Frankfurt am Main, 3. August 2015 – Kiess began Kias ascension in Europe only with the CEE’D so correct. At the process of Cerato, which was sold in Europe only about three years, hardly remembers today. His direct successor quickly secured his share in the price-sensitive segment of compact cars and, together with the identical Hyundai i30, made established brands such as Ford, Renault and Opel’s life not easier. Since 2012, the second generation is on sale, which has now been comprehensively handled. As so often in the youngest past, more than in the technical area did more than in the design.

Excessive changes

The optical changes remain within the scope of what is normal within such refreshments . The Stobfangs were slightly different in front and back, there are LED jerk lights and redesigned alloy wheels. Inside Glances now a pair of chrome details and black plastic flats to remember piano paint, but with this, as well as little something to do as the case is the case with the self-proclaimed premium marks . At the basic layout, the designers saw no need for three years.

However, it was with the engines, because with the suction seeders was no state against the competition in this point of modern competition. Kia is waiting for two steps here and brings a completely new, charged three-cylinder on the market. As with Ford and VW, he has a liter of displacement. More detailed technical data or performance could not provide KIA on demand, known so far only the key data: the machine makes 120 hp at 6000 / min, the maximum torque is indicated at 172 nm. Consumption in the NEFZ is estimated with 4.9 liters. With these values, he is roughly at high as what Ford promises with his three-cylinder in the FOCUS: There it is 125 hp, 170 nm and 5 liters in the NEFZ. VW calls for the new threesome in the Golf 115 hp, 200 nm and 4.3 liters. For some time, Peugeot also mixes with and offers two charged three-cylinders in the 308. The more weaker is 110 hp, offers 205 nm and should get along with 4.6 liters in the cycle.

A sucker remains

Also around the remaining engines Kia has picked up, albeit with a much smaller effort. The base engine, a 1,4-liter four-cylinder with 100 hp, has been handled. He calls now the obligatory exhaust standard Euro 6 anyway. Unfortunately, there is no progress in consumption, it remains at 6 liters in the NEFZ. This is quite amazing, because Hyundai has recently installed a surfed catch of this machine with equal performance, but slightly lower consumption. The i30 comes in the cycle to 5.6 liters.

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