Reports said that Kia is developing first ever Korean Hybrid SUV. To be launched during the first half of 2016 and expected to showed late 2015, it will be based on the latest generation Sorento. But today we can share an exclusive picture of the car, under vinyl camouflage inside R&D Center.
About the hybrid system, this will use a 1.7-liter gasoline engine and electric motor powertrain. The Kia officials hinted it would achieve a high efficiency fuel economy of 22km/l with an improved hybrid system and less body weight.
Their own analysis, said that import diesel cars demand will fall around 30% due to large fuel economy and significantly increase satisfaction, comfort and durability of hybrid cars.
Kia has a rapidly growing of eco-friendly car in domestic market and with introduction of a hybrid-only model in the SUV segment, will compete directly with japanese and german Hybrid-SUVs.