Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kia CUB Concept with a 1.6-litre GDI


Kia CUB concept (CUB) utilises a 1.6-litre GDI (gasoline direct-injection) engine, which is going to be used in the new Kia pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT. The new powerplant is fitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger that allows it to pump out 201bhp and 265Nm of torque. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, the engine allows the CUB to sprint from 0-100km/h in 7.7 seconds and top out at 230km/h

LED lights illuminate both the front headlamps and the rear taillights, which is a must on concept cars these days. The CUB rolls on very busy looking 19-inch alloy wheels, but being a concept vehicle, its expected. Kia says that the smooth exterior design will provide the Kia CUB with ultra-low aerodynamic drag, which would allow it to slice through the air cleanly

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The New KIA Cadenza 2014


Under the new Cadenza’s hood, Kia installed the most powerful V-6 engine it’s ever offered, a 3.3-liter version with an output of 293 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 255 pound-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm. The engine features technologies like direct injection (GDI), dual continuously variable valve timing for improved fuel economy and performance, a maintenance-free timing chain, and a three-step variable induction system for enhanced torque.

The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission equipped with a Sportmatic manual shift mode and paddle shifters flanking the leather. All the power is sent to the front wheels.

As standard features, the model is equipped with a sport-tuned fully independent suspension with a McPherson strut setup in front and a multilink rear design, and a High Tensile Steel (HTS) system which helps improve torsional rigidity.

Standard Features:

Wood-trim door inserts
One-touch automatic up/down power front windows
Power-folding heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators
An advanced navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic™2 and UVO eServices
Back-up camera3
Warning system
A premium 550-watt Infinity 4 12-speaker audio system including rear surround speakers and subwoofer
Standard leather seat trim
Dual-zone automatic climate control with rear seat ventilation
Smart Key keyless entry with push-button start
10-way power adjustable driver’s seat
Bluetooth®5 wireless technology.
Premium Package

A full-length panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade
HID headlamps with adaptive front lighting system (AFLS)
7-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster
Premium Nappa leather seats
A memory enabled 12-way ventilated driver’s seat with seat cushion extension for unsurpassed comfort
Heated front and rear outboard seats
Heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping steering column
A power rear sunshade for enhanced comfort and privacy.
Technology Package

19-inch alloy wheels
Electric parking brake
Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC)
Water repellant hydrophobic windshield
Radar-based Blind Spot Detection system (BSD) and a Lane -*Departure Warning System (LDWS) that provides audible and visual alerts to the driver should they inadvertently veer into another lane without using the turn signal.

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