The Sportage lineup now includes Kia’s ‘EcoDynamics+’ mild-hybrid powertrain options. EcoDynamics+ supplements acceleration with power from a 48-volt battery, extends engine ‘off time’ and can even help reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4% on the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).
The Ecodynamics+ mild-hybrid system combines green credentials with effortless everyday driving. The system pairs a diesel engine with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery. Operating seamlessly, the system recovers kinetic energy during deceleration phases and provides torque assistance when accelerating.