2010 Kia Ray Plug-in Hybrid Concept
Is the pioneer of hybrid cars the future, in addition to saving energy is also environmentally friendly. Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Kia Ray Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. The most efficient Kia vehicles with significant fuel consumption and emission reductions developed under the EcoDynamics sub-brand. This is the answer of what people want in the future from a green perspective, eco-minded features for today’s environmentally conscious consumers.
Kia Ray Plug-in Hybrid Concept work to reducing vehicle emissions is also offering a sophisticated futuristic design with fine lines. The Kia Ray is the fifth vehicle from the Irvine Calif.-based Kia Design Center America (KDCA) to be revealed in the last year. Inventively showcases a futuristic four-seat compact sedan and designed with lightweight and recycled materials, as well as hexagonal roof-top solar cells embedded in the glass roof panel that power extra lighting or climate control systems to demonstrates a prospective plug-in hybrid vehicle configuration from Kia.
The Kia Ray Plug-in Hybrid concept is designed to be powered by an all-aluminum 153-horsepower Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) 1.4-liter engine mated to a permanently-engaged fixed ratio Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), used in combination with a 78kw electric motor. Depending on driving conditions, power is sent to the wheels from the gasoline engine, the electric motor, or both together. The Kia Ray concept is front-wheel drive with a four-wheel independent suspension.
- Length: 173.2 inches / 4,400 mm
- Width: 72.8 inches / 1,850 mm
- Height: 53.5 inches / 1,360 mm
- Wheel base: 106.3 inches / 2,700 mm
- Tires: 195/50 R20 low-rolling resistance
- Engine: 1.4-liter Gamma 153-hp GDI engine / 78kw electric motor
- Transmission: CVT/ fixed ratio
- Batteries: Lithium-ion polymer
- Top Speed: 109 mph
- Steering: By-wire
- Vehicle Range: 746 miles
- Cd: 0.25
- Fuel Economi
1. Pure HEV Mode: 77.6 mpg
2. Plug-in HEV Mode: 202.3 mpg