Kia Motors has unveiled its ‘Ray’ Plug-in Hybrid concept at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, show-casing its innovative fuel-stretching and emissions-cutting technologies.
Kia Motors has presented the Ray Concept, a futuristic hybrid sedan with an aerodynamic (cd of 0.25) aircraft-inspired design.
The powertrain is equipped with a 153-hp Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 1.4-litre engine coupled to a permanently-engaged fixed ratio Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), used in combination with a 78 kW electric motor.
Among the features are the use of lightweight and recycled materials, the hexagonal solar cells embedded in the glass roof panel and the range of up to 1,200 km (746 miles).
Additional features include four individual seats, touch-screen controls, drive-by-wire steering and an energy-efficient audio system.
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