Korean automaker Kia is going to take out the first third-generation Sorento crossover outside Korea. European premiere of the new items will be held at the Paris Motor Show in early October. In addition, Kia will bring to the capital of France and updated kompaktven Venga hybrid sedan Optima.
The third generation Kia Sorento was built on a completely new platform. According to the company, the crossover “goes to the next level of premium.” Appearance of the car is an evolution of the design language demonstrated in 2013 the concept car Kia Cross GT. This is most clearly evident in the front of the machine – the radiator grille in the corporate style “smiling tiger” and new headlights.
Sam crossover increased slightly in size – it is longer, wider, while below predecessor. Wheelbase has also increased.
Some changes have taken place in the lounge, which has become more spacious. For the machine will be available to the system Omnidirection Around-View Monitor facilitates maneuvering when parking and intelligent opening tailgate Smart Power Tailgate. The luggage compartment has increased to 605 liters.
Updated kompaktven Kia Venga will appear before the public for the first time. The car got a new design of the front and rear of the body, more sophisticated elaboration of the salon with bright color accents, new variants of alloy wheels and a rich set of options – for example, the compact van equipped with a heated steering wheel and a navigation system Kia AVN new generation with a 7-inch display. Venga has a new front bumper with integrated fog lights and LED daytime running lights (LED DRL).
Kia Optima T-Hybrid is a concept sedan, equipped with a hybrid power plant, which consists of a 1.7-liter turbodiesel and CRDI motor. The company called its “soft” hybrid circuit. Power is provided by electric batteries, lead-carbon battery with an operating voltage of 48 V.
In conditions of low velocities and uniform motion Optima T-Hybrid runs solely on electric and battery charging is carried out through the use of energy released during deceleration.
The car Kia Sorento is equipped with a system to stop and start the engine (ISG). New Kia Sorento starter-generator with a belt drive replaces the traditional generator, thereby restarting the engine operating virtually silent and vibration-free.
The system also provides for the installation on the CRDi turbodiesel innovative electric supercharger in addition to traditional turbocharging. Currently, plans for mass production of Kia Optima T-Hybrid is not.