The New Sportage line-up now includes Kia’s new ‘EcoDynamics+’ mild-hybrid powertrain options. EcoDynamics+ supplements acceleration with power from a 48-volt battery, extends engine ‘off time’ and can even help reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4% on the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP)
Introducing the new mild hybrid technology available across the entire Sportage diesel range.
A Mild Hybrid car is very similar to a Self-Charging Hybrid car, but with a smaller battery. So it can’t drive on battery power alone. The battery is there to help the petrol or diesel engine perform more economically.
Because the electric motor can assist with the acceleration there is less strain on the engine. It also allows the engine to switch off more regularly – when coasting for example. This means lower emissions and cleaner air for everybody.
REDUCED RUNNING COSTS
Using less fuel is not only good for the environment it’s also good for your finances! Improved fuel economy means less money spent on fuel, and less time wasted at the pumps. The lower emissions also mean a reduced VED rate and lower BIK tax.
LOWER COSTS WITHOUT CHANGING HOW YOU USE YOUR CAR
Not quite ready to switch to a plug-in vehicle, or don’t have the option of a home charge point? Then a hybrid car might be for you. It doesn’t require you to do anything different than you would do in a conventional car. Clever electronics take care of how the energy is recovered and used. All you have to worry about is keeping it topped up with fuel.
The assistance from the electric motor means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard and that makes for a quieter journey. The added torque also means effortless acceleration for a more relaxing driving experience.
LOWER INITIAL COST
While a mild hybrid doesn’t offer the same level of benefits as a full self-charging hybrid, the mild hybrid’s smaller battery means the initial purchase cost is lower.
Use Smart Power Assistance
By cleverly pairing the 1.6 CRDi diesel engine with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, the EcoDynamics+ mild hybrid system can reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emission levels. What's more, the integrated 'e-system' recovers kinetic energy during deceleration phases to provide torque assistance whilst accelerating.
Starting, Torque Assist, Cruising
The engine is started by the 'e-system' to ensure a prompt and smooth start. During acceleration or uphill driving, the 'e-system' provides torque assistance by taking energy from the battery. When cruising at constant speed, the combustion engine partially recharged the battery if the charge level is low.
Recharging, Moving Stop & Start
When decelerating or braking, the energy generated by the vehicle motion is converted into electrical energy to recharge the battery. When decelerating to a stop, the combustion engine turns off automatically during in-gear deceleration and braking to save fuel.