Kia Cars will get robotic tranmissions

March 5, 2014 at 22:17

At the motor show in Geneva Kia has announced two recent developments: a robotic transmissions and hybrid propulsion system. Equip cars with the new nodes will be in the next year.

Image of the car with robotic transmission

Image of the car with robotic transmission


As for the “robot”, the seven-speed transmission will make cars Kia considerably faster and more economical. This box with dual-clutch will replace six-speed “automatic”. What motors will work in tandem “robot” was not announced. Nevertheless, it is known that due to this transmission Kia models will accelerate to “hundreds” of 5% faster than doing it with automatic transmission. In addition, slightly reduced and fuel consumption.

Picture of the car with robotic transmission

Picture of the car with robotic transmission

The power plant, which is also presented Kia, consists of a supercharged internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Main technological innovation is the battery of lead carbonate. The motor can operate in two modes, as in all modern hybrids. In the first case, he is engaged in sharp acceleration in the second – can work as the primary unit, while the engine shuts down completely. Batteries are recharged using the energy recovery system.

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