Category: Auto

Kia to churn out diesel mild-hybrid for Sportage and other models

Kia is set to introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain for the Sportage model in the second half of the year. The new ‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain reduces CO2 emissions by supplementing acceleration with electric power from an additional 48-volt battery and extending combustion engine ‘off time’ using a new Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator unit.

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Purchasing a new ride: Here’s some tips

Thinking about getting a new ride? Well, you deserve it especially after driving an old junk for more than five years or if you started out with either a Proton or a Perodua. Most would want to upgrade to a better ride for status, job enrichment and generally, to feel especially good. Sure you have your dream car in mind but some have to settle for the next best thing or brand, before they could actually reach for the ultimate choice or close to the dream car. There are plenty of varying factors to consider when purchasing a new ride i.e. budget (first and foremost), Japanese vs Continental, maintenance or after-sales, reviews by so-called auto experts and last but not least, the salesman’s gentle push.   

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