Meet the Modern Hybrid
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)
MILD HYBRID TECHNOLOGY
Introducing the new mild hybrid technology available across the entire Sportage diesel range.
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.