Kia Innovates With New Bi-Fuel Gasoline-LPG Picanto

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Kia Innovates With New Bi-Fuel Picanto

Three cylinder Kappa engine generates 67 ps and 90 Nm, consumption as low as 5.6 l/100 km, with lower running costs gasoline-only Picanto models, with two equipment levels and two

Kia Picanto

(PRWEB) September 11,

Responding to growing customer in Europe for small cars low running costs and low emissions, Kia is a bi-fuel model to its Picanto car range. Making its debut at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in the new Picanto LPG promises even running costs than gasoline-only Picanto models.

The new will record fuel in LPG mode of 5.8 l / 100 km and CO2 emissions of 100 g/km – automatic stop-start (ISG) models achieving 5.6 l / 100 km and 97 g/km.

The new model will be available a choice of LX or EX equipment levels and or three-door bodystyles – just other models in the Picanto

“Kia is always looking for to fulfill every customer’s comments Benny Oeyen, President Marketing and Product Kia Motors Europe. “The LPG is designed to satisfy a clear for such a bi-fuel engine, Kia’s determination to offer across Europe the widest of products.

“The Picanto is one of the competitive vehicles in the ‘city A-segment, delivering premium at affordable prices and we anticipate the new bi-fuel model will particularly popular in those countries where LPG is readily adds Oeyen.

Initially, the model will be available in Italy, Poland, Czech Greece, Portugal and the Netherlands – it expected to account for up to 7% of Picanto When it goes on sale this year, the left-hand Picanto LPG will be the first, and LPG-powered car in the marketplace with a 150,000 km warranty.

Switching fuels at the touch of a

Picanto LPG is powered by a special of Kia’s three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine which produces (67 ps) and 90 Nm of torque. To process LPG the engine is with an additional fuel featuring a solenoid valve, (which turns the liquid LPG a gas by reducing its pressure by 0.7 Bar), a gas and an injector module.

Made in the highly efficient Kappa of engines share many characteristics, including dual (continuously variable valve a cast aluminium block, crankshaft, maintenance-free long-life chain and low-friction ‘beehive’ springs.

The new Picanto LPG is fitted two fuel tanks – the regular gasoline tank in the regular ahead of the rear axle and a pressurised LPG tank located the trunk floor in the space occupied by the spare wheel. capacity is 152 litres (with seats upright) and a tyre-mobility kit is in case of a puncture.

Drivers can switch from to LPG (and vice-versa) by simply a button on the dashboard. Apart the addition of the fuel selector the only other change the Picanto LPG is the fitting of a new instrument with two fuel gauges and LPG) and two ‘low-fuel’ warning

The LPG tank and the system’s equipment 51 kg to the Picanto’s weight, so in order to brisk acceleration (0-100 kph in seconds) the final drive is lowered by 8.6% (from to 4.600:1). The Picanto’s top speed – 150 kph – is from the standard 1.0-litre model.

Retaining all the key Picanto

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While its powertrain has been the new Picanto LPG retains all the key assets have made the smallest Kia so throughout Europe, recording sales in excess of 50,000

When the new Picanto was launched in 2011, the character of the car was transformed ‘cute and friendly’ into and handsome, with a design to heads, thanks to its dynamic language – boasting a bold confidence and maturity which unique in the A-segment.

While more stylish, the 3.6-metre Picanto remains an extremely car. On the outside, overall length increased by 60 mm, and the wheelbase by 15 mm. Although the latest Picanto is a car with more equipment, engineering and greater use of high-strength in the bodyshell resulted in it weighing up to 10 kg than its predecessor – depending on

Attention to small details of the design improved the new Picanto’s reducing its drag figure to Cd 0.31 – better than the of A-segment cars.

‘Big comfort and convenience features

The new found maturity is also in the interior design, which a new benchmark in its class for material and trim choices, while buyers numerous ‘big comfort and convenience features – of them fitted for the first on a car in this segment.

Available include: UV-reducing windscreen automatically controlled air-conditioning, folding door mirrors, light control with and ‘welcome’ modes, passenger storage tray, under-floor box, retractable and illuminated cup sun visors with illuminated mirrors and a ‘gear shift to encourage an economical driving

Other features available smart-key entry system engine start/stop button, iPod and USB connections for the RDS radio CD with MP3 compatibility, Bluetooth#174; with voice recognition, head restraints, driver’s airbag, heated front heated steering wheel, parking sensors and HAC (Hill Assist Control).

Available safety equipment include up to seven airbags a new driver’s knee airbag as an on EX models), ESC electronic stability HAC hill-start assist control, and front seat head to protect against whiplash in a rear impact. The Kia Picanto a 4-Star safety rating in crash tests.

For additional an ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) is standard in Europe. Sensors when the driver is braking and hard, and then flash the lights three times to following drivers that the car is rapidly.

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