell and comprehensive soundproofing. inside noise ranges are decreased through roughly three decibels.

Subtly higher dimensions additionally imply the new edition deals patrons a extra practical proposition, with an extended wheelbase and wider monitor contributing to larger cabin space and cargo capacity. Leg, head and shoulder room are increased for all passengers, whereas the cargo house is elevated by four% to 354 litres (plus extra underfloor storage) with the rear seats upright.

Environmental performance for the new edition can be more suitable. consumers will have the ability to make a choice from the newest versions of Kia’s 1.6-litre GDI gasoline and CRDi diesel engines, in addition to six-pace guide and automated transmissions. both engines are carried over from the outgoing variation, and feature enhanced efficiency with decrease emissions.

The all-new Kia Soul will go on sale across Europe in 2015, when the full variation line-up, collection of fuel and diesel powertrains, performance, financial system, equipment specifications and costs shall be established.

Kia may also be showing the brand new Kia Niro, a dramatic new European concept automotive, which tips at a that you can imagine future B-section contender able to take on the city environment with fashion and tenacity.

The Kia Niro previews an progressive new powertrain, that includes Kia’s turbocharged 1.6-litre ‘Gamma’ engine, growing 160 ps via a seven-pace, twin-take hold of transmission. while the engine drives the entrance wheels, an electric-hybrid system powered from regenerative braking provides up to 33kW (45 ps) to the rear wheels – when highway stipulations require further grip.

Niro is born out of Kia’s resolution to are seeking for new compact automotive choices for urban drivers, and has been created with European tastes and expectations very a lot in thoughts. the automobile used to be designed at Kia’s Frankfurt design studio – lower than a kilometre away from the IAA – beneath the course of Gregory Guillaume, Chief dressmaker Europe.

the brand new bi-gas Picanto LPG, developed in line with rising consumer demand for small automobiles with low working costs, can be presented on the IAA convey. the brand new version is powered by means of a special model of Kia’s three-cylinder 1.zero-litre Kappa engine, producing 49kW (67ps) and 90 Nm of torque. the new Picanto LPG promises even decrease running prices than typical fuel-best Picanto models.

the brand new variant will report fuel financial system in LPG mode of 5.eight l / 100 km and CO2 emissions of 100 g/km – with computerized stop-start (ISG) equipped models achieving 5.6 l / a hundred km and 97 g/km.

the brand new Picanto LPG is outfitted with two fuel tanks – the regular 35-litre gasoline tank in the ordinary place in advance of the rear axle and a 27-litre pressurized LPG tank situated under the trunk ground within the area previously occupied via the spare wheel. Drivers can switch between gas to LPG just by urgent a button on the dashboard.

The LPG tank and the machine’s tools provides fifty one kg to the Picanto’s weight, so so as to handle brisk acceleration (zero-one hundred kph in 14.5 seconds) the final drive ratio is lowered via 8.6% (from 4.235:1 to four.600:1). The Picanto’s high speed – one hundred fifty kph – is unchanged from the usual 1.0-litre gas adaptation.

while its powertrain has been modified, the brand new Picanto LPG retains all of the key belongings which have made the smallest Kia so widespread throughout Europe, recording annual gross sales in excess of 50,000 gadgets.

firstly, the european bi-gasoline Picanto version will probably be on hand in Germany, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Portugal and the Netherlands – where it anticipated to account for as much as 7% of Picanto gross sales. When it goes on sale later this yr, the left-hand force Picanto LPG will be the first, and handiest, LPG-powered automobile on the market with a 7-yr, 150,000 km warranty.

Responding to consumer remarks and trends in the ever-competitive European D-segment, the Frankfurt convey also sees the introduction of an upgraded Kia Optima, with an more suitable design, new infotainment, comfort and security options, elevated refinement, greater quality and a more premium finish.

Created under the path of Kia’s Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer, the upgraded Optima features revised LED sunlight hours working headlights, fog lamps, rear lights, bumpers and wheels.

as well as a visual refresh of the favored sedan variation, Kia has also eager about introducing higher refinement to the Optima, one of the most key areas for improvement targeted by means of engineers. Measures adopted to reduce highway noise in the new variation embrace becoming a dynamic damper to the rear suspension pass member, making improvements to the automobile’s sound-proofing and fitting enhanced alloy wheels. blended, these measures have diminished street noise via three.three dB.

numerous modifications designed to fortify engine efficiency have additionally been adopted, together with an overrunning alternator decoupler and an progressive battery administration gadget. as a result, CO2 emissions begin from 133 g/km for the 1.7-litre diesel variation, and lowering to 128 g/km when fitted with Kia’s not obligatory fuel-saving cease/begin ISG device. The Optima is without doubt one of the decrease car tax bands in lots of European countries.

The already beneficiant gear level of the original 2015 model is boosted with further same old and non-compulsory top class options for the upgraded Optima, including power-Mode-select (with three riding modes – customary, lively ECO and game) and more advantageous audio and navigation techniques with an non-compulsory 8-inch reveal. The upgraded Optima additionally options optional new security tools, such as Kia’s Blind Spot Detection machine, Lane trade assist and Rear cross traffic Alert.

different options on hand (depending on version) embody: SPAS (sensible Parking aid device), sensible key and begin button with automatic folding mirrors retractable panoramic sunroof heated rear seats heated steering wheel BAS (Brake aid system) ESC (electronic steadiness regulate) HAC (Hill-start assist keep watch over) and VSM (car balance administration).

The upgraded Kia Optima for Europe will go on sale in early 2015.

Editor’s note:

Kia Motors will host a reside movement of its IAA Frankfurt press conference at 11.00 CET on Tuesday 10 September: http://www.kia.com/ecu/iaa-frankfurt-2013/