•   
  •   

Entertainment Kia Rio facelift debuts with smart face, mild hybrid engine

04:20  29 may  2020
04:20  29 may  2020 Source:   msn.com

Updated 2020 Kia Sportage goes on sale

  Updated 2020 Kia Sportage goes on sale Facelifted Sportage line-up includes a new mild-hybrid diesel, revised trim levels and updated techAs part of changes made for the 2020 Sportage, Kia has introduced a new turbocharged 1.6-litre diesel engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid assistance system. This uses a belt-driven starter-generator and a 0.44kWh battery pack located beneath the boot floor.

We first saw the facelifted Kia Rio in January this year when the South Korean company was still testing a prototype of the model with huge amounts of By far the most important upgrade is hidden underneath the skin. There, Kia is introducing a new 1.0-litre mild - hybrid engine which replaces the

We first saw the facelifted Kia Rio in January this year when the South Korean company was still testing a prototype of the model with huge amounts of New EcoDynamics+ petrol mild - hybrid with new intelligent Manual Transmission The Rio is the first Kia powered by a petrol mild - hybrid electric

a car parked in a parking lot: Kia Rio facelift lead image © Motor1.com UK Kia Rio facelift lead image

All models now feature LED headlights as standard.

We first saw the facelifted Kia Rio in January this year when the South Korean company was still testing a prototype of the model with huge amounts of camouflage. Now, five months later, the development work on the supermini hatchback is done and it’s time for the refreshed Rio to show up officially. Say hello to the Rio facelift.

Jaguar XF facelift coming later this year

  Jaguar XF facelift coming later this year 2020 Jaguar XF set to benefit from updated tech from the electric I-Pace SUVNow that the Jaguar XJ is no longer on sale, the XF is the brand’s largest saloon. It sits above the Jaguar XE and counts the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6 and Lexus ES among its rivals. We expect prices to stay roughly the same as they are now, with the entry-level model expected to start from just over £35,000.

The Kia Rio supermini has been updated for 2020 with styling tweaks and a selection of new EcoDynamics+ engines . Inside, the Rio gets Kia ’s upgraded infotainment system. Called UVO Connect, it has an eight-inch central touchscreen that will incorporate satellite navigation on some trim

The fourth-generation Kia Rio has been given its first mid-cycle refresh, with the B-segment According to Kia , the EcoDynamics+ powertrain reduces the Rio ’s CO2 emissions by between 8.1% and The mild hybrid powertrain will be available with a new intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)

Visually, you’ll have hard times trying to differentiate the pre-facelift models from the refreshed ones but the model has gained a more simplified front fascia with wider and more aggressive bumper incorporating new fog lamp housing. The introduction of full-LED headlight setup on all models as standard is surely a welcomed addition. Two new exterior colours are also available plus a set of 16-inch with a new eight-spoke design.

The biggest change inside the cabin is the new larger 8.0-inch screen on the centre console and the 4.2-inch digital display in the driver’s instrument cluster. In addition, new customisation options are available, while GT-Line models benefit from special carbon fibre-like trim.

By far the most important upgrade is hidden underneath the skin. There, Kia is introducing a new 1.0-litre mild-hybrid engine which replaces the Rio’s earlier Kappa 1.0 T-GDi. The new electrified powertrain combines a three-cylinder combustion engine with an integrated starter-generator for reduced CO2 emissions of approximately 8 percent measured by Europe’s WLTP regime. In terms of output, the new Smartstream unit will be offered with the same peak power as its predecessor - 100 or 120 bhp (75 or 89 kilowatts).

New Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Convertible due on sale next month

  New Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Convertible due on sale next month Mercedes launches facelifted E-Class derivatives with updated styling and new technologyIn a bid to keep the E-Class Coupe and Convertible fresh against the Audi A5, BMW 4 Series and Lexus RC, the new models will get updated styling in line with the rest of the E-Class range. The headlights, grille and air intakes are all new, while the design of the rear lights has been tweaked. Another alloy wheel choice and four new paint colours are available: two silvers, a grey and a red.

The mild - hybrid offerings also get Kia ’s new Intelligent Manual Transmission, or iMT. This removes the physical linkage to the clutch pedal, replacing it The Rio ’s interior design remains much the same, though Kia ’s attempting to inject some personality with a new optional blue colour pack for the seat

2020 kia rio facelift unveiled kias first mild hybrid new version of uvo connect phase ii. Kia says the hatchback now has ‘big car’ safety and infotainment technologies and this is the first time a Kia will come with a 48V mild - hybrid engine paired with one of the first applications of the company’s new

See the spy photos:

  • Kia Rio facelift spied cold winter testing

The mild-hybrid powertrain will be complemented by a newly-developed manual transmission with electronic control of the clutch. Kia explains the new “clutch-by-wire” gearbox integrates seamlessly with the mild-hybrid system to switch off the engine earlier than the start-stop function when coasting to a halt. The non-hybrid 1.0-litre petrol engine of the Rio will be available with a new six-speed manual gearbox from now on, as well as with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. There’s also a base naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre petrol engine with a peak power of 84 bhp (63 kW).

The refreshed Rio will go on sale in Europe during the third quarter of this year. No word on the US model yet.

Check out the press release section below for more details.

Source: Kia

Ford Focus range gets mild-hybrid technology .
2020 Ford Focus mHEV offers slightly better fuel economy and extra equipmentA belt-driven starter-generator replaces the car’s alternator, and this can harvest the energy that would be lost in braking or coasting and store it in a small battery. The recuperated energy allows the stop-start system to cut in sooner (at speeds of up to 16mph), and runs the car’s ancillary functions like the infotainment and heated seats. It can also give a little boost to power during normal driving and under acceleration.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!