UK Car magazine have had a preview drive of the Kia Ceed Hybrid which is due to go on sale in Europe in 2010. The 1.6L petrol engine has a 15kW (20bhp) electric motor mounted on the engine’s crankshaft which is used to increase power and provide regenerative braking.
Car gives the Ceed 1.6L Hybrid 4 out of 5 stars for usability and an overall rating of 3 stars. The production version will most likely go on sale in Korea first and the hybrid technology will also appear in parent company Hyundai’s models such as the Elantra.
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