Kia Soul Hybrid to debut in Paris
At the Paris Auto Show, Kia will unveil, next to the SOUL crossover, the hybrid version of the car. The Soul Hybrid concept comes complete with a transparent bonnet and floor, so the new hybrid powertrain and battery pack can be viewed by show visitors.
This Soul features a 1.6-litre gasoline engine, mated to a 15 kW, 105 Nm electric motor, Kia´s own CVT (continuously variable transmission), ISG and ‘regenerative braking´ to re-charge its power pack. The prototype is designed to achieve a fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100 km and a CO2 figure of 117 g/km – reducing CO2 emissions by 26.4%.