Kia made a hybrid crossover DE

January 8, 2015 at 16:56

Kia is developing a new compact crossover called DE. On the market the novelty will go in 2016. The price of the car is not yet known.
The crossover will be available exclusively hybrid. The car will take place in the model lineup between the Soul and Sportage. The main competitor of new items on the market will be the Toyota Prius. The length of the vehicle will be 4.35 meters.
The car will be built on the basis of the concept Niro, presented in 2013. Especially for the crossover is developing a new platform. The power plant will consist of a four-cylinder 1.6-liter engine and an electric motor. Capacity and dynamic characteristics are not yet known.

Kia hybrid crossover DE pics

Kia hybrid crossover DE picture

According to the newspaper, the new Kia DE will be a kind of “blend of classical car and crossover wagon.” And a car that will reach a length of 4.35 meters, will be offered exclusively with hybrid drive – due to this novelty should compete with the Japanese hybrid Toyota Prius.
Crossover Kia DE will be built on a specially developed for this purpose platform. Recall the concept Kia Niro developed the European division of Kia, located near Frankfurt. As reported in the company, the crossover must meet all the demands of European motorists.

Kia hybrid crossover DE pics

Kia hybrid crossover DE image

Niro – is not the only concept that the company decided to send in the series. Kia GT prototype also get the production version. The model will be released in four-door coupe body and is focused primarily on the United States.

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