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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Kia Boss Confirms 14 Alternative-Fuel Vehicles By 2020

From fuel cell cars to EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids, #Kia is looking to add a bunch of new models eco-friendly models to its global lineup by the end of the decade.

The brand's European chief, Michael Cole, confirmed no less than 14 such cars, while speaking to Autocar:  "By 2020, Kia will offer 14 alternative-fuel vehicles globally. They will include EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids, as well as a fuel cell model."

Besides its alternative-fuel vehicle offensive, the automaker is also looking into a new subcompact crossover, which will rival the likes of the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, among others. The CUV is expected to drive Kia's sales ambitions and account for an important number of the targeted 500,000 units annually in Europe, by 2018.

"We have a history of hitting targets, because the plan isn’t just a number; it's built around new product", Cole said, while showing his enthusiasm for such a vehicle: "It's very exciting and a natural fit, because of the Sportage and Sorento SUVs. It's an area where we've actually got some heritage."

Another important car set to enter Kia's lineup is the production version of the 2011 GT Concept. Prototypes have been already scooped, showing the as-of-yet-unnamed model's four-door coupe body style, which places it against the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback. It will come with rear-wheel drive and rumor has it that the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine from the Genesis G80 Sport will be powering it.

Note: Kia Soul EV pictured


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