Bosch, BorgWarner help cut CO2 in new Kia Cee'd
With the help of powertrain technologies from suppliers including Robert Bosch and BorgWarner, the second-generation Kia Cee'd has improved its fuel efficiency compared with the previous-generation model. For example, Bosch provides the common-rail injection system in the new Cee'd 1.6-liter 128-hp diesel. The new engine offers CO2 emissions as low as 97 grams per kilometer, down from a low of 117g/km offered by an engine with the same displacement in the first-generation Cee'd. That translates into combined average fuel use of 3.5 liters per 100km for the most frugal Cee'd in the new model line, down from a previous low of 4.2l per 100km. Delphi's common-rail injection system is used in the Cee'd 1.4-liter diesel.
BorgWarner supplies the turbocharger for the Cee'd's diesels as well as the glow controller unit and engine-timing system for the car's 1.4- and 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engines. BorgWarner also provides the Cee'd's friction plates and clutch parts for the car's automatic transmission.
The second-generation Kia Cee'd made its public debut at the 2012 Geneva auto show. The car is produced at the automaker's factory in Zilina, Slovakia, where IHS Automotive expects production to peak in 2014 at more than 118,000 units. The Cee'd also is built from kits by Russian contract manufacturer Avtotor in Kaliningrad, Russia.