Kia Sorento Hybrid and Cee’d Facelift Hybrid Revealed in Frankfurt

Kia took the wraps off their new Sorento and Cee'd hybrids at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Cee'd Hybrid uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine and a small electric motor that produces 15kW (20 PS) and 105 Nm of torque. The latter is powered by a "Li-Poly 180 volt, 5.3Ah power pack" located in the trunk. Boasting a CVT (continuously variable transmission) and an engine stop/start system, the Cee'd accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 11.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph). While fuel efficiency data wasn't released, Kia says the Cee'd Hybrid has CO2 emissions of 96 g/km.

On the other hand, the Sorento Hybrid uses Kia's 163 PS (120 kW) U2 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine. Connected to a 30 kW (40 PS) electric motor and a dual-clutch transmission, the engine only produces 119 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

In terms of styling, both models receive Kia's new grille, aerodynamic body kits, and painted mirror housings with integrated LED turn signals.

Look for more information to be released in the coming months.

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