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Diesel 48V mild hybrid powertrain from Kia in second half of 2018

Diesel 48V mild hybrid powertrain from Kia in second half of 2018

Kia Motors will introduce its first 48-volt diesel mild-hybrid powertrain in the second half of 2018. The new ‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain reduces carbon dioxide emissions by supplementing acceleration with electric power from an additional 48V battery and extending combustion engine ‘off time’ using a new Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator (MHSG) unit. EcoDynamics+ mild-hybrid […]

Lagonda all-electric SUV to go on sale in 2021

Lagonda all-electric SUV to go on sale in 2021

After unveiling the Lagonda Vision Concept in Geneva in March, Aston Martin is focussing its attention on the development of a radical, sector-defining zero-emission SUV. Scheduled to be unveiled in 2021, the Lagonda SUV will be the first luxury SUV exclusively driven by zero emission powertrain technologies and will uphold […]

Toyota now in a new era of automotive design

Toyota now in a new era of automotive design

Toyota has embarked on an exciting new era of automotive design that is resulting in stronger, more attractive styling for its vehicles, according to Kevin Hunter, one of the company’s Global Design Executives. Mr. Hunter, who is President of Toyota’s North American design studio known as Calty, said Akio Toyoda, […]