NEWS ➤ KIA’s new diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain
KIA UK will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of the year.
The new ‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain reduces CO2 emissions by supplementing acceleration with electric power from an additional 48-volt battery and extending combustion engine ‘off time’ using a new ‘mild-hybrid starter-generator’ unit.
In line with KIA’s aim to create innovative cars that are affordable for a broad range of buyers, EcoDynamics+ mild-hybrid technology offers a compelling cost-to-performance ratio compared to full hybrid powertrains. The compact nature of the components means the technology can be integrated into existing vehicle and powertrain architectures without impacting practicality or packaging. KIA’s mild-hybrid powertrain is designed to fit seamlessly into consumers’ lives, with no plug-in recharging required.
The Sportage will be the first model to offer the new EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid powertrain later in 2018. The all-new third-generation KIA Ceed will be the second among a range of Kia models to offer the new powertrain from 2019.